Friday, June 26, 2009

New Earrings in the Shop!

Claudia earrings... I really love these...

Cecilia earrings in green chalcedony

Marla earrings in prehnite

Kathy earrings

Saturday, June 20, 2009


I scored some goodies at a local church rummage sale this weekend:

An old Brownie Reflex camera with its box that I picked up for my sister (she has a small collection of old cameras).

A lonely chair that will be repainted and reupholstered for my desk (which is also waiting for a paintjob...)

A neat vintage wooden folding table... it folds up the middle and the two halves fall to each side.

But my favorite find was this:

A mid-century modernish wood and glass bar cart!  I was so excited when I saw this, I grabbed the handle and pulled it along with me until I found someone who was working at the rummage sale.  The two top shelves are actually removable trays.  The brass parts of the handle are loose, but otherwise it is in beautiful condition... I won't have to refinish it at all.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Rain, rain, go away...

Yet another day of storms around here, and I'm waking up thinking "When did I move to Seattle?"  

This of course got me thinking about umbrellas....

I would love to have this Marimekko umbrella to splash around in puddles with.  I may buy one today.

Isn't this adorable?  This little clutch/wristlet from atouchofstardust can be found here.

And, I dream of being here with this wonderfully tattered, vintage-y parasol pic from saranorris to shelter me from the sun.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Indie Style Giveaway

Indie Style is featuring a giveaway of my Cecilia earrings in the winner's choice of aqua, lavender, pink or blue.  Indie Style is a daily design and style blog featuring handmade goods, unique crafters and Indie Blogs.  

Entries are being accepted until Friday, June 19th.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Etsy YART Sale starts today!

Starting today and running through the 14th, Etsy sellers are banding together to hold A YART sale, offering fantastic deals from their shops!

What is a Yart Sale, you ask? Well, it is a combination of the words yard and art - art sellers having the internet version of a yard sale. This is a popular type of sale in the art world - lots of artists and art museums have Yart Sales to raise funds. On Etsy it's like a neighborhood garage sale - just about everyone does it differently. Some people give across the board discounts on their merchandise, some people set up a Yart Sale section in their shop with a few designated sale items, some people give free or discounted shipping. The possibilities are endless!

I've set up a special section in my shop for YART sales items.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

WIST Giveaway!

I'm being featured in this week's giveaway to help promote WIST--the Wisconsin Street Team on Etsy, of which I am a proud member.  The giveaway is for the winner's choice of earrings in my Etsy shop

You can read the post and enter the giveaway here.

Good luck to all who enter!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Something for a rainy day...

Or anytime you need a pick-me-up...

I was sent this by a friend after I had been complaining about all of the rainy, crummy weather we've been having this past weekend. Right after I watched this, I *swear* the sun came out....

Thursday, June 4, 2009

New in the Shop This Weekend

I finally got some clasps in, so I was able to finish a couple of necklaces that have been on hold:
Natalie necklace

Ondine necklace

I've also been working on a new wedding jewelry line using vintage components.  All of the pieces in this line will be very limited editions, size depending on the availability of materials.

Sabrina necklace, using vintage crystals