Showing posts with label gift for him. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gift for him. Show all posts

Monday, November 11, 2013

Modern Rustic Ring for Men

This is my latest ring design that I named: "Centered." I'm focusing on wide copper bands; a new collection for Men.  The rustic look of textured copper covered in a beautiful antique patina contrasts beautifully with the aluminum, rectangular focal shape with dot at its center.

The aluminum is finished in a rugged, rustic look with a solid rivet attaching it to the main ring.

See more info and more rings by visiting my store.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Recycled Spoon Ring Wrap Bracelet

I've been pondering over this project like forever and I finally did it! In order to make the awesome, antique spoon rings, I need to cut off the "bowl" part of the spoon (I only recently learned about the "bowl" because I googled it - gotta love google!) Anyway, I had a box filled with these spoon bowls and I had the idea to make men's jewelry with them and I finally took the plunge and began making bracelets. Now, these bracelets are not just for men alone. They can most certainly be worn by women, girls and tweens as well. I'm definitely gonna make myself one. What I like about the bracelet is the rugged look and most of all the recyled parts of old, antiqued spoons! What else could you ask for in a great bracelet!! I finish off my bracelets with .925 sterling silver matals (the clasp, the rings and the large crimps that I made). Another really cool thing about this bracelet is the design of the bowl itself. I went a little hammer crazy and decided to add texture to a large part of the spoon and leave a section untouched as to add a bit of contrast with texture: smooth against the hammered! There are four strands of gorgeous, natural leather that just finishes off the bracelet beautifully! Rugged and Rustic is what you get with this unique style of bracelet. Like this bracelet is not already awesome enough, I added something to give it just a bit more Oumf! I hand stamped the work "music", which means this would make a great gift for that special someone who plays the guitar, the saxophone, the harmonica, the banjo, even the spoons. Click here to get more info on this great unisex bracelet.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Save 15 Percent Off Entire Etsy Shop

I'm having a sale where you can save 15% off entire store for 1 week only starting today, October 10, 2012. Take advantage of this great savings. Please use coupon code: BAYSAVE15 for your savings of 15% on my entire store selection. We have all kinds of goodies and gifts for all tastes and styles. If you need jewelry, well look no more because we offer a very nice selection of unique jewelry pieces such as ear cuffs in sterling silver and 14k gold-filled. We also have a unique design of an Ethnic Earring which is forged in .925 sterling silver - this is a unisex design. If you're looking for something a bit more feminine, we have that too. See our unique wire wrapped pendants in sterling silver or 14k gold-filled with beautiful gemstones. If you want something different, we also have our great selection of antique spoon rings wich are a big hit. They make the greatest thumb rings and can also be unisex in most cases. If you're not looking for jewelry at all, well we have that too. You must check out our very unique collection of recycled bottle glass picture frames, soap dishes and cheese tray platter for hors-d'oeuvres and fruit. These are just some of the wonderful things you'll find in our Etsy Store. We are happy to combine shipping as always and most of all, if we overcharge you, we will gladly refund you via Paypal for any shipping overcharge over $1. What do you have to lose!! Check out our great products now by clicking here.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Garden Stakes Sale

Colorful, handmade garden stakes in bright, sunshine yellow are the perfect gift for any gardner! I handmade these with glass which I fused in my kiln and then I etched the herb / vegetable names in black. To top it all off I drilled a hole at the top of each one and added a handy jute string to hang these up in the garden shed when you're not using them. These are my unique creation! Click here to see more info on these.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Cute Little Wood Bowl in Natural

What a cute little wood bowl in natural color lightly finished. I love this little bowl. It's perfect to use for jewelry or to hold salt crystals or your little collection of sea glass or beautiful, white beach pebbles! Whatever you want to use this little bowl for, it's just perfect for the job!! Click here for more info on this great gift.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Nautical Beachy Soap Dish in Dark Aqua

I love this soap dish! It has such a lovely beach feel to it. The cool, dark aqua color would look great for a guy or a girl's bathroom. Very clean with straight lines design, this soap dish is the best little gift! Click here to see more info on this great little dish. Go to my Etsy shop to see more of my interesting creations.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Handmade Vintage African Look Bowl

This is quite a cute little item that has a hand carved base. It really has that ethnic, African look and feel to it. This little beauty is both useful and decorative at once. Add beach stones or decorative beach glass you've collected last summer and you have a beautiful home decor item for your bathroom or guest room. Use it for herbs, use it for small jewelry... whatever your imagination can come up with. The best part is that this little item can be a great little gift for him or her. Click here to see more info. Go to my Etsy Shop to what other goodies I have.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Handmade Vintage Rustic Oak Plate with Agate Inlay

I was fortunate to have stumbled upon a great little bundle of handmade vintage wood vases, trinket boxes and such, made by a local artist who had been making these for some time and decided to clean up; He was about to burn them and so I took them and I'm offering some of the older pieces in my Etsy Store. I will post the newer, non- vintage pieces on my website The picture below is from one of the older vintage pieces from my Etsy shop. Click here to read more about this item.

