upcycled awesome

I had the pleasure of working with my friend, Ashley, to design jewelry for her beautiful flower girl & bridesmaids. It was very important to Ashley that every element of her wedding be “eco-friendly”. Creating eco-friendly jewelry was a new and exciting challenge for me! I really enjoyed researching materials for this project. Because Ashley had a previous career as a Marine Biologist we decided to work with sea glass, it is beautiful, eco-friendly, & definitely added a personal touch for Ashley. I used beautiful bright green sea glass collected from the shores of Prince Edward Island in Canada, supplied by Seaglassin.

Ashley & Ron’s incredible wedding photographer, Rab Bozeman, sums up their celebration beautifully…

Ashley and Ron were married July 28, 2012 at Frog Pond in Skaneateles, in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The wedding reflected their passions for friends, family, and all things local. The flowers and many of the vegetables were grown at their CSA, Marigold Farm, and served up by award-winning farm to table chef Stephen Landon. Local beers, handmade details and live music by Jennie Duberstein rounded out a fantastic day and a tremendous celebration. Congratulations Ashley and Ron.

It’s all about the local: Location: Frog Pond B&B, Event Coordination: Danielle Demers Fleckenstein, Officiant: Kelly Kilmer Hall, Catering: Stephen Landon, Flowers and vegetables: Marigold Farm, Cakes: La Dolce Vita Bake Shop, Asheley’s dress and bridesmaid’s dress’: Amanda Archer, Gent’s ties: Emy Uhlig, Bouquet, boutonnieres and hairpieces: Thea Folls,  Ashley’s ring: Dawe’s Designs, Ron’s ring: Gabrielle Maggi, Bridesmaid’s bracelets and earrings: Compliments from Sarah, Hair, makeup and nails: Bijou Salon, Custom soap: Lucky Goat Soap, Thumbprint tree: Melissa’s Artistic Gifts & Gallery, Seed packet artwork: Tree Space Studio.

Check out Rab’s photography of Ashley & Ron’s wedding at his website, here.

And on to the jewelry…
Green Sea Glass JewelryGreen Sea Glass JewelryGreen Sea Glass Jewelry Green Sea Glass JewelryGreen Sea Glass JewelryI welcome you to contact me if you are interested in having me create something special for your wedding day!

socci stiletto stampede 5k

Love to run? Love to walk? Love stilettos? Love to take part in a great cause?
If you said yes to any of the above & you happen to be in the Central New York Region on Saturday May 12th, you’re in luck! There is a great event you can take part in, The Socci Stiletto Stampede! The race description from the organizers website follows…

“The race will help raise money for the Katie Marie Socci Scholarship Fund, a nursing scholarship begun at Cayuga Community College in memory of a great friend and an outstanding nurse. The Socci Stiletto Stampede will begin with a 50yd stiletto dash at 8:30 followed by the 5K walk / run promptly at 9. Following the run, all participants are welcome to stay and enjoy scheduled festivities.”

You can register for this wonderful event on the Active.com website here.

There are great prize & auction items at this event, including spa packages from Mirbeau Inn & Spa! Check out the custom designed creations that I’ve contributed to the prize pool!

Natural Stone Tangerine & Turquoise Set
tangerine and turquoise set
Whimsical Mossy Wine Cork Wreath
mossy wine cork wreathHope to see you at the event!

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

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

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

pantone 2012 color of the year – tangerine tango

This Art Nouveau color scheme inspired piece features Pantone’s 2012 Color of the Year… Tangerine Tango!
orange aqua and gray silver long necklace

packing up & shipping home

Its that time of year again… Getting all of my jewelry materials boxed up & ready to ship back to the USA! Can’t wait to get them unpacked & get busy!

packed materials

digging up the archives

Re-inspired by this piece, I really loved it. Maybe I’ll make something similar soon?

blue on blue beauty necklace