Friday, November 1, 2013


I am a day late, but hopefully, not a dollar short.  I have drawn the name of the winner of the earrings from the Halloween Blog Hop.....
JeanMP is the official winner!!!
If you would email me at
with your mailing address, I will put those in the mail to you!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


I am happy to be a part of Nancy Gideon's Halloween Blog tour!  Thank you for the opportunity Miss Nancy! 

First, let me say that this time of year is one of my favorite, not only for the free flowing candy, but the cooling temperatures and colorful trees.  I am also an avid scary movie fan.  Although, that wasn't always the case.  There was a time, from about the time I was 9 years old until my early twenties that I was not in a horror movie state of mind.  In fact, I avoided them at all cost.  My earliest memory of being totally frightened by a scary flick was Michael Jackson's "Thriller".  I am not sure if it was because my mother forbid me to see it then I snuck around behind her back, saw it and had to own up to it when I spent the next three nights crying at the foot of her bed, scared to death! 

Then there were the unavoidable slumber parties and "girl/boy" parties where, like it or not, there was already a threat of an "undesirable" movie being popped into the VCR (sorry folks no DVD's or Blueray players in my teenage years).  I tried to avoid them, but to no avail, there was the sleep over at a friend's house where we watched Creep Show and the high school party where they insisted on watching Pet Cemetary. If only I had just had pretended I had a stomach ache or a massive head injury, I could avoided so much mental trama.  Oh, no, I decided to give it my best shot and watched the movies with my much braver friends.  It was okay while we were there, watching, cringing at the gore and the thrills, but as soon as I was back at home, the lights were off and I was left to my imagination, there was no escaping my thoughts, I was a gonner. Now, I love scary movies. But, don't let me fool you, I still worry that a zombie is lying in wait in the dark just around the corner when I take the trash out.  Enjoy your Halloween and get scared.  BOO!

Now for the fun part, if you have read my blog, I want to say thank you for taking a look and REWARD someone.  I have made these very festive pair of gold tone and black earrings and will be giving them away, if you follow these instructions:

1.  I will throw your name in the hat one time, if you comment on my blog (be nice, please).

2.  A second entry will be made on your behalf if you comment AND follow my blog.

Nancy will announce the winner on October 31, 2013.  Please note, I will not be able to ship internationally. 

Thanks for stopping by and now you can move on to the next blog tour stop....


Thursday, October 3, 2013

The New Life of a Classic Cameo

One of my favorite moments is setting down with a wonderful friend who has a piece of jewelry that has a significant personal history and hearing the back story!  I was honored to be asked to create something out of the cameo broach that she once wore for her own wedding into a fresh water pearl lariat necklace to wear for her own son's recent wedding.

We only added a few small embellishments, but the cameo sings on it's own!  Thank you for the opportunity Miss Becca!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Big Reveal

 The day has come for me to let my biggest jewelry project yet go to it’s new home. I feel like I am adopting out a is difficult. I have spent many hours with each of these pieces of jewelry, admiring, disassembling and re-creating each into their newest form! I think the Big Reveal went well and now I am anxious for another project. However, in my world there is never a need for more projects. I always have plenty and LOVE to take on more!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Yay Me!  It has been brewing for some time now.  The desire to get some jewelry items listed on Etsy again.  It takes a considerable amount of time to get everything up and updated on my site and then to make sure that the pictures are decent and the jewelry is worthy of listing.  But, after all the toiling and working and re-wording and multiple pictures, I have given it another go.  It doesn't hurt to try, right?  I am still working on a large sized set of special pieces for E and J, but this needed to go up on Etsy and then I am back to re-making their mother's costume jewelry into memorable wearable jewelry for the family.

Friday, April 12, 2013

It's been too long...

It has been much too long since I last posted anything on my blog.  For some reason life just gets in the way of jewelry sometimes.  Ick.  I recently met with a pair of sisters who lost there mother a few years ago and she was a "jewelry-horse".  They have shared all of the very precious jewels with their other sisters, nieces and sister-in-laws, but knew that they would never be able to pull off wearing some of her outdated and "funky-chunky" pieces.  So, they called me!  I spent a glorious afternoon sipping coffee over hundreds of pieces of jewelry.  We decided on several necklaces, earrings and parts and peices of the same to make into new jewelry for both of them and for the sisters, nieces, daughters and sister-in-laws.  What a gift to be able to be part of their trip down memory lane and have an opportunity to make something new for them to wear and cherish as their own!  Here is a sample of one of the first items to be completed...