Sunday, June 17, 2012

Inspired by Summer

There's something about summer that heightens my senses. The colors, sounds, smells, and textures make me long for it to last all year long. Summer inspires me like no other season.

Inspired by my trip to Cape May, NJ...I hand stamped "By the Sea" and added sea glass, starfish, and sea shell charms to an oxidized sterling ball chain.

My summer mood board, Beach Charm

Hand stamped brass cuff bracelet I made this weekend via Leo and Junie's studio

Wildwood, NJ in May 2012

Monday, February 21, 2011

My New Project: garage converted to a studio

I have been teetering back and forth with a new studio location in my house. We recently remodeled our basement, but my son took it over a few months ago. I know when I come up with house projects my hubby is more than excited to get the project running (I'm so lucky that he loves to remodel)! The garage is a wasted space right now. I could use half of it, but I need to have a huge yard sale this spring before I can move on! OH, the thoughts that are running through my head right now!

After browsing the web, I found tons of pictures for inspiration. I LOVE Shabby Chic. This style incorporates vintage items, light colors, recycled things, painted furniture, and mismatched collectibles. I think my jewelry shop has bits of this type of style flowing through it too. My Mom loves roses so it's in my genes for sure.

Hmm...let's begin...I can dream a little...

My daughter would be sharing the space with me. She is a little artist in the making - always creating things just like her Mama!!

Right now my studio is in the dream stage. More to come...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

BESTeam feature: Love Elycia

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I will always be thankful for my family and friends, but this year I am also thankful for creativity!  This shop is full of creativity and fun...Love Elycia. Elycia is an engineer turned crafter from Canada. She has a cool blog to read when you're looking for discovered shops and whatever's on Elycia's mind at the moment. Take a look at some fun items you'll find in her shop.

If you are into the latest stache craze then you'll find some serious staches in different colors and sizes!

Love Elycia now sell vintage wares as well. Visit her shop, you'll be tickled pink!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

BESTeam feature: MysticWynd

Mystic Wynd is an Etsy shop filled with jewelry for every woman. If you like gemstone, crystal, or religious jewelry -  this shop is for you. Whether you're a stay at home Mom, fashionista, career woman, grandmother, or a guy looking for a perfect gift for their perfect will definitely find something at Mystic Wynd.

I could show you the many styles of her shop, but I think I will be a little selfish and show you my love for butterflies! You'll have to stop by and visit her shop to find your favorites!

Follow Karen at her wonderful sites:

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

BESTeam feature: You Are My Sunshine

Nina, owner of You Are My Sunshine Etsy Shop, is a sweetheart. You will often see her kind hearted comments on many of our BESTeam blog features. She always has something positive to say. Her amazing shop is filled with handmade fabric flower brooches, necklaces, bridal items. The colors in her shop are very pleasing to the eyes and the warmth draws you in.  Her blog is bright and fresh...filled with pretty finds every week. Here are some lovely favorite finds from her shop...

Get to know You Are Sunshine more at the following places:

Enjoy your week,

Thursday, October 28, 2010

BESTeam feature: ElizabethMD Jewelry Designs

Welcome to Etsy shop, ElizabethMD Jewelry Designs, from Ontario. The owner, Elizabeth, is a recent fashion college grad and started making handcrafted one of a kind jewelry.  She has been adding new items to her shop and offers sterling silver, silver, gemstone and beaded jewelry. 

 Do you have a gift to buy and not sure what your lovey wants? Elizabeth offers $10, $25, and $50 gift certificates!
Take a look around her shop. I did! These are my favorites...

Be sure to visit her links:

Have a great week!