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Friday, August 26, 2011

Art & Soul Retreat ~ Metal Chapter Book Class

Metal Chapter Book Class

Here it is!!  I will be teaching a workshop to the most creative fashionistas, attending The Art & Soul Retreat 2012, on
how to make these tiny little books, filled with personalized pages.  Basic solding iron technique will be used as well as fun image transfer!!  Sneek a peek and sign up for my class at:

Etched And Fastened

Remember Those First ....



Everyone loves kisses!  Meant to dangle from a chain, this etched copper pendant has become a popular Simply Pretty Stuff piece. 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Soon to Be Published in Belle Armoire Jewelry!

BEautiFul Pin

Okay, I am excited.  Really ExCitEd!!  My fabulous pin design will be published in Belle Armoire Jewelry as soon as December's issue!!

Here is a sneak peak of a great opportunity signature piece!  I will leave your imagination run wild to picture what I have designed on back.  You will just have to pick up a copy of Belle Armoire Jewelry and find out! Guaranteed you will LoVe it. 

xoxo from moi.

Garden Inspired ~ New Charms for a Gettysburg Boutique

Garden Charms

Looking around here this time of  year is inspirational for studio creating.  I had gathered flowers last summer and tucked away to use, at some point, for jewelry.  Yesterday, the perfect combination of colored glass and posey came together for THESE little gems.  You can see some of these charm necklaces over at the Foxxy Moxxy Boutique, in Gettysburg, PA, managed by dear friend and qUeeN of the UniverSe,
Carol Novak.

some beauties for the shoppe

the line up

my garden inspiration in cement outside the studio door

my fabulous roses which remind me of my grandma

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Three French Hens ~ A Shoppe of WhiMsey in Woodstock, VA

Three French Hens

You don't often find places like these. When you discover such gems, you want to share the find with all your girlfriends!!
Long time friend, Rose of Fairfax and I had discovered this whimsical, girly, awesome shoppe together in Woodstock, VA (the other Woodstock!)
It reminded me of all the charm found in another favorite haunt....Lucketts General Store in Luckett's, Virginia.
Manager and merchandiser, Sally, was the perfect gal to make you feel oh, so at home.  She had a story about all her pieces and certainly had the knack for honoring all the lovely things in the most perfect way.
I found humor, lace crystals, jewels, mirrors, linens, soaps, millinary couture....and the list goes on.
Be sure to stop in and say Simply Pretty Stuff sent you!!!!  It will be worth the browsing through her rooms full of "gotta have it" items!