Saturday, November 27, 2010


Please let me know of any concerns, questions, satisfactions, and what I could do differently to make your experience better.  I would love to hear from you!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

'Tis the Season

I have a new addiction that I just have to share...Navidad Latina on AOL Radio.  ENJOY!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Swarovski Pearl Beaded Bracelet-SOLD

This bracelet was made using black seed beads and bronze Swarovski Crystal Pearls finished off with a button clasp.  Bracelet is 7 1/4" long and 3/4" wide.  $33.00

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Embroidered Lace Owl Necklace

The embroidered light brown lace owl was made by Eileen and I added the bead-work.  The beads used in this necklace are dark brown seed beads and a fall mix of Swarovski crystals.  This is a custom made necklace but if you are interested in purchasing contact me at  Cost is $38.00.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cabled Herringbone Bracelet-SOLD

I made this bracelet using a design by Rae Arlene Reller.  It was so much fun making this the second time around.  My first try my daughter said it looked like bacon, that's when I knew something had gone wrong.  I wish I would've taken a picture to show you.  The colors used were black, garnet, pearl cream, and translucent gold seed beads.  And a button clasp to finish it off.  This bracelet is 7 1/2" long and the width is 3/4".  $22.00

You can click my images to see them bigger and more detail!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Vintage Flower Ring-SOLD

I made the ring using natural brass filigree and topped it with a handmade flower.  To make the flower, I used dyed dark brown mussel shells, a mother of pearl bead, and seed beads.  This ring is adjustable and is one size fits most.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Twisted Herringbone Necklace with Glass Heart Pendant-SOLD

Black Twisted Tubular Herringbone Necklace with a Black and Turquoise Glass Heart Pendant
17" long

It's been a long time since I put any jewelry on here and there is a very good reason........I've been beading!!!  This necklace took me forever to make, it's my first ever beaded necklace using the twisted tubular herringbone stitch.  At first I thought this was the hardest thing I've ever made and wondered what on earth did I get myself into but once I got the hang of it I found it to be almost as relaxing as making chainmail.  I'm hooked on beading and am currently working on 3 different bracelets.  Check back in over the next few weeks.  I will also have some Husker bracelets for you lady fans out there.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Miniature Lace Flower Headband

I made the ribbon flower using this tutorial then I placed in the center a miniature lace flower made by Eileen.  This is now one of our favorite headbands.  You can place all sorts of stuff in the center of the ribbon flower: buttons, crystals, more flowers, miniature lace, etc...  The possibilities are endless just as long as you are willing to keep creating.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Handmade Dress and Fabric Rose Headband

My mom made this adorable dress for my daughter.  I was wanting something for her hair to match and found a tutorial on how to make fabric roses using scrap material.  Luckily my mom had plenty of scrap to spare and below you can see the fabric rose headband I made.  She looked adorable from head to toe.


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Saturday, July 17, 2010

I ♥ TEXAS!!!

My family and my brother's family went on vacation to San Antonio, TX.  It was my first time to visit Texas.  We drove through all the big cities.  It's absolutely gorgeous out there.  So we visited Sea World, The Alamo, The Tower of the Americas, The Riverwalk, and The Japanese Tea Gardens.  We didn't even get to do everything because there is just so much to do in San Antonio.  We had such a blast at Sea World that we spent 3 days there.  It's absolutely wonderful and amazing there in San Antonio.  If you've never been well you just have to go and experience it all for yourself. 

Thursday, May 6, 2010

New Sterling Silver Sparrow Necklace

The Fuchsia Sparrow Necklace I have in my Etsy shop is one of my most viewed items.  My sis-in-law suggested I make a black one.  So I set out to make another one this time with black beads.  I had ordered these black roses and thought they would all look pretty awesome together.  Let me know what you think.  Click the link below to view in my Etsy Shop.

This necklace was made using Sterling Silver wire for wirework and jump rings. Necklace features a Sterling Silver Sparrow Pendant (21x24mm) with 2-15mm Black Rose Beads. I also used Black Czech Fire Polished beads, Sterling Silver Clasp, and Extender Chain. Length of necklace is 19" long including extender chain. 
 Don't forget to enter my necklace giveaway, it ends Wed. May 12, 2010.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Necklace GIVEAWAY (That Means It's Free)!!!

#9 Claude is the winner!  What did she win?

Black and Red Beaded Cross Necklace!  
Value: $35.00
 This necklace is 22" long with an 3" sterling silver extender chain.  The cross pendant is 2" of various sizes of Czech Fire Polished black and garnet beads weaved into a cross.  I used black Delica hexagonal beads and black Czech Fire Polished beads for the two strand necklace. 


