Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WIP Wednesday Recycling Vintage Jewelry...

Hello All!  I want to share my latest Work in Progress (WIP). My mother-n-law recently gave me quite a few pieces of vintage jewelry that belonged to her deceased girlfriend. I love vintage. I'm excited about taking these pieces and upcycling/repurposing them into something new and fresh! Take a look.

Love cameos. I plan on taking the 2 brooches and turning them into pendants for a statement necklace. 

I'm taking the necklaces apart and using the beads and findings for new designs.

Coffee bean beads. These will look great on a tribal themed necklace. Perfect colors for summer.

The best part about this necklace are the brass components. I'm using them for earrings.

What are you working on? Any DIY projects?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pre Summer Reading...

Hey All! I've selected a few books that I want to read by the end of June. These are my pre-summer reading books. Check them out below.

1. Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward.  This book tells the story of a Mississippi Gulf family in the days leading up to Hurricane Katrina. Selected by a member of my book club for our June discussion.

2. The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins. I'm currently reading this book. If you liked Gone Girl, you would like this book. I can't put it down. Very suspenseful.

3. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor. This book was recommended by someone I follow on Twitter. The story of an albino West African girl born in New York City but lives in Nigeria. She doesn't seem to fit in anywhere. Then she learns why.

What are you reading this Summer?

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Mother's Day Sale...

Hello All! Happy May!

May is a month filled with celebrations. Mother's Day, Graduations, Weddings, Proms, Preakness, Memorial Day, Bridal Showers, Teacher Appreciation Week, Cinco de Mayo, and my Mama's birthday. We are having a sale in our etsy boutique going on now through May 18th (my Mama's birthday). All items are 20% off the retail price. Enter coupon code MOM20 at checkout. Go here to visit our etsy shop. image