Monday, October 31, 2011

All Hallow's Eve!

For those of you like me, I'm not a fan of Hallowe'en! Partly because I'm not allowed to trick or treat anymore; however, most of it stems from the hatred of being scared! Seriously, I hate being scared! I get nightmares from the trailers in the movie theaters that are advertising scarey movies. However, having said that, its fun to decorate for!

Courtesy of Nap Time Journal

How cute is that?! Seriously she comes up with the most creative things! She is awesome!! Sometimes I like to just sit and look at her blog longingly, not only for her creative abilities, but for her having the room to do it (I currently live in a small townhome full of baby toys haha).

I have been searching for kids crafts to do with my daughter all halloween. Some of the most fun ones i've found come from a site called the Crafty Crow. She always has such adorable things, and so easy for kids!! I love it! One of my favorites was this one:The Crafty Crow q-tip skeleton garland 1
My 2 year old daughter is just learning how to use glue so this one was great for her! Go Here for the Tutorial.

Anyways I hope everyone has a safe and happy halloween!

As Always: Stay Beautiful, Stay you!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

New Trends for Fall!!

While Browsing the internet, I found this year's Fall Jewelry Trends! Go Figure! Here is a great Slide Show about it! But in case you cant Get there, here it is...

1. Chunky Filigree. Its basically oversized shapes, beautiful rounded curves, antique type of things!
Dramatic button bracelet black gold ooak statement holiday gift expandableBracelet by Victoria's Charms
Wire Wrapped Earrings Blue Pearl and Antique Brass, Large Teardrop Chandelier EarringsEarrings by PearlsPlusLLC
Fan shaped revamped filigree titanium dangle earringsEarrings by AnnaSiivonen
Double Chain Necklace - Metal Filigree Accent Pendant with Soft, Feminine Teal Blue Glass Beads on Double Antiqued Brass ChainNecklace by Chatham's Crossing

2. Long Stranded Earrings (like almost to shoulders). These are the LONG earrings that dust your shoulders and tickle your neck!
Long Dangle Earrings in Dark BrassEarrings by CharleneSevier
Sterling Silver chain and Silver Polished Glass, Light as a Feather by harmonieandmeEarrings by harmonieandme
Pink Chalcedony Spinel Gemstone Gold Filled Tendril Elegant EarringsEarrings by MiShelli
Long tassel earrings color graduated chainEarrings by AnnaSiivonen
Blue & White Winter Dangle Earrings Long Sterling SilverEarrings by Twisted Beauty Jewelry

3. Floral Bronze. This is the antique thing showing itself again! Lovely florals or bushes or trees etc.
Bronze button bracelet  shades of brown statement Autumn ooak women's gift expandableBracelet by Victoria's Charms
Antiqued Floral Cabochons with Freshwater Pearl Drop Bronzed EarringsEarrings by ASimpleKindOfFancy
Rosebud Earrings in CreamEarrings by Victorian Swag

4. Anything Neon. Oh the 80s and 90s. Ah! Some of you look back on this as your worst style era. Guess what... its coming back!!
Turquoise Glass Necklace Tiny Blue Beads in a Hollow Glass Globe with Sterling SilverNecklace by tarren
Hot pink beaded feather earrings-brick stitchEarrings by BodyArtByJennifer
Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelet....Pink Freshwater Pearl....Hand KnottedBracelet by PearlsPlusLLC
Vintage Lisner Hot Colored Necklace SetNecklace, Bracelet, Earrings by ThreeSweetBirds
Flower button braceletBracelet by Victoria's Charms
Pink Orange Chandelier EarringsEarrings by ASimpleKindOfFancy
Rave KANDI Earrings Heart Star NEON Origami Lucky Wishing Stars Pony Beads Emo Scene CandyEarrings by TheMechanicalKoi

5. Metalic Chokers - basically metal chokers, shiney, pretty, etc!!
Adjustable Non Tarnish Nickel Silver German Silver S Shaped Neckwire Choker(Choker by juliechristie aka Cocktail GLASS)
Halloween Sale,Orange & Black Swarovski, Patterned Steel Choker,Silver dropsChoker by DonnasArtisanDesigns
Romantic Patterned Steel Choker, Chain Drapes & Freshwater PearlsChoker by DonnasArtisanDesigns

There you have it! Some new trends for the fall, and some beautiful examples of each! Thank you to all who lent me their work for this post! Make sure to check out their etsy sites and maybe even purchase some of these awesome pieces for your fall and winter wardrobs!!!

As always: Stay Beatiful, Stay You!

(List found on

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


This week's Feature is by a very good Friend of mine: Missy! Missy inspired me to explore different ways of creating Jewelry - Clay, pendants, etc.

She Creates beautiful One of a kind pieces. She is such an inspiration. The featured piece here is called the "Nanna Necklace". Here is her story about her inspiration for it:

I designed this necklace having the image of my Nanna, who was an amazing seamstress, always wearing her scissors around her neck on a long piece of cut fabric. And so in honor of her, this necklace features a scissors charm (59 mm long), a beautiful handmade rose fabric button set in an antique bronze lace bezel and a vintage pearl button attached to the chain where the lobster claw clasp attaches.

See more of Missy's work at Victorian Swag on Etsy!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Clay Jewelry

Right now I LOVE LOVE LOVE making Clay Jewelry! It looks so pretty when its all polished and set! It really captures detail and you can customize it any way you want to! How Fabulous right?