Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Home Sweet Cottage

Spring and Summer spell relax to me.  Time to have fun with the family and explore new things.  Me and my family like to go to a summer cottage by the beach.  This treasury I made, totally brings me there.... hope it does you too!  All of these items can be found on -Home Sweet Cottage

Monday, November 12, 2012


In February of 2011, I started seeing hearts!  The more I told people about it, they started seeing them too!  I heard someone say these sightings are called "God Winks".  Whatever you choose to call them is up to you; however, I think they are really cool : )

This heart was found on my friend's daughter's birthday on an ice cream lid! 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

DIY - Recycle YOUR Jewelry Into Fabulous Christmas Gifts!!

On a tight budget and need some new jewelry?  Here's a solution:  Take your broken and/or unloved jewelry, and create fabulous, one of a kind pieces by thinking outside the box!

I LOVED this bracelet a little too much : )  It had an adorable black bow on it and a basic clasp.  The clasp fell off and the bow is gone - boo hoo....

 I cleaned it with an amazing homemade solution I found on Pinterest.

After cleaning it I took it apart.  Here are all the pieces from the bracelet.

My goal was to create 2 pieces of jewelry with what you see here and a couple of extra findings that I had recycled from other pieces, plus some head pins, jump rings and ribbon from my stash. 

I chose to make the earrings first.  The only pieces I used from the bracelet were the rhinestone balls and silver circles.  The rest you see is stuff I had on hand.  If you do not have jewelry findings on hand, they are very easy to find at craft stores or even Walmart.  These basic supplies will cost you about $8 to start (if you already have tools: pliers, round nose pliers) but you will be able to make LOTS of stuff with what you bought : )

Next is the necklace.  I was amazed to find out there was enough chain on my old bracelet to make a 30 inch necklace!  Remember, chain does not have to match!  You can take several old necklaces and create one cool piece from them!   Here are the parts for the necklace.  All but a few jump rings and toggle clasp came from the old bracelet. 

Here are the finished results!  I couldn't resist putting on a black bow!  The bow is just tied on and can be taken off when I want.

I love my new set!!   Give this a try!!  Let me know what you think!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Lovely Autumn Earrings

These earrings are very lightweight and delicate, yet have beautiful sparkle. The long and lovely gold plated earrings measure 3 inches in length. The brass leaf measures 1 and 1/8 inches in length and is 1 cm at the widest point. The hand beaded swarovski crystal clusters measure1/2 inch in length.

Autumn Sunset Orange 
Swarovski Crystal Necklace

Beautiful hand beaded heart sparkles orange and sunset tones on a delicate gold chain. The necklace measures 18 inches. The size can be adjusted, just ask : ) The heart measures an inch wide and long. This necklace will come shipped in a silver organza gift bag ready to give to your loved one. The color possibilities are endless!! If you want a different color than what is in my shop - contact me and I will make it happen : ) Thanks for looking!