Wednesday, April 09, 2014

A Faux Bunny for Easter

Now that's my kind of bunny!  

Check out this sweet Easter-themed necklace in my Etsy shop.  Hop over before its gone!

I remember my mom making my brother and me the coolest Easter baskets.  One year in particular we each received the prettiest, softest plush bunnies with satin ears, a multitude of beautiful candy eggs and even a chocolate bunny.  I recall little jelly beans were in various pastel colors and speckled with tiny dots to make them look real.  Everything was sitting on top of the prettiest plastic grass in the brightest colored basket.  Oh it was all so very lovely!  

I hope you are having a lovely month of April.  We've skipped Springtime here in L.A., or so it seems.  We're in the 80's this week and it's quite hot.


Thursday, April 03, 2014

Custom Necklaces for Mother's Day

I'm taking special orders for Mother's Day.  Order soon as Mother's Day is May 11th.

Here is a necklace I made for my mom's birthday last month.

A pretty watercolor flower is the focal point for pendant.  

A custom order from a lovely woman who wanted to gift her sisters with a very special piece that they could keep close to their hearts after losing their brother.  WPK IV were his initials and she wanted the crosses included for their strong Catholic faith.  She also wanted vintage rosary beads and pretty little hummingbirds incorporated.  I just love how they turned out.  All set in resin inside the elongated heart pendants.

If you have a special brooch or trinket I can incorporate it into a necklace or bracelet as well.

Thanks for stopping by and please be sure to visit my Etsy shop for new pieces.

Have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Happy April... Happy Spring!

My class at Whimzy last Saturday was so great! Here are a couple pages that I demonstrated.  A little paint, collage elements and doodling... voila! Easy and fun!

I was so inspired by watching the other artists "play" that I am already coming up with a theme for my next class!  

I have a few extra collage kits left.  Each kit is filled with tons of paper elements and six different collage sheets.  Please leave me a message if you're interesting in purchasing.

I hope you're enjoying the first day of April.  



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Take my Class on Saturday, March 29th

Come join in the fun at Whimzy in Old Town Tustin, CA this Saturday, March 29th.  Click here to register for my visual collage journaling class!

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Visual Art Journaling and Phoebe

A little Photoshop, a little glue, paint and ink... voila! If you're in the Los Angeles/Orange County area and want to learn some fun collage techniques, please sign up here!

Phoebe posing in the big chair next to her doggie bed.

Love this shot of her and her pinky-nose.

Thanks for stopping by and have a marvelous day!


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Won't You Join Me?

I'll be teaching at Whimzy in Tustin, CA on Saturday, March 29th.

 Enjoy trying several fun visual journaling techniques and get inspired by a beautiful 
collage kit designed by me.
Sign up now as space is limited.

Just listed in my Etsy shop!

I also take custom orders.  

I hope you're staying warm (or if you're in my neck of the woods... staying cool!)



Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

~ Phoebe Genevieve ~

I found this little vintage Valentine in my stash from when I was a child.  Some little boy named John gave it to me.  It is so funny that it reads "Love to Mommy" haha

Still very busy designing necklaces...

A custom piece for Janice.  The heart-shaped charm belonged to her grandmother.

I love this whimsical face

Words taken from a vintage song book

I love the idea of sharing with everyone that you are "loved"

And I always enjoy creating conversation pieces... something that might get a giggle

I've been on this Valentine/love themed "kick" for my necklaces but I have a feeling it will continue long after Valentine's Day has passed.

Thanks for stopping by and have a marvelous day.


Wednesday, February 05, 2014

New Pieces Listed on Etsy!

Hand beaded and so delicate...


with a lovely mixture of metals and beads...

an interesting and unique piece!

Here I am at my last jewelry show in Los Angeles.  
I'm happy to say that I have more planned!  Enquire if you're in the LA area.  

Visit me on Etsy too!

Have a fantastic day!


Friday, January 24, 2014

With a Twist of My Lindstrom Pliers...

The day has finally come! Tomorrow is my big day and my first-ever all-jewelry show! I've been involved in many wonderful vending experiences through the years, but never just for jewelry.  This is going to be fun!

I made a wide variety of many different styles

Little phrases taken out of vintage books

Found objects

Fun trinkets make an interesting focal point

Many strands together look fresh and hip

Black and white elegance with a modern twist

Pretty French beading

An interesting mix of various chain and metals

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

One-of-a-Kind Necklaces

I hope the NEW YEAR is treating you well! I'm having a ball! It's my birthday month so I always enjoy January.  But it's also exciting because I have been very creative and busy with a lot of different projects.

I'm thrilled to be participating in an event that will take place in a couple weeks where my jewelry will be on display.  This is the first time I am offering it for sale as I've always just made pieces for myself or for gifts.

Each piece is unique... and have little vintage bits or handmade resin pendants... even a few bullet casings!

I love incorporating different chains and metals of varying shapes and sizes to add interest. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please inquire if you'll be in the Los Angeles area on January 25th and I'll share the information regarding my show with you.