Winner please email me at with your mailing address so I can mail out your new necklace!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Triple Flower Helm (Parallel) Chainmaille Necklace

This necklace is made using the Helm/Parallel Chainmaille Weave weaved into 3 flowers. I used sterling silver wire for the 75-18 gauge jump rings. I then added the flowers to a sterling silver Long Curb Chain and used a sterling silver Figure 8 clasp to finish it off. Full length is 18 1/2". All my sterling silver jump rings are tumble polished for a beautiful shine and strength.

Necklace is for sale at my Etsy Shop:  Triple Flower Helm Maille Necklace

Sunday, April 25, 2010


I've got new pictures at my Etsy Shop, new info, and I have FREE SHIPPING!!!  And I have a new item for sale.  I'm super excited about this one.  It is a Sterling Silver Flower Chainmaille Asymmetrical Red Rose Necklace.  You never know how a scribble on a piece of paper will turn out and this one turned out not to bad.  (Not wanting to toot my own horn!)  You can check it out by clicking here:  Rose Necklace.

Keep checking back in I have a couple more items I will be listing over the next few days.

Pictures taken by my husband Jason!  Thank you!!!  

Monday, March 1, 2010

Helm/Parallel Chainmaille Bracelet-Custom Work

These Sterling Silver Bracelets were made using the helm (also known as parallel) chainmaille weave.  For womens bracelets I use smaller jump rings in 18 gauge sterling silver wire to make it more feminine.  This can also be made into necklaces and earrings.  The mens bracelets I use 16 gauge sterling silver wire to make larger rings and a figure 8 clasp.  These were custom ordered as a his and her gift set.  I unfortunately did not get pictures of them side by side to see the difference in sizes.   

Womens Helm Maille Bracelet
Mens Helm Maille Bracelet

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Envelope Budgeting System

We recently went to the envelope budgeting system through Crown Financial MinistriesYou can get free resources for the envelope budgeting system and more here.  We've been doing this for about a month and it has helped us save so much.  At first I had a bunch of really big ugly white envelopes in my purse and decided there has got to be something better I could use.  With my google search I found Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs and she had this awesome template and tutorial for exactly what I wanted and needed.  Here is my finished project.  Thank you Kelleigh Ratzlaff for a cute way to budget my finances!

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Purple Flower Necklace

 This one was so much fun to make because it was not how I pictured it in my head, it came out even better.  You can purchase this necklace here:  Purple Flower Necklace

This necklace was handmade using Mother of Pearl Beads (B), Natural Amethyst Beads (B/C), light grey seed beads, Sterling Silver Rondelle, Sterling Silver Spring Ring Clasp and Extender Chain. Necklace length is 21 1/2" long including extender chain. The Flower Pendant is 2cm.
(B) - Bleaching: The use of chemical agents to lighten or remove a gemstone's color.
(C) - Coating: Surface enhancements to improve appearance, provide color or other special effects.

Sterling Silver Sparrow Necklace


I don't know about you but I just adore sparrows.  They are so pretty.  This necklace is for sale at my Etsy Shop:  Sparrow Necklace 

This necklace was made using Sterling Silver wire for wire-work and jump rings, Sterling Silver Sparrow Pendant (21x24mm), Fuchsia Swarovski Crystals, Sterling Silver Clasp and Extender Chain. Length of necklace is 21" long including extender chain.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Children's Custom Name Bracelet

This is a sterling silver children's custom name bracelet I made for my daughter.  I use Swarovski Crystals for the birthstones and pearl beads and a butterfly charm (other charms I have are hearts and crosses).  So if you would like one for your little princess I'll need her name, birth month, charm, and wrist size.  Cost is $35.00.  6 letters included in price of bracelet.  It is $2.50 for each additional letter.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

SOLD - Beaded Japanese Chainmaille Bracelet

I was pretty excited about this one.  I had just a few jump rings left over from previous projects so I made the Japanese 12-in-1 Chainmaille Diamond.  I didn't know what I wanted to do with it but after looking over my other supplies and trying different designs this is what I came up with.  Check it out at my Etsy Shop:  Beaded Japanese Chainmaille Bracelet

Sterling Silver Byzantine Crown Bracelet with Mother of Pearl Beads-SOLD

It is finished and is now for sale in my Etsy shop.  Byzantine Crown.

Cherry Apron made by Eileen

My mom made me this adorable apron for Christmas.  I love it!!!  If you are interested in an apron contact me.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Star Earrings

I just completed these earrings and added them to my Etsy shop.  Please check them out:  Star Earrings.  I'm also working on a bracelet that will look pretty with these earrings so check back in often.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Are you surprised?

Another star!!!  This one we made for my parents for Christmas.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Byzantine Bracelet-Work in Progress

I've been working on a couple of projects the past couple of weeks.  Been kind of slow due to the holidays but here is one of the pieces that I've been working on.  I'm almost done just need to add some beads and the clasp.
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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Diamond European 4-in-1 Earrings and Bracelet

These Sterling Silver Earrings and Bracelet were made using the European 4-in-1 Chainmaille pattern weaved into diamonds.

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