Sunday, January 29, 2017

Shhh. Don't Tell.

Working hard over the weekend finishing up a new piece that will ultimately be dropped off to my friends at RETRO and putting the finishing touches on a really late Christmas gift.  Although I spend most of my time using gently used findings, beads and miscellaneous parts and pieces to make my jewelry, it is fun to spend time making all NEW stuff.  I am not going to reveal the finished product because the recipient of this gift may be looking at this blog between now and when I am handing it over.  Last year, I made a simple hand-knotted fresh water pearl bracelet for her with the most adorable charm of two peas in a pod.  This year, I did something similar and continued the tradition.  Enjoy SRB!

Monday, January 23, 2017

This might be your jewelry

It's like warming up and stretching out for a big relay race, fortunately though, I will not need to run.  What I mean is all this repair work is getting me back into "shape" for making some original jewelry...some ReMarydOriginals Jewelry.  So, if you see something in this picture that looks familiar, this might be your jewelry and it is wearable again.

If you don't see anything that looks like something you gave to me to fix or change, then you are on my list. THE List.  The list that includes new pieces for my buddies at RETRO, P!CK, and, of course, BOOKENDS.  Motivation and inspiration are blooming in my downstairs jewelry studio....and I am crossing one item off the list at a time.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Reinvent

Friends!  With a burst of energy, I come to you at the beginning of 2017.  In an attempt to really push myself and reach new heights in creativity, I am back to blogging.  This blog will be my "companion" that encourages me to make, create, get involved with jewelry and really breathe new life into, what I consider, my art.

This is a really off-the-wall take on a wrap bracelet made from the parts of a necklace I made several years ago.  It is a completely new look.  I added a bit of thin leather but kept the big chunky chain, one very large effervescent semi-precious blue stone, and sassy glass pearls.                                                                                                    ↦

It is with this post that I set my goal for feeding my creative self and making an effort, everyday, to work.

Signing Off....

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sparkler

Sadly, inspiration has been a bit dry this summer when it comes to jewelry creations.  However, now that the seasons are changing and I am having to go inside because it is getting darker earlier, I find myself gravitating to the basement to work.  This was a bracelet that has taken a long road to find it's home in a new necklace.  It was a happy anniversary gift to my boss, celebrating 13 years of working side by side...
BEFORE
After

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Romance.  Shape Shifters. Werewolves. More Romance. Mystery. More Romance. and Jewelry.  There is really no better combination!  Author Nancy Gideon has found a way to give her fans a book-souvenir to wear.  She provided me with some gorgeous and meaningful charms to add to this sparkling bracelet.  Handcuffs, a "Romance" Novel, an open book, a howling wolf and a dog footprint charm along with half moon and heart prisms dangle from the bracelet.  A book lovers keepsake!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Crafters Unite!

One of the most fun things in the world is to get mail.  Like, real mail from the United States Postal Service.  It just feels so great!  Anyway, I have connected with a friend of my mom's who is an amazing crafter with a brain full of ideas, inspiration and a lifetime of experience when it comes to crafting, sewing and everything vintage!  Recently, I received a small, flat package in the mail from Ms. Susie.  She had made me the most adorable banner for my jewelry studio.  I love it and wanted to share how great it looks with all of my crafting supplies!