Monday, July 26, 2010

Day of the Dead

Just discovered these beautiful paintings by Sylvia Ji and had to share. They are so inspiring that I've decided that this is what I'm going as for Halloween this year, can't wait (but then I can hardly ever wait for Halloween to come around!!)

To see more of Sylvia's paintings you can go to her website:

Sunday, July 18, 2010


The handles from the noisemakers that I've been using lately are so neat themselves, I just had to do something with one of them.

ring#199 noisemaker handle set in sterling silver

Friday, July 16, 2010


Look at the cool birthday cards my nieces made for me today,pretty awesome!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

pretty gun

My latest jewelry acquisition is a beautiful enameled gun necklace by my friend Emily. She will be at the Ric Rac Roundup in a couple of weeks on July 24th. The craft fair is located in the parking lot at 300 Westport rd. Kansas City,Missouri 64111. Hours are from 9-4pm.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Al Farrow

The MOST amazing use of a gun! Completely in love with the sculpture,particularly the reliquaries,of Al Farrow. Please visit his website, it is jaw dropping!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Fourth!

This Citybird that I made last week really is very patriotic looking even though I didn't have that in mind while making him. I love him paired up with this red Street Heart necklace.

I bought some old tin noisemakers at the antique mall a few weeks ago and used those for the wings in this Citybird grouping. I just had to make a little charm with the "made in USA" portion of the metal.

I'm pretty good with not getting so attached to pieces that I don't want to sell them but this one is making it hard for me to let go(although I will). This is one necklace with four strands of chain,citybird and street heart. I LOVE it!

And a black and white Citybird(a rarer breed!).

These birdies will all be flying over to Columbia,Missouri mid week to hang out at Poppy, they just love going there. If you are interested in any of them the ladies at Poppy would be glad to help you!