Thursday, February 28, 2013

Antique Earrings

It's been a busy week in the studio, but a fun week when I get to work with my favorite antique edwardian rhinestone pieces.  There is just something so special about that wonderful natural aged patina mixed with the sparkle of vintage rhinestones.  Love Love Love!

These beauties were just listed on the website this afternoon and if you love the sparkle of antique and vintage rhinestones too, please come visit my earring page HERE.   Merci ~ xoxo ~ Joy

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Marie Antoinette, Chateau Fontainebleau & Boudoir Jewelry!

When we were in France, we toured Chateau Fontainebleau where the French court of Louis XVI would visit every fall for the hunt.  We were enchanted by the beautiful suite of rooms occupied by Marie Antoinette when she was in residence.  Especially the pretty sitting room located near her bedroom. 

The ceiling was painted with the most romantic images of flying cherubs, cupids and angelic goddesses and I took extensive close-up photographs of that gorgeous ceiling!


Knowing that this ceiling once held the gaze of Marie Antoinette, I knew I wanted to use the images from my photographs within special pieces of jewelry, as a small way to share a touch of romantic beauty and a moment in time from Marie Antoinette's world.

I finally found time to work on these beauties this past weekend...... 

My first series of one-of-a-kind jewels are available now on my website and you can visit HERE if you would like more information.  Merci ~ xoxo ~ Joy

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

From my Workbench...

Started working today on a new collection of Sacred Heart Jewelry! 

This piece is so very special and she is already available on my website.  Click HERE if you would like more info.  More jewels coming soon : )  xo ~ Joy

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


My favorite shop on the Champs-Elysees in Paris?  Cartier...a dream jeweler world renown for their style and jaw dropping creations.  Cartier has been called the "Jeweler to Kings and the King of Jewelers".

My bucket list contains shopping for a classic Cartier tank Paris, but until my hands are holding a winning lottery ticket, I can only window shop.  But what beautiful windows!!!  It was very exciting to see their store in person when we were in Paris, but I was too intimidated to enter and simply took a picture instead...

....but a girl can dream and that's ok.  I wanted to share this enchanting little video/movie Cartier produced.  The video is beyond gorgeous and the music combined with the stunning images will send shivers down your spine.  You will FEEL the jewelry!  Turn up your speakers and enjoy a trip into a fantasy land full of sparkling treasures.  ~ xo Joy

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Treasure Hunting...

Just a small peek at a few beauties that found their way to my workbench today...

...a few in the mail and a bunch from my favorite antique shop.  I'll be working with these special pieces next week so please stay tuned for a new batch of beauty : )   Hope your weekend is full of sparkle too!  ~ xo Joy

Friday, February 8, 2013

Marie Antoinette Earrings

As always, I am inspired by anything Marie Antoinette.... when I came across these pretty filigree findings with that wonderful scroll design that you see everywhere in France, I was inspired to create these pretty earrings using vintage crystals.  I had just enough of everything to create a few identical pairs of these pretties so we can share the Marie love a little further with these earrings and they were just listed on the website this morning.  Hope your weekend is full of sparkling inspiration too!  ~ Merci ~ xoxo Joy

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Wrist Love!

I spent some time going through boxes of jewelry pieces this week and found a stash of elements that sparked a few design ideas for bracelets.  Sometimes I know right away how I want to work with a piece and other times I have to set it aside and think about it for awhile. 

These are a few of the bracelets I just made when I finally knew what I wanted to create.  As you can see, there is a lot of sparkle and sparkle just makes a girl happy!   They have already been added to the website along with a few others, so come visit soon if you would like some sparkling happiness of your own.  ~ xoxo ~ Joy

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Pretty Little Things....

Just a few of my favorites added to the shop today!

Many of them were made with elements I collected in Paris.  To see the latest additions to the collection, please visit HERE.    Merci ~ xoxo ~ Joy

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Dreaming of Paris...

Dreaming of our visit to the Tuileries Garden while I work in the studio today with jewelry pieces that I found in Paris....sigh....even in the rain, Paris is beautiful. 

Vintage Paris earrings coming to the website on Monday.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Our New Website!

It's been a busy start to the new year!  We updated our website with a brand new design and we are loving the clean and elegant feel about it.  I enjoyed working with Catherine Haugland at Avalon Rose Design.  She was able to take my rough ideas and make them into something better and more beautiful. 

I also revamped all of our marketing and packaging materials and have been shopping up a storm for beautiful antique and vintage elements to work with.  The new jewels are starting to be added to the new website, so if you have not been by to visit in awhile, please come visit HERE!  

P.S. ~  there is FREE shipping as a Valentines treat too!   Just order by Tuesday, Feb. 5th. ~ *offer not valid on previous orders or international orders.

merci mon amies  xoxo ~ Joy