Thursday, June 14, 2012

Into the Woods You Have to Go...

I recently procured some lovely squirrel charms to make a one of a kind necklace as a gift for a friend. This girl is NUTS about squirrels. No pun intended. They are her favorite creature. I really enjoyed making her necklace, and picturing the squeals of delight when she opened her package to find it. Since receiving it, I don't think she's gone a single day without wearing it. It's so gratifying to make a gift for a friend that suits them so perfectly, isn't it?
And since I've got some leftover squirrel charms, I've started working on adding new pieces to my "Into the Woods" story in the collection. Whimsical, vintage-inspired and rustic are the words that come to mind when I look at these. Enjoy, and maybe one of these will make you squeal with delight!
Into the Woods brass keychain with
leaf, key, rosette and squirrel charms

Into the Woods brass Y necklace with
bead, key, rosette, leaf and squirrel charms

Feminine with a Kiss of Steam

I've been working on new items for my "Iron Flower" story in the Accessory Showcase collection. I've always seen flowers when I look at gears. I love the idea of making industrial components look feminine, don't you? Check out these new lovelies!
Copper Steampunk bracelet with gear charms

Antique brass Steampunk dangle earrings with copper and brass
gear charms, on brass chain

Copper Nautical Steampunk necklace with starfish and gear charms

Friday, June 8, 2012

London Calling!

So, I'm kinda psyched about the upcoming London Olympics. I'm not a huge sports fan, but somehow when the Olympics are on, I get excited about watching the best of the best compete in their chosen sports. Plus, as my husband wisely pointed out, when the Olympics are on, there's always something on TV.

I have yet to travel to England, despite having several relatives there, but I've always had a bit of a fascination with it. And some day, I shall cross that pond! In the meantime, to gear up a little for the big event, I've created some fun, London-inspired key charms for the Accessory Showcase collection. Check them out!
London keychain with "Underground" pendant,
steel washers and red and blue beads

London keychain with red phone booth pendant,
suitcase, antique car, boot and teardrop charms

London keychain with Union Jack pendant,
compass charm, and red, white and blue beads