Friday, October 15, 2010

Welcome Back

We are opening the shop again after more than 4 months off - it is slow going getting all the listings dusted off and put back on the shelf, but I'm hoping to finish it off over the weekend. So check in often and let us help you make your holiday sales go off the charts this year!

Also in your current issue of Bead Unique Magazine you will find one of our pieces - a Steampunk necklace called Amelia - it was the first place winner in their contest. Many of the brass pieces used to create this one of a kind necklace can be found in our shop.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Alice for a Grown Up's Fancy

So the current craze is for Alice themed jewelry - you have probably already discovered this. And for those of us grown ups who secretly can't wait for the premier of the new movie, jewelry is a good fix. But not all of us want the fluffy pink Alice and white rabbit jewelry - so here are a few designs adapted for adults - all of these charms and filigrees are available in our shop.

The White Queen
Elegant and vintage looking with a side strand of pearls and a few brass bits.

The Queen of Hearts
A side strand of opulent rondells and deep garnet ovals is offset by a nice chunky chain and delicate morning glory heart. The dangle is done with a lighter chain and brass ox charms themed to her royal court.

The basics are all here but not in a flashy way - a tiered tea set with clock and initial are glitzed up with a few faceted chunky teardrop crystals with a brown overglaze. Just clip them into a chunky chain and you are good to go - this one also makes a great bracelet or broach fob.