This piece was hand-picked by my cousin. She came to me on a Thursday and asked if I could have a necklace done by Saturday. I said yes of course! We met up and went to an antique store to find something that she liked. She picked this beautiful teal flower! She then picked black beads to accompany the flower which I thought helped it really pop out very well. I used my trademark ribbon clasp, but she wanted it longer, which looked great too! So, let me know if you want to come along on a "design trip". It will be really fun! Let me know what you think of Jessie. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.
It is now officially the beginning of the Christmas season in my book! I love Christmas time, but I am not one to start celebrating it before Thanksgiving. But, I am already starting to think about Christmas gifts! I wanted to offer a great idea for your loved ones this Christmas. A personal handcrafted jewelry piece, made from your very own family heirloom pieces. I know that my grandmother has TONS of old, very cool jewelry sitting in her house and I bet that someone is your family does too! I can take vintage earrings, pins, or broaches and make them into a necklace that you can wear today! If you provide the broach or pin, the price of the necklaces are discounted! I also have many unique, vintage pieces to choose from if you do not have one that you want to use already, but I wanted to throw the idea out there of people using pieces from their family already. Please email me at email@example.com for any questions or inquiries. I hope I can make your holiday gifts EXTRA special this year! Here is an example of a necklace that I made from a friend's grandmother's old jewelry, just to give you an example.
Posted by Tally at 9:04 PM
This wedding jewelry is long overdue. I made the jewelry back in August, but being a teacher and having the school year start, I got a little preoccupied. But, better late than never right! So, here are the pics of the jewelry I made for both the bride and then for the bridesmaids. They were made to match a rust colored dress.
Posted by Tally at 7:06 PM
Ok so it has been a really long time since I have posted anything! Things have been busy! I wanted to put the word out there that I now am doing wedding jewelry and accessories. I recently had the opportunity to design and make jewelry for my best friend's wedding. It was so fun and artsy. All of the necklaces were different. To see some of the necklaces on a person, click on this blog post of her amazing photographer. Amanda Donaho is a very talented photographer that was able to capture the wedding perfectly! Here is one of the photos taken by Amanda. Don't forget to check out her blog and website!
The pieces of jewelry were from her grandmother's old jewelry, so it was special for her to wear and have as a keepsake.
But, I do have some of my own pictures to post of the jewelry pieces. These were made to match an olive colored dress. Each dress was different so I tried to match the dress, as well as each girls' personality. The first necklace is the bride's necklace, and then the ones that follow are the bridesmaids. Let me know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Posted by Tally at 6:58 PM
Olive is a beautiful, elegant necklace. I found this pair of really pretty green vintage earrings that just popped out at me at the antique store. I just couldn't pass them up! I strung one of them with two different strands of the same green color seed beads, and then also another strand of antique pearls. The pendant earring really pops out and draws you in for a look. It is really unlike anything that I have ever seen and is very unique.
Andrea is a vintage necklace to the core. Each bead is from a strand of antique beads. Andrea also has two different vintage pins, one a small butterfly and one like a memorial ribbon. They are both sparkly and eye catching! There are two strands of pearl beads, and then one strand of a very thick, vintage sterling silver chain. It all goes together very well. I was actually watching a movie the other day and one of the characters was wearing a channel necklace that looked just like this one! So, this could be your very own Channel look-a-like necklace, for a lot cheaper!
Posted by Tally at 8:29 AM
Vicky is another creation using a real leaf, preserved, and then hand painted with distressed copper. It is a maple leaf, that has a green/aqua look. I hung the leaf on a chain made of Rhodium. Rhodium is very similar to Platinum. It is a made of gold and then has an overlay that is silver in color. It is a very sturdy, thick chain. I then hand made another chain with silver overlay posts, with alternating red, amber, and silver beads strung on it. These leaves are the new hot number with all the celebs! Vicky also has an extended chain with the clasp so that you can wear it at the length of your choice. Vicky is $60, and I will give you free shipping with your purchase!
Posted by Tally at 8:09 AM
Minnie is a "look-a-like" of a recent necklace Valerie. I really like the look of getting together a bunch of different types of beads and vintage buttons, and them throwing them all together into a necklace. It is kind of like a plethora of whatever I thought looked cool together! In Minnie there are two antique buttons or pieces, two different stones, some vintage beads, and then I made a cluster of black beads to add some more 3-D effects. I was so excited to be able to post this necklace for sale on here. But, today I was showing my jewelry to a friend at her store, and a random customer walked by and asked if I was selling the jewelry that I was showing. Of course I said yes! She looked through what I was showing and then bought this beautiful Minnie! It was an unexpected blessing. I have been praying for the Lord for some encouragement in my business, and I would say that that was encouragement! This is the 2nd necklace of this style that I have sold the first day that it was for sale! So... I will be making more like this. Please feel free to email me and let me know if you have specific color requests for my next "throw it all together" necklace! Here are the pictures of Minnie.
