Sunday, June 28, 2009

The First Necklace

Ok, so here it is, the first of several yet-to-come necklaces using Vintage Salt Spoons. This spoon is 2 1/4" with a shell scallop shaped bowl and twisted handle. It hangs on a necklace of 12 tiny mixed metal chains: silver, gold tone, pewter, bronze, copper and brass. Also hanging with the spoon are several charms of Semi Precious Stones. You can find additional info at my shop

Tell me what you think. I'd love to here.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Salt Spoons

Years ago, people used open salt cellars and little salt spoons at the dinner table. These spoons were usually Sterling Silver and often in the same pattern as the owner's personal Sterling silverware.

I recently acquired some of these spoons and intend to incorporate them into my jewelry designs. They are 2" to 2 1/4" and are stamped Sterling on the backs. As there are many, many styles, I was careful to only purchase designs that had natural cutouts in them so I don't have to drill any holes. I'm really excited about these, and once I complete a piece, I will be sure to post it. In the meantime, any suggestions?

Friday, June 19, 2009

One Lovely Blog Award

Last week I heard from Laurie at that she had selected my blog for the "one Lovely Blog Award".
It's special to receive an award for "loveliness" from another artisan whose work I admire. Laurie makes beautiful frame-able art, and photo art cards. Check out her Etsy shop at
This is a "pass-it-along" award, and here are the rules:

Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
*Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.
*Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Here are the 15 blogs that I have passed this award on to. Check them out, as they're all great sites.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Prayer Boxes

I love to travel. Wherever I go, I keep my eye open for unusual and beautiful beads or components to use in my jewelry creations. Thailand is one of my favorite places. It's beautiful, the people are wonderful and appreciate your support of their Country, and I have found many wonderful goodies for my designs. On my last trip there, I found these little Silver Prayer boxes. They were in this little shop tucked away in a back alley on the The Island of Koh Samui. A lucky find for sure and I can't wait to discover more creative ways to use them!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I just finished this custom charm bracelet for a customer. Tell me what you think....

Sunday, June 7, 2009


My heart misses him every day. He is my oldest son, age 20 and he has been away at college for nearly two years now. He is studying Architectural Engineering. Wow...the homework he has is enough to do anyone in. But this quarter ends for him on Tuesday. Then he comes home for one glorious week before going back for summer quarter. I can't wait to spoil him!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Inspired to create

I am so inspired by this amazing community that is within such easy reach. Sometimes I think, what do I talk about? Do I have something worthwhile to say? If it was just audible sounds coming out of my mouth, I would have absolutely no problem, as I am in sales, I'm a talker, a people person in my day job. When I'm home, my "therapy" is my jewelry, and then I'm quiet, just thinking, dreaming, creating.
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