I did it again.

I did it again.

I am back to staying up all night and running on little sleep during the day. Why?
Well, mostly my pain-in-the-behind everlasting bout of insomnia but last night I just wanted to get some things finished.
I made another satin brooch (seen pictured) for any special occasion. I personally love these and am definitely planning on making them in all different colors.

But before all of this, I was working on a custom order for a friend who happens to be an excellent photographer. She has a newbie session coming up next month and wanted some headbands for the baby girl. I am SO thrilled she asked me to do them and even more excited to see my headbands next month!
Please go and check her page out, show her some love by liking it and stick around to see more of her amazing work!
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I must be off…to make more things when I should be cleaning.


Such a dilemma.

Such a dilemma.

There are many times throughout my jewelry making process that I am faced with such a difficult decision: Do I list this new item in the shop or keep it for myself?

Ahh, such a deep question to ask oneself when you are a jewelry maker.
Nine times out of ten, I just suck it up and list the piece so it can have new life in a new home which I thoroughly enjoy.
I so love making pieces for other people so they might enjoy them as much as I do and have. But sometimes….sometimes I just have to hold on to some things for myself. Hah!

Well, I better get back to it and FINALLY make this bracelet that I’ve been neglecting to make for quite some time now. Maybe it’ll be a necklace instead…..


Midnight painting at its finest.

Midnight painting at its finest.

Regardless of the Sleepytime tea I drank two hours ago, I am still awake.
I’m quite irritated at this because I’ve been in such a great pattern lately but alas, my insomnia is back.
What does this mean other than bags under the eyes and much needed coffee in the morning?
Being productive when it’s quiet and I have time!

So, I did this painting with one of my favorite quotes which I hope to get tattooed one day.
“And though she be little, she is fierce.”
Though in the written version there is now exclamation point and an extra comma.

It will go nicely on my wall…one of them, with everything else I’ve made.

Bottles, bubbles and beaches.

Bottles, bubbles and beaches.

I have always worked with glass vials and the flow of ideas for more is seemingly never ending.
This go around? Mermaids!
I’m so excited to put these together with some beads and crystals and to get them up in the shop.
On top of that, I have a REAL starfish pendant on top of real sand. I cannot WAIT to get these pieces done.

Other than that, I have finally finished with my deconstructing/reconstructing phase and unfortunately, I had to toss a lot of things.
Alas, I did get to salvage a lot of beads and some pendants and what not.
Overall, I’m happy with the outcome and the space I just freed up on my shelf.

Ahh, back to work I must go now.


Let the work begin!

Let the work begin!

All of the pieces I plan on working on right now are on my very beaten up desk.
Unfortunately, a lot of things just have to be throw away due to lame circumstances.
Oh well, I will make up for the losses elsewhere.

So far I’ve got ideas for brand new items from Harry otter to zombies and just elegant crystal pieces.

I’m excited!


Weddings and such.

Weddings and such.

I myself am in the process of planning my own wedding so I figured I needed to add some more elegant pieces to my shop.

First step: Wedding-perfect brooches!

This little guy is completely perfect to me. I adore the size, shape and the perfect amount of shine added to it with the crystals in the center. All of the crystals were hand sewn on and each “petal” layer was hand cut by me and detailed.

I’m so excited for this and it’s already up in the Etsy shop!

Now, if this sells and gets the attention I think it deserves, I will most certainly be making more in different colors.