Posted by Tally at 5:58 PM
So I made my first bracelet! This bracelet is really neat. My friend Jane gave me these really cool stones and so I made them into a bracelet. I strung them on gold, sheer ribbon, and then added a few of my own stones to it. There are two different strands, but they are attached at two different places so that they stay together. It is multicolored and will go with any outfit! Let me know what you think about my first bracelet!
Posted by Tally at 5:47 PM
I recently had a close call with a scam from Nigeria. But, long story short, I made some other necklaces like the first Raine that I made that are now for sale. They are the same idea, but with different leaves that dangle. I have posted them here so that you can see the creations! I can change the color of the accent beads if you would like! Here are the pictures. The first one has a Maple leaf at the end. Raine - Maple is $55.
The second one has two Elm leaves, one antique gold and the other copper green. Raine - Elm is $65.
Email me at email@example.com if you are interested!
Posted by Tally at 9:24 AM
Raine has one of my new leaves in it. The vintage green, distressed ones are my favorite! My mother-in-law was over for Memorial Day and together we designed a necklace just for her. I used the 24k Gold chain, and interlocked links with dark green beads, vintage gold corrugated beads, and pearl beads. I hung the leaf to dangle at the bottom and then added a sheer, gold ribbon as the clasp. I think it turned out very elegant and perfect! Let me know what you think!
Posted by Tally at 9:10 PM
This past weekend I got the opportunity to go out the a jewelry show in Chicago. When I was there, I found some really neat new stuff to incorporate into my line of jewelry. This is where Phoebe comes in. Apparently out in L.A., leaves are all the rage. They are real leaves that have been preserved, and then hand painted with 24k Gold, sterling silver, an antique gold color, or a vintage green color. So, I have attached this 24k Gold leaf to a 24k Gold chain. Then I hand-made another strand of chain, with pearls linked in the middle. I think that it is dainty and sweet, and totally cool!
Posted by Tally at 8:52 PM
I got my inspiration for Valerie from a necklace that I had seen in a store. I wanted to grab some different looking beads that you would never think to put together and put them together. I used glass antique yellow beads, a navy colored stone, assorted red beads, an antique button, then black vintage beads on the sides. I topped it off with a black ribbon to add a little elegance. Valerie is $35.
Posted by Tally at 8:13 PM
Memoir is stunning! A friend bought all the different kinds of pearls at an antique store, along with the broach and earrings, and asked me to create something for her. This is what came out of it all! I think is very eye catching! It is four strands of different size pearls, a bow pin, and some sparkly diamond earrings. The ribbon clasp helps finish it with a chique look. I sold Memoir for $50. If you are interested in a necklace like memoir then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Posted by Tally at 7:56 PM
This one is a creative necklace commissioned by a friend of mine. She wanted something chunky and navy color schemes. So I found a good mixture of navy, gun metal, and sage colored seed beads. I strung 12 different strands, mixed randomly, and then wove them together. I used a white ribbon clasp, per my friend's request. This necklace turned out really great! Kaleigh was $28. Email me at email@example.com if you are interested in a necklace like Kaleigh!
Posted by Tally at 10:46 AM
Tiffany is a spring inspired creation. I have made a lot little pendants out of many different color beads: turquoise, red, orange, aqua, brown, amber, and purple. (Some of the colors are a little bit hard to see in the picture. I wish that you all could go to the store and look at it! ) I then attached the pendants to some chain that I made, and then strung two strands of black seed beads to add some length. It has a gold lobster claw clasp and extra chain lengths so that you can choose how long you wan the necklace to hang. It really is a beautiful, bright necklace. Tiffany is $40. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in Tiffany.
Posted by Tally at 10:22 AM
So, I am kind of on the antique broach and earring designing kick! I have another beautiful necklace to offer. Meggie uses a simple flower earring pendant. It is made of metal and has one blue topaz jewel and then some smaller diamond jewels, of course the jewels are not real. I attached the earring with a simple strand of pearls which gives this necklace a unique, yet classy look. I used a gold sheer ribbon for the clasp, again for multiple length options. It can be worn with a casual outfit or a dressy outfit. Meggie is $35. I do have another one of the earrings, so I can use the same pendant with a little different look or make another just like Meggie so that two different people can enjoy this beautiful necklace! Email me at email@example.com if you are interested in Meggie!
Posted by Tally at 9:30 AM