Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Wow it's been so long since I posted that I probably have no followers at all. No making jewelry lately. Arms have the flareups. I went to 2nd shift which is 3-11 and that has made a difference in my life too. Hoping I can get a challenge piece made up also.

I did do a resin watch bezel for the Resin Time is Anytime project which can be found here : http://www.resincrafts.blogspot.ca/2013/10/resin-time-is-anytime.html

Here is resin crafts facebook https://www.facebook.com/ResinCrafts page. Here's a sneak peek of some of the bezels and mine is in here but I'm not saying which one until after the reveal date. These bezels are going to be at CHA this year.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Always With Butter: Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cloud Frosting

Always With Butter: Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cloud Frosting: Can you guess what these bunnies are really for? Shockingly, these bunnies are not originally for mini cupcakes! :)

Friday, March 22, 2013

My Epic Fail Decoupage Hand Model Project

I have been seeing these wonderful decoupage projects all over the web of people that have jewelry displays that they are redoing. I thought I would give it a try. I had bought a cheap hand model that has seen better days. I had used it so much the red was wearing off on the edges. So I thought it would be the perfect thing to try and redo. NOT!!!!! First of all I used tissue paper and was trying to wrap the fingers of the hand. The tissue paper kept coming off and tearing. Then I tried scrapbook paper and adding more Modge Podge and then the Mod Podge started getting pink???? and the flocking started coming off! Are you kidding me!!!!!


Before of the red hand. It was getting bare in spots so I decided to decoupage it.

I don't know why this stuff always happens to me. Is it because sometimes I have little patience for certain things?


This is what happened after a layer of Mod Podge. The flocking stuff started coming off and I had to paint it with mod podge and just wipe all that nasty red stuff off.


Finally got it cleaned off. You can't see from the pic but some areas were light pink stained from the red dye and if had looked all white, I probably would have left it this way.


Swellegant to the rescue!


I figured the swellegant paint would give it a better surface than decoupage. Now I have to seal it. I should have made a better background for these pictures instead of near the glass cutting board that has paint all over it.

I think it turned out good after all, thanks to Swellegant.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

VJSE Treasury....Jewelry We Love

'Jewelry we Love! VJSE Group Team Treasury' by OodlesOfBling

Each day members of our team (VJSE Group Team) offer one piece of our favorite jewelry in our shops that we would like to share with Etsy-World. Some of those pieces are presented below for your shopping pleasure!

Vintage Siman Tu Rose Earrings 1990s Clipbacks - AntiquingOnLine Art Deco Sterling Mexican Opal Brooch-VJSE Team - MyBonnyMonAbri Vintage Lucite Brooch & Earrings Set Reverse Carved Orchid Iris Flower - RepurposedTreasure Vintage Multi Colored Rhinestone Ball Earrings - VintageObjectsShoppe
Vintage Ring Frog Sterling Silver Size 8 Amphibian Reptile Animal - TheJewelryChain Native American Turquoise Cuff Bracelet - TheButterflyBoxdeitz Vintage Brooch Denmark Sterling Niels Erik From - Vintage55 Vintage AEM Mexican Sterling Silver Turquoise Copper Aztec Style Necklace - zephyrvintage
Vintage D & E Juliana rhinestone brooch - JNPVintageJewelry Teal Dangle Earrings w Large Teal Wood Sequined Pin - GiltyGirlVintage Vintage Green Floral Brooch Frosted Glass Vintage Jewelry - VintageJewelryMeadow Blue Green Aurora Borealis Petite Vintage Brooch - SpruceCove
Vintage Coro Turquoise Bead Red Rhinestone Brooch - GrandVintageFinery Vintage pretty watch ring rhinestone flowers gold tone running - maggiescornerstore Vintage Ornate Gold Tone Floral Pendant - TwiceBakedVintage Vintage Signed Austria Floral Rhinestone Earrings - vintagepaige

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Only 2 more days to go! Hurry and get your order in with paypal. My friend can publish this book if she gets 450 copies sold. She's over halfway there. This book will be a wonderful gift. The Napier Co.: Defining 20th Century American Costume Jewelry This book tells the heretofore untold and phenomenal story of The Napier Co.’s inception, development, flowering, and ultimate success. It chronicles the history of its management, manufacturing, marketing, and most importantly, the unparalleled beauty of its jewelry. With approximately 4000 pictures and over 250,000 words of text and descriptions, you will be taken step-by-step, decade by decade, through the development of the Napier style. As a collector, you will learn to recognize the findings, materials, and designs to appropriately circa-date the Napier jewelry in which you are investing. As a lover of jewelry, you will enjoy the drama and excitement of the trials, tribulations, and breakthroughs at each stage of the Napier journey. In the end, you will have a deep and lasting appreciation of the romantic story infused into the metal, gemstones, crystals, cabochons, and elegance of each piece of Napier jewelry that you own or are considering owning. List Price $129.00 Preorder Price $99.00 Please go to Napier Book for the order form and more information on this great book!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thrilled to death!

Yippee Skippy! I won on another giveaway! A bead a day A bead a day blog chose me as the winner of an earring kit! It has the directions and material for different pairs of earrings in the kit and she will be drawing for different other kits in the future so be sure and check out her blog. I will show you when I get my kit. Totally excited here!