Vintage Bits and Pieces May 25 2014

One of my favorite things about using antique and vintage items to create jewelry is that I get to collect all the fantastic and fun little bits and pieces. I just love to hunt down these items, you just never know what you're going to find! I'm so anxious to start making jewelry again in preparation for upcoming shows. Here is a little glance into my print case drawers full of items waiting to be used for something beautiful.

Welcome Spring! March 02 2014

It's been a long, cold winter for a lot of the country, and we have been treated to a couple beautiful, sunny days here in the Pacific Northwest. I'm getting in the mood for the warmer days ahead, and pretty clothes and pretty colors. I picked up these strands last week, and am so excited to start making pieces with these fabulous colors! I'm also very happy about the textured, chunky gold, which is actually brass. Here's to spring!

Spring strands