Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Unusual Finds in Usual Places

Those of you who know me, understand and accept that I'm somewhat addicted to shopping, especially antique shopping.  I have my usual favorite places, and I become absolutely giddy when I find unusual and unique treasures during my excursions.  I'm SO excited to show you one of the most beautiful items I've ever had the pleasure of discovering.  I collect rosaries; I adore them.  I love the symbolism, the beauty and sentiment associated with them.  So you can imagine my complete amazement when I found this...

The Rosary beads are detailed flower buds...delicate and sweet.

Look at the unbelievable detail!

So sweet!

The mirror to the right is 4 feet tall!
It's an enormous rosary...for scale, I photographed it by my 4 foot mirror (on the right) so you can judge size.  Isn't this just an amazing, incredible and timeless?  I knew you would agree :-)  Stay tuned for more fabulous finds. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Custom Projects

Custom projects are always fun.  Yes, they can be challenging, but always rewarding.  I love taking ideas and bringing them into fruition.  I've just completed a couple of unique, one-of-a-kind orders and I had such a great time creating them.  I'm also honored to currently be working on a bridal party.  The pieces for that special project are turning out to be a new concept for me all together!  I LOVE when that happens!

The Beautiful Abby, my girlfriend's sweet daughter!

Every Abby needs a bear with a pink nose!

Custom earrings for a stained glass pendant I recently created

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Where Do You Create?

One of my favorite indulgences when I'm afforded the luxury of time to read is "Where Women Create" by Stampington Publications.  "Where Women Create invites you into the creative spaces of the most extraordinary women of our time. Through stunning photography and inspirational stories, each issue of this quarterly magazine will nourish souls and motivate creative processes".  I have a small but comfortable creative space where I have the opportunity to disconnect from all distractions and pour over my magazines, brainstorm and create.  To others, my little space might seem odd or crowded or they might find it interesting or eclectic.  To me, it's a special little place that houses my interesting and unique finds and truly embraces my inner spirit.  And the funny thing is is wasn't until a few years ago that I really started cultivating my creative corner.  It's almost as if I have the opportunity to be a child again and fill my toy box with all kinds of glittering and sparkling treasures.  

Where do you create?  What is one thing that lives in your space you simply adore and could not do without?  Other than my wonderful dog, I fell in love with a worn vintage dress form.  It serves many purposes - it's excellent for pics, it is a great "holder" for my footage chain and it just adds a bit of whimsy to my room.  I also keep my dried wedding bouquet as a reminder of that day.  I love my little creative nook!  

A small section of my desk

Some of my vintage chain for unique creations

This little fairy just makes me smile!

This was my wedding's 11 years old now!

And my vintage dress form!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

And Now...May I Present
A new name for my creations!
It had to be 
magical and  memorable 
and meaningful.
I ADORE dragonflies...
they are all magical and memorable and meaningful 
to me.
So why not incorporate them into my company name and logo?

Here's the finished product, designed by the 
wonderfully talented 

I love it; I hope you do as well.
Check out how it looks on my website
(you can still reach my website via 
for a limited amount of time).

More changes to come - stay tuned!