Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Engagement Announcement!

I'm engaged!!!

My boyfriend and I have been dating for over 5 years and we are engaged at last!!!

Here are pictures of the ring he surprised me with on Saturday night. He picked it out all by himself!

The wedding planning has already begun! I

Monday, January 10, 2011

Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Before I began my Etsy line, I spent my time refurbishing old jewelry. When I ran out of my own, I went through my mom's old jewelry, my sister's, etc. My creativity really flourishes when I'm limited on supplies. I begin to see things that I wouldn't normally see. As my mother often says, "Necessity is the Mother of Invention."

Recently, I went to the store Express in the mall to check out their after Christmas sale and I hit the JACKPOT! I found three gorgeous necklaces that were decked with rhinestones, beads, chain, and more rhinestones. These pieces were simply exquisite, but they were a little bit much even for me. I couldn't pass up the 90% off discount (yeah...no mistaking 90% off of $148.00 for one necklace!).

The wheels began turning and I was like a kid on Christmas morning....I couldn't wait to get home and break apart these glorious necklaces and recreate them into wearable pieces! 

Here are the original photos:

The outrageous gold mesh bib...so heavy to wear!
Regular Price: $148, My Price: $16.00

 I almost fell over in this one....

 Chains, locks, keys, hearts, flowers, bows, butterflies...am I done naming all the trinkets?

Chains, chains, and more chains and a few rhinestones too
Regular Price $98, My Price $16.00

And my favorite....
Regular Price $148, My Price $16

I had the most fun with this one!

 Even beautiful to photograph, but *sigh* where was I going to wear this heavy necklace?

More to come on the refurbished pieces!

I made about 20+ wearable pieces....necklaces, bracelets, headbands, earrings, and more.

You'll see it all very soon!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Let's celebrate the new year with a discount!!! Enter the code Jan2011 and receive 10% off your order during the month of January.