handmade jewelry

New Personalized Necklace: Awareness Ribbon for Advocacy Awareness Memorial

New Personalized Necklace: Awareness Ribbon for Advocacy Awareness Memorial

I love it when a new product evolves from an existing one. I have a basket on my work desk of “rejects”.  Manual engraving is…

For 2010 – Free Gift With Every Purchase

Due to the success and positive feedback of my “free earrings with every purchase” holiday promo, I have decided to give a free gift with…

Fundraising Inspired: Elly’s Pageant Fund

Fundraising Inspired: Elly’s Pageant Fund

I’ve always enjoyed donating my jewelry for silent auctions and door prizes, but it has always been a goal of mine to host fundraisers on…

Jewelry Inspired: Fun With Swarovski Filligree Flowers

Jewelry Inspired: Fun With Swarovski Filligree Flowers

Artbeads allowed me to pick out some Swarovski components to try out free of charge. I decided that one of the items I wanted to…

Jewelry Inspired: Funky Copper Disc Choker

Jewelry Inspired: Funky Copper Disc Choker

I added a little somethin’-somethin’ to my Artfire Studio today. This copper choker has been sitting on the bench for some time begging to be…

Jewelry Inspired: Sparkly Reconstituted Smoky Quartz…

Jewelry Inspired: Sparkly Reconstituted Smoky Quartz…

Expanding on yesterday’s post, that lately I have been working with colour themes, I now introduce you to one day’s project: fun with reconstituted smoky…

Jewelry Inspired: Fire Agate in Sterling Silver ~ Finding Creativity Again…

Jewelry Inspired: Fire Agate in Sterling Silver ~ Finding Creativity Again…

I sold my “Day of the Dead” earrings,  so I wanted to make something in replacement. I was drawn toward these faceted fire agate beads…

Artist Inspired: Amethyst/Citrine Rough Cut Necklace by mcstoneworks

Artist Inspired: Amethyst/Citrine Rough Cut Necklace by mcstoneworks

Anyone who knows me, knows I love a great stone or mineral sample. My jaw dropped when I saw this necklace made with rough cut…

Artist Inspired: Not-so-delicate Delica Ring – Gold Bling by Maked

Artist Inspired: Not-so-delicate Delica Ring – Gold Bling by Maked

I come across the most wonderful handmade work & it pushes me to keep creating and keep evolving. So I thought it would be nice…

My Black Cat Anklet featured on The Grand Design Blog

I am honoured that CJ Grand of  The Grand Design chose my black cat anklet as today’s Handmade Tweet on her blog. She has some…

heavenly flower Featured as Shop of the Week Bejeweled’s Jewelry

Thank you Lisa Holley for featuring my Etsy Shop as the shop of the week!! Bejeweled’s Jewelry: All My Friends on Etsy (on a side…

Finding Inspiration…

Finding Inspiration…

Newton’s first Law of Motion: “An object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion…” So…

Getting my Groove On…

Getting my Groove On…

Well it’s offcial. I sat down last night I finally made my way back into jewelry making after a 10 week hiatus due to the…

Weekend Promos for the SATeam

I have been so neglectful of the blog as of late; I hope to rectify that soon now that a smooth rhythm seems to be…

Update on this Weekend’s Sale

So the Starving (Jewelry) Artists sale on Etsy starts this Friday (April 24th) at 4pm EST. The promo is free shipping from the participating shops….

SATEAM Mother’s Day Sale on Etsy this weekend…

Okay so, I am typing this half in the dark with a newborn laying on my chest…bare with me…but I am excuted to announce that…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 78

100 Days of Creativity: Day 78

I feel like I am on auto pilot today, yet I was still able to put together this turquoise bracelet. I do love turquoise. I…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 77

100 Days of Creativity: Day 77

Today’s creative endeavour is a companion to yesterday’s anklet. Cute and simple dangle earrings in tiger eye and faceted garnet: Needless to say, I am…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 76

100 Days of Creativity: Day 76

Today was helping DH clean the house day. I know I know, it’s Sunday but lately I have just decided to do the cleaning when…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 75

100 Days of Creativity: Day 75

Woot! Day 75! I can’t believe I have been able to keep this up for 75 days! Although my goal is 100 days of making…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 74

100 Days of Creativity: Day 74

Happy Spring everyone! It was a gloriously sunny day here today. Hard to not feel optimistic on a day like today. My offering for today’s…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 73

100 Days of Creativity: Day 73

I am in such a good mood today – spring is definitely in the air!  So nice to know the equinox is tomorrow!  Today I…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 72

100 Days of Creativity: Day 72

I finally am starting to feel like myself again. I think a lot of contemplation and some nice weather really helped. I only had time…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 71

100 Days of Creativity: Day 71

Today was a fairly easy design day as I simply finished up the last two pieces in the garnet & pearls series. I think I…

100 Days of Creativity: Day 70

100 Days of Creativity: Day 70

When I started to think this morning about what would be my inspiration for today’s creations, I decided to take direction from my destash pile…