Friday, June 29, 2012

My slice of heaven

  My slice of heaven is this amazing antique store that belongs to my Grandparents. I spent many many summer days walking the aisles not really caring what was inside the building. As I grew older I tried to find ways to make money during the summer. My Grandparents would let me and my brother sweep or dust the merchandise for a few bucks. There were always cobwebs to clean too... I remember it always being hot, as there is no air conditioning and for heat there is just a wood stove for a pretty large building. 
  Every now and then something inside the building would strike my interest but I didn't have a true appreciation for this store until I was much older, probably in my early 20's. My appreciation grows larger and larger every time I visit, which is every time I go home. During my last trip I snapped some photos of interesting things... or at least things that I found interesting.
  I hope, and dream that some day I'll have a store of my own and I pray that some of these beautiful antiques will still be around when that day comes. 
Until then, I am photo documenting :) 
  Just for the record, I was actually blessed with both sets of my Grandparents being in the antique business. My other Grandparents are gone now and so is their estate, but I spent plenty of time digging in their shops too. 
I see these cups a lot in other Flea Markets. I really like this set.
My most favorite place ever, ever, ever! I've been playing in this jewelry display cabinet since I was a tiny little girl!
Mason jar collection. I remember being "artistic" and taking a photo of this when I was in photography class in high school. Back before digital cameras! I processed my own film and photos.
China, absolutely beautiful China! Not too valuable but so beautiful! Plate after plate after plate.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Mediterranean Princess

 I just got my copy of the July Bead Trends Magazine which features my Mediterranean Princess Earrings! Check it out below. You can also find them in my online shop! They are the perfect addition to any summer wardrobe!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New Vintage Redux's

I've spent the last couple of weeks cleaning up my studio and cleaning out my stash. I found a lot of beautiful goodies and turned them into necklaces! You can find most of them in my online shop. If you see one you are interested in that isn't listed yet let me know. I am saving a few pieces for upcoming shows. 

I love this piece. I love the big heavy chain and the Art Nouveau style brooch!

Friday, June 22, 2012


I won!
I won this beautiful bouquet of flowers from one of my favorite little boutiques here in Norman.
The name of the shoppe is The Birdies Nest and it is located on Campus Corner. If you are a local and haven't checked them out yet I highly recommend it! #ShopLocal

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Jewels!

I don't have a lot of time to write but I wanted to share my latest designs with all my blog readers! Hope you enjoy. For more info on any of the pieces email me,

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hello blog, it's been a while...

Hello blog friends! 
 I have been thinking of writing for some time now but I just didn't have time to do so. 
 May was incredibly busy with shows and travel. I was in Arkansas, then Kansas City, and then a quick trip up to visit family in Minnesota. But now I am back and very happy to not travel for a while. 

 I have new designs, new imported jewelry coming from Turkey and South America, am also working on my Fall 2012 collections, and brainstorming Spring/Summer 2013! And, applying to shows for the Fall, and it is looking like a really FULL lineup. I have my fingers crossed about a couple of shows but I am hoping and wishing on my stars that this is the year I'll get into them. 

 I am having a little SALE on my website so I can make room for new Fall designs. There is some great stuff and most of it is at least 40% off regular pricing. 

 Last, but not least, these little necklaces have kept me very, very busy the last few days. I came up with the design on Sunday and have managed to produce 45 of them! I just found out today that one of the OKC Thunder players wives bought 9 of them for the other players wives. We are meeting on Friday so I can add the players numbers to the ladies necklaces!