Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Custom Designed Jewelry - Bridesmaid Earrings

It was a busy 2 days as I finished these earrings for 6 bridesmaids. My lovely customer, Sarah, had commissioned me to make 6 pairs of these "Rustic Pearl Diamond Shape Earrings". I always feel like it's an honor to custom design jewelry for a bride and her bridesmaids. (!)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Chunky Silver Bracelet

Just finished this Chunky Silver Bracelet - 4 strands of faceted silver beads with a gorgeous flower toggle clasp and dangling bead. I always enjoy photographing my jewelry. It's a challenge to get the best photograph possible. I always shoot my photographs outside between 11:30am and 2pm. Recently I started taking almost all of my photos with my Samsung Galaxy S4 cell phone. Who would have thought I could get better pictures from a cell phone vs. my expensive Canon camera??

Okay, now it's time for a nap with Winston,
my 2-1/2 year old Toy Maltipoo. Love him so much!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Nail Polish & Rings

Since I find the need to express myself in a myriad of ways, it's not a surprise to me that unique nail polish (or nail varnish as they call it in the UK), and an assortment of rings is a great way to express one self.  Here are some of my favorite images of nail polish/varnish + rings...enjoy & be inspired!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Dining Al Fresco, Santana Row

So the boy friend and I spent our afternoon at Santana Row the other day. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch al fresco with a little shopping. Santana Row is best known for its restaurants, shopping, architecture and its European flair. One of my favorite things to do after walking through all of the shops, which will take you hours, is to end the day sipping a cappuccino or a cocktail under one of the shaded trees.
View of the shops from the restaurant.
Covered seating is available everywhere.
Cocktails under a huge oak tree.

Heat lamps for when it gets cold. Love outdoor chess!
Decided to wear some of my long layered necklaces from
Naturally Winston was with us. 
Layered Necklaces from