Notice the agate and beach stone inlay all around the outer rim of the plate. It looks awesome!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Perfect Little Vase or Candy Dish or Candle Holder

I'm featuring this gorgeous little fused glass vase that looks so much like Raku.  The colors are just beautiful!! This particular, fused glass piece has unique markings on either side.  In the first photograph you will see what almost looks like water spots in spectacular rainbow colors.  In the second photograph you'll notice on the opposite side of the vase, the same color pattern is gradually transformed into a slight rainbow effect.  The inside is completely black.

What is awesome with a fused glass piece of art, such as this one, is that it can have a practical use such as serving as a candy dish, a flower vase (would look awesome with a bouquet of Hydrangeas, Peones or any other bulky flower), a perfect candle holder, votive holder or tea light holder and my all time favorite:  let it shine all on its own.  The best part of it, I'm offering this item as part of my Winter Clearance Sale, so now is the time to get this little beauty.  Click here for more info.

Friday, November 18, 2011

For the Gardener - Cute Garden Stakes Herb Garden Markers Hostess Gift

There is nothing more lovely than seeing lush greenery in a beautiful garden.  I designed these garden stakes with that in mind.  I wanted to contrast the green against the bright yellow... you know me, it's all about color coordinating and contrasts!!

These garden stakes are made of fused glass.  I hand wrote the herb and vegetable names with an engraving tool and then I added a special, black colored paint.  You'll also notice that I drilled each one and added a really practical twine loop so that you can hang them neatly in your garden shed (makes it easier to pull them out of the ground too.)

Each one is a handmade, unique piece since they're all made individually.  They make the cutest hostess gifts for the gardener.  What I really like about these is that they're more than just markers, they're decorative and add a touch of charm and beauty to any vegetable or herb garden.  They also look great in a pot as well.  I offer these in a bundle or individuallyClick here for more info on the garden stakes or click here to see all of my unique, handmade gifts:  wire wrapped jewelry, simple necklaces, quality gold earrings, recycled bottle glass art pieces, individually made buttons, coaster sets and so much more...

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Beach Glass Bottle Stopper Unique and Handmade

Combing beaches in search of sea glass, unique beach stones and sea shells is definitely a long standing tradition seen around the world and it is no different in our area.  Every day there seems to be someone walking up and down the seashore, head directed downward as a hound dog would his nose, ready to sniff out that rare, beautiful gem.  My husband and I were no exception to that rule; we took advantage of any opportunity we had to rush down to the beach and just couldn't wait for the competition to begin.  That's right, everything's a competition with my husband.  He was determined to find the rarest red, or better yet, the king of colors:  orange.  As we strutted up and down the beach, my husband way ahead as he was rushing to be the all time winner, we discovered beautiful pieces of colored gems waiting to be found, waiting to shine in all their glory in some unique piece of jewelry, or perhaps a something completely new.

Being the person that I am, I couldn't just make jewelry with my newly found treasures.  My mind kept searching for some new application, something different that hasn't been seen before, something completely different.  Seeing that I had learned the art of fusing glass, I tried to apply the technique to my beach glass, which I think worked out quite nice.  Because of the different glass pieces being incompatible to each other (something you learn when you work with glass - it's important to use glass that work together, that are compatible), it's pretty much trial and error.  Below you will see an example of one of the new applications I found for beach glass:  Beach Glass Wine Bottle Stopper, which make great hostess gifts.  These are unique gifts for him or gifts for her.  You may check out my Etsy Shop for more glass creations such as more sea glass creations, recycled wine bottle designs and more.

Please make sure to read the announcement part of my Etsy Shop for information on how to save up to
40%; I'm also offering a coupon code where you can save even more.  :)

Click here for more information on Fused Beach Glass Bottle Stoppers -

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Celtic Knot Sun Catcher Recycled Wine Bottle

You'll find a very unique and completely different sun catcher in my Etsy Shop - I decided to try something different by combining my different techniques and I came up with this original idea.  I had to slice the bottle and place the glass in such a way that made them overlap each one and then I proceeded to heating them at a very high temperature until they fused into one unique piece.  I drilled and added hammered copper curls and enhanced with colored glass beads.  The overall piece turned out really nice, I think.  It would look awesome in the garden, on the patio or in your window.  It's rugged and tough enough to be outside.  Click here to see more info.  (((((((( Treasure Hunt Sale until the end of December - Save up to 40% - Read about it in my Etsy Shop Annoucements )))))))) **** I will combine promos with coupons for extra savings - Limited Time****

Friday, November 11, 2011

Day at the Spa - Robin Egg Blue Touch of Aqua - Great Bathroom Art Photography

Although I'm far from being a "Photographer", I really do enjoy the learning process.  What I find especially relaxing is composition.  I put together this still life picture with the "Spa" in mind.  The photograph itself makes for beautiful and affordable wall art; all you need to do is add it to a beautiful frame with a matte - Go to my Etsy Shop to see more of my affordable, wall art photography.  ((((((( Don't forget to read the announcements in my shop - you'll find coupon codes and info on my new "Treasure Hunt Sale"  Go to my Etsy Store here. )))))))

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New and Improved Photograph of my Blue Coaster Gift Set

I'm sure you will agree that this picture is way better and shows off the beauty of this coaster set much more than the original.  See the difference for yourself - Picture 1, is the new and improved photo and picture 2, is the original...  Click here for more info on this great little gift set.

