mother’s day sale

Mother’s Day is Sunday May 13th, mom’s love to get Compliments!
Use code *MOM2012* to receive 10% jewelry in my Etsy Shop until Mothers Day!
keep calm and call your mom

pink gold & pearls

Rose gold *aka* pink gold, has been a very popular trend in the last few years. Many people complain that traditional yellow gold doesn’t look great against their skin tone, but this pretty metal has more of a coppery, pinkish hue which is complementary to all skin tones.
This delicate three strand bracelet combines pretty rose gold filigree elements with the classic look of fresh water pearls. The fresh water pearls vary size as well as in color; white, pink, & coral. You can purchase this bracelet on my Etsy Shop by clicking here.
rose gold and pearl bracelet

adorable aqua polka dot earrings

These adorable aqua polka dot hoops are so much fun! They are so easy to wear, they could be worn everyday for work or dressed up out at night for play! You can purchase these super cute hoops on my Etsy Shop.
aqua polka dot silver earrings

fun & funky rainbow chandeliers

Have you seen these fun & funky rainbow chandeliers? The chandeliers are decorated with dangling Swarovski crystals. They are a perfect way to brighten up any of your summertime outfits! You can purchase these chandeliers on my Etsy Shop.
multi colored swarvski crystal chandelier earrings

owls for baby mark

Baby Mark arrived in October 2011 to two amazing parents, Kate & Ryan. While Kate & Ryan were awaiting Mark’s arrival they picked out adorable crib bedding for his nursery. The awesome Dwell Studio crib bedding set is aptly named “Owls”. It can be purchased online through Layla Grayce, here. I used inspiration from the Owls theme throughout Kate’s baby shower invitations, letters for Mark’s nursery & a growth chart for Mark’s room.

For Kate’s baby shower invitations I digitally re-illustrated the pattern, matched colors on the computer & used it to create a border for the invites. I then designed the text to finish them off.dwell studio owls invitations 1dwell studio owls invitations 2dwell studio owls invitations 3As a baby shower gift for the special parent’s to be, I hand painted letters & a growth chart to hang in Baby Mark’s new nursery. Again I took inspiration from Mark’s cool Owl bedding, matched colors & personalized the following…hand painted letters markmark letters close upMark Growth Chart

Check out the final result hanging in Baby Mark’s awesome nursery!
marks nurserymarks crib

a wonderful wedding

This weekend I was privileged to be a guest at an incredible wedding in NYC. One of my great friends {who I’ve known since first grade!} married her soul mate. Their celebration was elegant, classy & so much fun… just like them!
I was honored to have been asked to help them complete their vision of the event by creating the table identification, ceremony programs, & dinner menu cards.

The couple named each table after a special location that had meaning to them. They entrusted me with their pictures from each location & then I digitally modified them, making them black & white & adding text with the location’s name.
table identityI created the ceremony programs to resemble the look & feel of their invitations.
wedding programs1wedding programs insideThe menu cards followed the same look & feel as the invitations & the programs.
wedding menu card

the blue beauty

Check out this beautiful blue & brown stone necklace! This is a true statement necklace. It will look incredible if you are dressed in a simple t-shirt & jeans or dolled up for a night out!
natural blue beauty

letters for lily & the long distance process

When a potential customer is interested in placing an order for hand painted letters, they always ask… “So how does this work?”
I thought I would give you an example of the most recent ‘long distance’ order for hand painted letters I have done.

A bit about the special customers…
We spent the 2010-2011 hockey season in Helsinki, Finland. Calla & Jeremy are a great couple that we were fortunate to have spent the season with, now they are expecting a baby girl! C&J spend the off-season in their hometown of Madison, Wisconsin, which is where Baby Lily will first come home to.

Step 1
Calla sent me links to the crib bedding that they picked out for Lily. It can be found here.
wall decalsDust Ruffle Sweet Safari
Step 2
Once Calla set up Baby Lily’s nursery she sent me pictures. I love to see what the room looks like as a whole, I take into consideration, wall color, patterns, furniture, special toys, decor etc…
lilys room1lilys room 2lilys room 3Step 3
If the customer has something in particular in mind I go with it, but in this case Calla instructed me to take a look at the pictures & go ahead with any ideas I may have. I saw that the theme in Lily’s bedding has wonderful pops of color {I LOVE color}, great polka dot accents, & sweet little safari animals that kept popping up. The walls in her room were also a perfect blank canvas to decorate with bright color! This is the final result…
hand painted letters lily2hand painted letters lily2_2hand painted letters lily2_3

The finished product hung in Baby Lily’s room!
lily's roomlilys room 2lilys room 3

back in the states & shop is open on etsy

We’re back to the USA, after spending the last 7+ months in Sweden! It feels great to finally be home!

I am very excited to announce that after years of people telling me… “You should put your stuff on Etsy” I finally have! Jewelry is up on my Etsy Shop for now, but I plan on adding the rest of my products later. If you are interested in any other products you can contact me directly.

This necklace is one of my personal favorites that you can find on my Etsy Shop.
green goddess necklace

pewter fresh water pearl & crystal set

42.5″ long necklace made of pewter & purple tone fresh water pearls, faceted crystals & flat glass stones. It can be worn long or doubled, closes with a lobster clasp. The matching bracelet is 8.5″ & closes with a lobster clasp.
This set can be worn everyday with a t-shirt & jeans or dressed up for a night out!pewter fresh water pearl & crystal long necklace/bracelet set