Saturday, November 10, 2012

New Gold Earrings - Nice Change from Silver

I just finished some awesome gold earrings with light texture and great style!  These particular earrings can be worn both ways; you just need to switch them around.

What I really like about these is the simple design.  Perfect for those who prefer to wear less.  If you prefer these in Sterling Silver, I have them as well.  Click here for more info on these great earrings!  See other cool jewelry designs, click here to go to my Etsy Shop.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Making Leather Moccasins

As you know, I'm quite the "everything handmade" enthusiast! I'm always looking for stuff to make. I love that handmade items are one of a kind!  I also really enjoy the satisfaction it gives me to turn raw materials into something both practical and beautiful.
Since I've been on Etsy I discovered many wonderful shops from around the world that are filled with awesome, handmade "everythings". I will be regularly featuring some of these amazing shops on my blog.
To begin with I will be featuring "Tutorial Girl."  This particular shop sells original and unique pdf patterns for making children's shoes.   She designs her own patterns which I really like.  Not too long ago, I purchased one of these patterns.  I was looking to make a nice pair of leather moccasins for my little grand daughter when I fell upon "Tutorial Girl's" Etsy Shop.    I purchased one of these patterns, see picture below, and I will be making these for my little granddaughter. The pattern will fit a 2 year old.  See a picture of the pattern that I purchased below:

In order to make these, I needed leather and I thought of looking on Etsy and I discovered the "Peggy Sue Also" Etsy shop which sells awesome pieces of leather with amazing textures and gorgeous colors.  I was very excited to find this great shop, which I purchased two colors of gorgeous leather:  avocado green and an amazing pink Ostrich-look leather.   See it the beautiful leather pieces below:

The last item I needed for this project was sinew and I chose to use imitation sinew in white and I found it at "Make a Basket." 
So, I am now ready to make these awesome little moccasins!  I can't wait!!!
Thank you to the three Etsy Shops that will make it all possible!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Multi Strand Leather Bracelet for Him or Her

I've put together another really cool wrap leather bracelet that looks awesome! This bracelet is made with gorgeous, dark brown leather and all of the metal components are made of quality, .925 Sterling Siver. It's beautifully finished off with a solid, sterling silver lobster clasp. If you look closely to the middle part - the circle is wrapped, coiled and welded for durability. What I love the most about this particular bracelet is the contrast in textures - the coiled wrapped center, the hammered "S" and the shiny clasp with the flat brown leather... You'll find this bracelet awesome! Fits a size small to large (the larger the wrist the less you wrap.) Click here to see more info on this great bracelet!

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.

Fancy Turquoise Earrings in Sterling Silver

Fancy Turquoise Earrings in Sterling Silver - These earrings are really awesome! Their fancy enough to wear with your evening dress and casual enough to wear with jeans. Genuine Turquoise gemstone cabachons with .925 sterling silver fancy wire wrap setting. Click here to see more info.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

New Sterling Silver Awesome Thumb Ring

I just finished making a new collection of thumb rings from old, antique spoons. This particular one I found in a small shop when I visited St-John, NB. The detail is most beautiful!! This is a unique ring. You will not be seeing too many of these around. It's quite heavy and is finished off with a gorgeous, antiqued finish thant enhances the design beautifully. This little beauty looks great as a thumb ring or as a finger ring. Click here for more details or browse my other great thumb rings. Recycling never looked so good!

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.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

New Gold Shawl Pin Hat Pin is Awesome!

This 14k gold-filled shawl pin looks so good on a chunky cowl! You can use it on a turtleneck, on your scarf, on your hat, chunky sweater or as a shawl pin. What I really love about it is the beautiful, green glass is made from a wine bottle that I've upcycled by breaking it and fusing the glass pieces at very high temperature until the glass forms this cute bubble cabachons. This great fall, autumn accessory is so versatile and classy with a touch of flair for the woman who dares to be different! Read more about this gorgeous piece by clicking here.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Recycled Antique Spoon Rings

I've just added a bunch of new rings that I made from old, antique spoons fron our local antique store. They're awesome if I must say so myself!! These rings are so unique and so different. They're just perfect for teenagers or the funky woman or guy who loves ring with a flair. My favorite ring has to be the one with the gothic shield in gorgeous hammered silver. I also really like the ring that reminds me of a western buckle; this particular ring has a gorgeous wide band with lovely curl details. Don't miss out... Get your ring now. Many of these rings are one of a kind. If you don't get it, it'll be gone. Choose your spoon ring by clicking on this link.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Blue Hummingbird Bottle Cheese Tray Gift

I added this wonderful new cheese tray that I just finished making. I had this gorgeous, cobalt blue bottle and it fused beautifully. What makes this cheese tray, hors d'oeuvres plate so special is the Hummingbird and flower Etching. This is a beautiful gift set which comes with a handmade cheese spreader and charming description card. What I really like about these unique cheese trays is the fact that they make great hostess gifts. They're original and the perfect little gift for those who love to entertain. There are so many practical things you can make out of recycled wine bottles. It's lots of fun trying to find new applications.