****Don't forget to check out my announcements for our "Treasure Hunt Sale".  Click here to read announcements at top of my Etsy Shop.*****

Mini Fridge Magnet Frames - Display your Favourite Picture to the Fridge

I'm always looking for new ideas; trying to combine practicality with aesthetics.  I don't know about you, but I seem to use the refrigerator as a magnetic board where I post my messages, appointments, kid's drawings, pictures of the dog and such.  That's how I came up with the idea the "Mini Fridge Magnet Frames."  They serve a duel purpose:  use as a magnet to hold your appointment note while displaying the cute little picture of your grandson, grand-daughter, dog, your hubby (oops!  I shouldn't have put dog before hubby... lol), or whatever cute little picture you want to see every day while working in your kitchen.  

These cute little frames are 2" square and have a protective, plastic pocket for your picture.  All you do is slide your picture under the protective pocket and add to your magnet collection on the fridge - there you have it:  a beautiful display, a work of art arranged and organized on the door of your refrigerator... They make the cutest hostess gift.  Click here for more info.  Don't forget to check out my Treasure Hunt Sale- Read about it in my Announcements -

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Treasure Hunt Sale of the Day in my BaySupplies Store

I decided to extend my Treasure Hunt Sale of the Day to my BaySupplies Etsy Shop as well as my Bayside Wire Designs Shop.  Save up to 40% off in my Bayside Wire Designs Shop and save up to 20% my Bay Supplies Shop.  It's well worth the time to check out my great Treasure Hunt Sale on Etsy.  Go to my announcements to read all about it.  Here are some items you can start with from my baysupplies shop and my baysidewiredesigns shop:

Friday, November 4, 2011

Featured Item of the Day!! Sale Glass Vase Candy Dish or Votive Holder

I decided to have a "featured item of the day" sale and I started it all off with this beautiful, metallic, rainbow coloured vase, candy dish, votive holder.  It's hard to believe it's glass because at first glance it really looks more like raku or pottery.  This item is signed and dated by me.  It's an item that is both suitable for a man or woman.  This beautiful piece is both beautiful and versatile.  You may use it for candies, for flowers (it can hold water), use it for a candle, a tea light or a votive or just let it stand all on its own; it's completely up to you.

Click here for more info on this great piece of unique, handmade glass work or see more glass works here.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Recycled Bottle Glass Picture Frames Green

A few years ago, in an attempt to recycle wine bottle glass, I came up with the idea of making various glass home decor items with the discarded, bottle glass.  I came up with a few designs that really turned out quite nice and I think you will enjoy it as well.  I sell these particular picture frames mostly as gifts for those who appreciate everything handmade and for those who appreciate wine as well.  

Each frame is a labour of love.  With much patience I must assemble each piece together as a jigsaw puzzle and fuse them at  a very high temperature in order for them to become one solid piece.  These picture frames are my unique creation.  They're classy and elegant and they make great gifts for him or her.  Click here for more information.  

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Handmade Fused Glass Napkin Rings Set of Four

My first love, a part from my husband, is by far jewelry making, but I have come very fond of glass work as well.  In some instances, I'm not too sure which I prefer.  It fascinates me to see the changes that happen when glass is introduced to high heat.  Although my goal is to one day learn more about blowing glass, fusing glass is a wonderful introduction to me becoming better acquainted with its properties.  Working with glass can be very tricky and your piece easily ruined if you don't know what you're doing.

The technique used for making the napkin rings below, is quite interesting.  It's actually made in different steps with multiple fusings in the kiln.  The brown decorative part is made separate and then added to the main ring.  In order to make the napkin ring rounded, I needed to work in the kiln with heat resistant gloves and special a special tool to form the strip of glass; let me tell you it's quite intimidating at first.  How often does one stick their hands in a heated kiln??  It is a long process.  I can only work on one ring at a time, because each ring needs to be at a certain temperature, which I need to hold, before forming (curving it) and then, each individual ring needs to sit in the kiln, with the cover, to gradually bring down the temperature up to the cooling time.  I do admit, it is quite a feat, but it's so worth it in the end, don't you think?

This beautiful set of four shiny napkin rings in warm tones of green and light brown are very classy and would make anyone receiving them happy as can be. Absolutely lovely for the person who loves to entertain!!  Click here for more info-