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LOVE this ring!  I would imagine if you were the girlfriend of a rockstar (or in my case…the mom of a rockstar :O) that this ring would be a MUST have!  And i must give credit where credit is due…. A really cool chick came into the shop today wearing something similar… mom and i had a fit over it..she said she got hers at Canton…But i could not wait.  I literally could not sleep until i had one on my finger.  So at 4AM…i could wait no longer… got out of bed… and this is it!  Question is now…do i keep? or sell?  May have to sleep on that one! :O)

oh yeah! forgot to mention….it’s made out of a vintage fork!


Loving Layers…

As long as i can remember, I have loved to layer clothing.  That is one reason i am looking forward to some cooler weather..I am a jacket wearing fool!  I love all the possibilities and versatility that a jackets gives.  BUT…my new favorite thing to layer? …jewelry!!!  Last week i found time to play with layering a few of my favorite things.  Some of it is dainty…some chunky…i am a fan of it all! 

p.s. most items i show in my post can be found at the shop (bayou crafters)

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Drew is a little under the weather today(ear infection and cold)….so he is home with me….and let me tell you..he is a wiz with an iphone (remember he is 2  1/2….well…almost 2  3/4).   For months i’ve known that he could look at pictures, play with the games, listen to his fav videos on youtube (choo choo soul), and text (although it’s jibberish).  Last week he started taking pictures and today he showed me that he knew how to check my email.  Ted and I both have iphones..and our apps are arranged differently…so drew did not merely memorize what to do.  I believe he could operate anyones iphone.  Sooo…I’m renting him out to anyone who needs iphone help …but he’s not cheap …he needs pig money :O)

“You are the star, the dreamer, the creator of your destiny.  Unfold your wings and weave your magic.”  -Adele Basheer


Have i mentioned that i’m totally into birds? :o) All of these pendants are backed with some of my favorite quotes/sayings.  Dress them up by clipping them to one of my freshwater pearl/chain/vintage lace necklaces (LOTs more of them coming soon)…or to your favorite pearls, chain, etc…





As most of you know…I have a 2  1/2 year old little boy and he keeps me on my toes!  And of course as his mom…i think he’s brilliant :o) … so i decided i’m gonna share some of the things he says at the bottom of my posts.  Sooo…here goes my first …

Drew completely OOTB (out of the blue) a couple of days ago – ” I don’t like fireworks.  They mean to me.”

new design stamps


got a few new design stamps in…and i’ve been playing.  design stamps are tricky…each one has it’s own personality…and i haven’t quite “gotten to know” my new ones yet (i’ve got a fleur de lis stamp that i don’t think i’ll ever understand :o)…

soooooo lots of practice ahead!  stay tuned…

Leather cuffs…


cuffs are in…and this is my version.  nickel (all the beauty and durability of silver without the high price tag) hand-stamped with two of my favorite sayings…LOTS more of these to come…

got a favorite quote/saying that you think i would like?  let me hear it…i’m always looking…


i really enjoy making these…almost as much as i enjoy scavaging for the pieces to put on them :o)

this one has some of my favorite things:

old keyhole (i’ve been hoarding this piece for a while…)

vintage rhinestone earing, bead, and crystal

“tabular” typewriter key

tattered lace

vintage watch

old key

cool faceted black bead

one of my hand made charms with an oscar wilde quote  – “every saint has a past..every sinner has a future”

Life is Beautiful




Got some new supplies/toys in the other day…and i’ve been having a field day!…this is just one of the many things i made over the weekend…will post more later!  This one is headed to the shop!