Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Winter Graduate...

Holiday Gift Suggestion: So pleased with this necklace! The pendant is a geode agate slice and it is amazing! The rock crystal quartz gemstones are beautiful. A great chunky statement necklace. Matching earrings can be made upon request. It's a prefect winter graduation gift. My son just told me this necklace is "cool."

Friday, December 10, 2010

Your Mother...

Holiday Gift Suggestion: For your mom, godmother, or mom -n-law...
Gorgeous geode agate slice pendant surrounded by pretty faceted jasper gemstones. A sprinkle of turquoise makes the necklace pop. The earth tones are perfect for any outfit. All jewelry can be gift wrapped and sent directly to the recipient, upon request.

Monday, December 6, 2010


Shopping for gemstones always makes me happy. Today I went to the GTS bead show here in Greensboro and I bought some gorgeous beads. My favorite are the black coral sticks. They are amazing! A black coral cuff is definitely in order. Stay tuned...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Downtown Girl...

Holiday Gift Suggestion: Feather earrings. This is for the Downtown Girl. She is edgy and likes to be the one who sets the trends, not follows them. To her there are no rules for fashion. Earrings are super lightweight and so much fun to wear. A beautiful combination of army green and orange. One of a kind and a great find for under $25.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

80's Madonna...

Holiday Gift Selection: For the 80's baby this "Papa Don't Preach" triple chain necklace with a big ole pink cross is for you! I love everything 80's Madonna. It looks great on. A great gift for under $40.
An armful of black rubber bracelets and lace gloves are optional!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Babysitter...

Countdown to Holiday Gift Giving! From now until Christmas I will be offering gift suggestions for anyone on your shopping list who loves jewelry.
First up is a beautiful pair of shell hoop earrings with turquoise nuggets. Perfect for the babysitter or petsitter. A great gift for under $20. Hoops can be purchased here

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Yesterday I went to a bead show and got a few things. Picked up my favorite gemstone, kyanite. Its the blue stick-like gemstone pictured above. Strands of pearls, I got a few "fancy" ideas for those. =)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Girls Night Out...

Girls Night Out this past weekend with my sorors. We went to Pazo which is located in Baltimore. We dined on tapas and paella (see pic). Gorgeous people, great food, and wonderful atmosphere. As always when we get together, it was a blast!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Weekend Recap...

We went to Maryland this past weekend for my family reunion. Saturday we went to Sandy Point State Park. Saturday night I hung out with some friends at Pazo restaurant in Baltimore where we dined on tapas and paella. Sunday evening I had Maryland crabs with lots of Old Bay seasoning with the kids and my father n law. Monday I stopped by Trader Joes on my way home because we do not have one in Greensboro. How was your weekend?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Shopping Steals...

J. Crew is currently having a Regional Warehouse Sale until July 25th in Winston-Salem. Yesterday I dragged the tween daughter and ventured out to see what steals I could find. Once inside, you were greeted with a white garbage bag and a price list. There were boxes everywhere filled with clothing and shoes for men, women, and children. After an hour of digging and impatient sighs from the tween, I took my "garbage" bag and headed to the counter. I got 2 things. One was a "steal." I got the above blazer in awesome condition (no snags, holes, rips) replacement buttons and tags attached for $30! This blazer is $238 on J.Crew's website. It will look great in the Fall adorned with vintage style brooches.

The other item was a cute white tee with a sequin pocket. The tween wants to know what's up with me and sequins lately. Anyway... The tee was $15. It had a small hole in it and I asked the cashier if she could take something off the price. She marked it down to $10. My opinion, it should have been $5, then I would call it a "steal." But it is cute, so I kept it in my "garbage" bag, cause lately I got a thing for sequins.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Coming From Where I'm From - EAOC Collective Blogging Event...

Hey All! It's the 1st of Day of Summer! I'm having a sale just for today. Take 20% off everything in my shop. Just mention "1st Day of Summer Sale" in the notes to seller. Discount will be reimbursed via Paypal.

I'm also proud to be a member of EAOC (Etsy Artist of Color). We come from all over, US, Carribbean, Europe, Asia, Africa, and many more places. There is some amazing talent in this group! Check us out on etsy. Enter the search words team eaoc to view all of the items available for sale. Currently we are having an EAOC Collective Blogging event. Some artisans participating in this event are:

Pictured above are a couple of new earring designs that are available for 20% off today!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Maxi Dress, Jeweled Sandals, Hoops, Red Lipstick...

Maxi dress (check), jeweled sandals (check), hoops (check), and red lipstick (check)! You are ready to go out the door!
Hoop earrings are the ultimate summer accessory! Here is my latest.

Leathers and Feathers and Brass...Oh My!

New earring designs for your shopping pleasure. One of a kind.

Bronze and snakeskin leather strips

Vintaj brass sun with brass chain and carnelian.

Carnelian gemstones attached to brass chain with sun pendants.

Jimi Hendrix feather earrings.

Brass guitar charms are attached.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Block Is Hot...

Be the hottest hip chick on the block wearing these agate pendant necklaces. Simple but stunning. The colors are gorgeous! New and available here

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

40th Birthday...

My client and 3 of her girlfriends are going on a cruise to celebrate their 40th birthday. She wanted to present them all with a commerative gift once they are abroad. This is the design I came up with. All charms, chains, and findings are sterling silver. Very nice detail and gram weight on the cruise ship charm. Three gemstones are faceted genuine cz and one is a salmon coral nugget. She was pleased and I'm sure the girls will be too! Bon Voyage!

If you want something similar, please inquire. I love custom orders!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Another hip jewel from my "Sexy in the City" collection. Moroccan themed hoops. Bronze coral sticks with vintage cinnamon and bronze beads.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sexy In The City...

Gin and Tonic Cocktail Earrings

Manhattan Cocktail Nameplate Necklace

Double Strand Nameplate Necklace with aurora borealis crystal.

Can't wait to go see Sex and the City 2! More for the fashion then anything else. Here are a couple of new hip jewels from my Sexy in the City collection. An 2010 version of the infamous "Carrie" nameplate necklace and some gorgeous earrings to wear while having martinis with the girls.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


My tween daughter has an odd name for a girl. She can never find girly personalized accessories with her name. I had the same problem when I was a tween. All of the commercial personalized accessories spelled my name with an "i" and not a "y."

During a recent trip to Florida we stumbled upon a vendor that sells leather accessories with an option to get your name engraved on them. The tween was tickled "pink."

There are a lot of great jewelry designers on etsy that specialize in personalizing jewelry with any given name. I think it's great! Not everyone has a basic name like Jane, Ann, Susan, or Sarah.

Check out the tween's bracelet.