Sunday, May 27, 2018

New Broken China Jewelry Earrings in My Etsy Shop






Happy weekend! I finally got a few pair of  broken china jewelry earrings finished and listed in my Etsy shop.  Each pair is extremely lightweight, and has sterling silver ear wires, and genuine pearl and Swarovski crystal beaded drops. 

























What do you think?



Have a great week!
 Laura


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Friday, May 25, 2018

That Pearl Tho... (New Broken China Jewelry In My Etsy Shop Today!)


Here's a quick look at some of the new pieces of broken china jewelry that I finished this week and just listed in my Etsy shop.

I have a few more pieces that I still have to photograph, so hopefully I'll have those in my shop over the weekend as well. Stay tuned for a couple pair of broken china jewelry earrings...




















































What do you think?



Have a great week!
 Laura


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Friday, May 18, 2018

Super Special Announcement: Jewelry From My Boho Chic Jewelry Book Now Available in My Etsy Shop!






Own an actual jewelry piece from my Boho Chic Jewelry book!

My jewelry inventory has really been piling up and so I decided to let go of a few very special pieces that I have been holding on to...

These are the original pieces that I created for my first book, Boho Chic Jewelry: 25 Timeless Designs Using Soldering, Beading, Wire Wrapping, and More!






As you can imagine, these pieces are super-special to me! But I want them to go to good homes so that others can enjoy them. Because I created them for my very first book, they have a lot of love in them, and were part of a really big adventure! 

These are in very limited quantity - when you write a jewelry projects book you make two or three identical pieces of each project...this is because you are shooting the how-to photos of the project in different stages of completion. 





For my photo shoot my publisher flew me from PA to Cincinnati OH, and along with me went all of the projects and my tools. Weeks after I returned home I receive the jewelry pieces back in the mail after they are sent to an out of house photography studio for the "beauty shots" which are the beautiful fab photos you see on the front and back cover and throughout the book. 






To make a long story short, I want to make sure these special pieces go to loving homes rather than keep them in a box in my workshop, so I am slowly listing them a couple at a time in my Etsy shop!

The first three are listed today and they are the dinner knife bell necklace (featured on the back cover of Boho Chic Jewelry book!), the vintage rose chintz china birdhouse pendant project from page 39, and the Taurus necklace pendant seen on page 52! 




It's like owning an actual piece of the book!




You can find them here in my Etsy shop, and stay tuned for more that I will be listing in the near future!



Thanks for visiting & have a great week!
 Laura




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Homemade Cheese Danish Pastries From My Girls



I awoke Sunday morning to my two teenage daughters busy in the kitchen...it's hard to believe that they are 16 and 13 already—where have the years gone?


I soon found they were making me homemade cheese danishes (my favorite!) for breakfast for Mother's Day. They turned out amazing and when I asked where they got the recipe, I was quickly told that that information was top secret...but I did hear a whisper that sounded something like Washington Post... :)



OMG these were to die for!!


My girls also got together and made me a slideshow card full of funny photos of the three of us, and it made me laugh and cry. What a great Mother's Day.



To all the moms out there, I hope you each had a nice Mother's Day!



Thanks for visiting & have a great week!
 Laura




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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Illustrated Cactus Design & Sleepy Art Kitty



I was painting some quick watercolor cactus illustrations and couldn't resist snapping a couple photos of this sleepy art kitty who loves to hang out with me while I work.








She couldn't keep her eyes open and then she finally gave in and put her head down! 




I really like the way the cacti turned out, just kind of quick and fresh and simple. I did them in green, and then made copies of the artwork in blue and purple. 

Here's a sample of what the finished art on product looks like!







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Thanks for visiting & have a great week!
 Laura




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Thursday, May 10, 2018

New Vintage Silverware Butter Knife Bell Pendant Necklaces


Just a quick update of what is new in my shop today - vintage silver dinner knife bell necklaces with gemstone beads...there's garnet, amethyst, amazonite, mother of pearl and crystal among others...I think most of these have 24 inch chains, so they're nice and long! 

Each is made from an orphaned ornate vintage butter knife handle. Inside is a single tine from a fork that creates a great little chime when worn! These are all available in my Etsy shop until they're gone! 































What do you think?


Have a great week!
 Laura


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