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Sneak Peek

I really need to get motivated to sort through the awesome treasures I bought at my Grandparents estate sale… I starting to get my energy back after the fun filled weekend.


This necklace is pictured on a old book given to my Grandma’s namesake four years before she was born and one hundred years ago. It is kind of crazy really. I treasure books like this that have a link to the past and I regret not listening more carefully and documenting my Grandparents stories. Super thankful to have it though!


Here is the sneak peek I promised. I was playing around yesterday with a custom order. I am not done yet, but I thought I would show you a sneak peek!

Hope you have a fantabulous day!


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Creative Juices Were Flowing…

Had a fabulous weekend at the Grape Stomp. It was so much fun to watch…

Finally getting the polka music out of my head. Loved having my creative juices flowing and the time to create while chatting with fun and interesting people AND

this weekend I fell in love again! With a vintage brooch I bought that I had been contemplating what to do with. (I am still deeply in love with my husband of 17 years, but there is alway room to love new jewelry!)  I knew it needed to be a statement piece…  my fingers just started playing… sometimes I was wondering if I was liking where this was going… is it going to be too much? It has to be perfect because this piece is so incredible.

To my own surprise, I am happy with the look of it. So happy, I had to put it on right away and see how it would wear.

I am not sure if you can see on the photo, but you can totally tell that this brooch was worn time and again with love. The edges of the flowers have worn off just enough to give it so much character!

I securely wired the dark wire and started to duplicated the flower petals with a wire shadow using 19 gauge wire. I then took 28 gauge wire and started stringing multiple tiny, tiny vintage glass pearls and started wrapping and allowing the wire to create the whimsical look to support the amazing brooch. I created my signature bail and inserted the funky chunky chain. Floral Funkiness was born. Based on the cost of the pendant, time and vintage pearls, this unique, one of a kind necklace is $125.

Here is a sneak peek of a few other necklaces that I will highlight soon…

The bottom one is similar to the funky fleur de lis I highlighted last week but made from a vintage serving tray! So much fun!

Hope you have a creatively fun day!


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Got A Handle On It? Well At Least I Have a Grip On It!

Okay, I don’t have a handle on everything… My house is never perfect, our dirty clothing pile is NEVER empty, It is not uncommon to trip over shoes or toys… but my kids are happy and pretty well-adjusted. 😉 

I would rather have a happy family than a perfectly coiffed house, and believe me, our home is far from perfectly coiffed!  I love how my husband, Tom started working with our kids recently though. He always has such a great perspective or unique way to view things. His most recent brilliant vocab word is IMPACT. 

Okay kids, pick up your impact items. Every item that you drop has an impact on our entire family. If you reduce your impact, our home will stay cleaner and we will all be happier! 

I love him. He is such a great Dad! I would never have thought to describe it that way. 

Got A Handle On ItNecklace with Vintage Glass Door Handle

The first necklace that I created with a vintage glass door handle was about 2 years ago… I sold it right away and never took a photo of it. I finally started to make them again. The glass sparkles, I added some crystals and really worked the wire to balance the vintage piece. Hope you like it!
Hope you at least have a grip on everything you need to, and I would love to know that you let go of the rest to have a happy life!
Have a fabulous day!

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