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Friday, October 23, 2009

Angel Wing Necklace

I am in love with mother of pearl. I found these great wings made of carved mop. The wings have a lovely glow and were so fun creating this necklace. The chain is vintage brass with pink glass cats eye beads. I finished off the piece with a few dangles, a flower, leaf and a brass bird. I think it looks romantic and pretty.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vintage Swarovski

I love searching for unique pieces for my jewelry creations. I came upon some vintage Swarovski crystals in cherry red. They are so gorgeous! I needed to decide to make pendants or earrings and decideded on a pair of earrings. I kept the design simple so as not to distract from the crystal. The brass metal looks really good with the red. These are one of a kind (OOAK) and I LOVE them. Maybe I should keep them for myself!

Friday, October 16, 2009

A Touch of Satin

Do you LOVE satin? Do you know the benefits of using satin pillowcases and pillows? A Touch of Satin offers luxurious pillowcases and pillows with all the wonderful benefits of satin. The pillowcases can help prevent split ends, control fly-aways, minimize wrinkles on your face and reduce hair breakage and loss. Who knew!
Mary Clarke, a very charming fellow crafter in New Jersey, makes all these lovely items. Visit A Touch of Satin website http://www.atouchofsatin.com/home to find out more information and to view all the beautiful selections of satin pillowcases and pillows.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Katie's Wedding

A couple of months ago I was contacted by Katie via my Etsy shop. She needed a brooch to go with her wedding dress, she did not like the one that came on her dress. She had seen some of my brooches in my shop as they have a vintage look. As we worked together through Etsy convos, e-mails and Shutterfly everything came together. The color scheme is so pretty, pale yellow, olive green and brown. Even though we started with a brooch we worked on necklaces, hairpins, bracelet and earrings. It was so fun getting flowers and brass pieces for this project. I was also lucky enough to find vintage brass chain with the prettiest olive green glass beads. Well the order is in the mail and I hope she and her bridal party love everything. The wedding is not until May 2010 but at least one job is done. I'm hoping she sends some pictures next year so that I can see how wonderful everyone is going to look!

Sunday, October 4, 2009


I must say it was a very good week! I had been waiting for confirmation of two craft shows that I REALLY wanted to get into and I did! Haddonfield on Oct 17 and the Northwest Christian school at the Sussex County Fair Grounds on Nov 21. These are shows that are tops on my list.
I also went to a bead show and met my friend Maria, always to so pleasant to see and talk about all different things with her.
Today I am off to do the a show in Somerville, Arts on Main. Hope its a good day. Got to go...