jewelry/keepsake designs

New Designs for May – Memorial Pet Jewelry

New Designs for May – Memorial Pet Jewelry

It’s been too painful until now but I finally designed a Memorial piece for our dear Hemingway cat who passed away suddenly from feline g.i….

Mother-Daughter Half a Heart Charms & April’s New Items

Mother-Daughter Half a Heart Charms & April’s New Items

April is my birthday month – Earth Day – which seems to fit me perfectly (green washing aside!) being someone who pulls all my inspiration…

Culinary Grade Pewter Charms – More Info

Culinary Grade Pewter Charms – More Info

Many of the charms I use in my theme name necklaces are culinary grade pewter (AKA Britannia pewter alloy – you can drink or eat…

You are the Apple of My Eye Necklace and Teacher’s Gift

You are the Apple of My Eye Necklace and Teacher’s Gift

I recently found these sweet epoxy apple charms. I love the pop of red color and they were just begging to be made into a…

Mini Faceted Gemstone Earrings – are back!

Mini Faceted Gemstone Earrings – are back!

January always means a time of renewal, growth & reflection for me. So it’s good that it is also the slowest month of the year…

New Product: Dark Angel Necklace in Tourmaline

New Product: Dark Angel Necklace in Tourmaline

A dear friend of mine requested the “dark angel” necklace in tourmaline for her daughter. I was surprised how hard it was to find faceted…

BRIDGET Earrings: – Sparkly. Elegant. Classy. – Officially Relaunched

BRIDGET Earrings: – Sparkly. Elegant. Classy. – Officially Relaunched

I am bringing back an older design – just in time for holiday parties. The “Bridget” earringsĀ are named for their original recipient, and are now…

New Chain on Child’s Flower Necklaces

New Chain on Child’s Flower Necklaces

I got a chain order the other day, and with it I had a design epiphany, about my child’s flower necklaces. The epiphany was: what…

“Wings” Tribute piece: Personalized Memorial Necklace

“Wings” Tribute piece: Personalized Memorial Necklace

5 years ago to this day, my mother passed away suddenly at the age of 54. I would like to say *unexpectedly*, but I had…

OM Pendant Necklace & Yummy Gemstones…

OM Pendant Necklace & Yummy Gemstones…

This is a fairly new piece I designed…now finally up for sale. I have had these OM pendants in silver & gold culinary grade pewter…

Little Girl’s Necklaces

Little Girl’s Necklaces

Today I added charms to my girls’ necklaces, something that anyone can do with their order by browsing the add-onsĀ section. I’m sure my girls don’t…

A Custom Necklace…for my Daughter…

A Custom Necklace…for my Daughter…

September means one thing in my household – my oldest’s birthday. She will be 4 this year, and for the past several months she has…

Personalized Necklaces – My latest Custom Engraving Order

Personalized Necklaces – My latest Custom Engraving Order

I just shared this custom order on my Facebook page…and I mentioned there that I normally do not share custom requests. Normally the pieces I…

Jewelry Inspired: Getting Started with Gemstones

Jewelry Inspired: Getting Started with Gemstones

Back when I started jewelry making, the thought of using actual gemstone beads in my designs seemed unattainable. I was unemployed, and I had to…

Come Tour My Jewelry Box: Pearls from the Philippines

Come Tour My Jewelry Box: Pearls from the Philippines

I attended a very dear friend’s wedding today, so I thought blogging about my pearls tonight would be fitting. During my own wedding a few…

Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 5: Beaded Rings

Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 5: Beaded Rings

I have been making rings like mad lately. I don’t know why I never thought of this before, but what a great way to use…

Come Tour My Jewelry Box: Fossils & Slabs

Come Tour My Jewelry Box: Fossils & Slabs

It’s no secret, to anyone who knows me, I love rocks. I was ecstatic to find out my now-husband likes rocks too. Between buying beads,…

Come Tour My Jewelry Box: Grow-With-Me Toddler Bracelets

Come Tour My Jewelry Box: Grow-With-Me Toddler Bracelets

The next items I wanted to share from my jewelry box, are actually not for me at all, but for my two little ones. I…

Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 1: Hair Accessories

Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 1: Hair Accessories

After 12+ years of jewelry making, I have a lot of beads without a home. Meaning, they are leftovers from past projects – from one…

Come Tour My Jewelry Box: My Wedding Jewelry Then & Now

Come Tour My Jewelry Box: My Wedding Jewelry Then & Now

After my last post about my prophetic charm bracelet – it gave me the idea to start a series on my personal jewelry collection. Over…

Jewelry Inspired: My Prophetic Charm Bracelet

Jewelry Inspired: My Prophetic Charm Bracelet

If you are familiar with my work, or have ever picked up my business card, you may recognize this bracelet. It is the official logo…

Jewelry Inspired: Custom Engraved Charm Necklace

Jewelry Inspired: Custom Engraved Charm Necklace

I have been talking for several months now about my newly acquired manual engravers – AKA pantograph engraver or engravograph as New Hermes likes to…

Jewelry Inspired: What Summer Means to Me

Jewelry Inspired: What Summer Means to Me

Artbeads offered us bloggers a chance to try out some supplies* & design a summer theme. My first instinct is to gravitate toward blues, yellows,…

Adventures in Brass: Part Two ~ The Initial Project

Adventures in Brass: Part Two ~ The Initial Project

My first piece that I made via the brass oxidizing experiment was really, really crude – but it worked up fast. I know my fellow…

Adventures in Brass: Part One ~ Oxidizing

Adventures in Brass: Part One ~ Oxidizing

I inherited a lot of trophy brass for my engravers. Besides practicing engraving, I thought I would try my hand at some fun techniques and…