Monday, December 20, 2010

Statement Rings: Affordable Knuckle Dusters

Chunky Statement Rings Still Hot this Season
Statement Rings, those oversized rings often called cocktail rings, knuckle dusters, or bling rings, continue to be a hot, hot trend.  And, they're not just for cocktail hour anymore.  You can and should wear them to work, out on a casual date, to dinner with friends, or that special date night.  Ginormous rings, vintage rings, and big vintage rings continue to make a major statement in the fashion world.

Check out Oprah's picks for cool, chunky style at or head on over to Dabchick Vintage Gems, for some fun and affordable vintage rings starting at only $10.  Hurry selection is limited.

Vintage Bridal Statement Ring Only $15 with FREE US SHIPPING on Etsy,

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Bauble Necklace: Before & After

The Pearl Bauble Statement Necklace:  A Before and After Project

Here are some before and after pictures of a tired and worn vintage costume pearl necklace I restyled into total fabulousness!  I loved the old style of the pearl baubles, but the worn and crumpled pearls had to go...  Now the entire necklace is refreshed with new grey pearl beads and silver head pins.  The old, vintage chain and findings were polished up a bit and recycled.  And, voila (as my nine year says), a newly retro pearl statement necklace!

Old, crumbling pearls had lost their luster...

New pearl beads and head pins, elbow grease, and lots of time later.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Great Tips for Layering Jewelry from One of My Favorite Bloggers, Love Maegan

For some time I've been following the very stylish, funny, and super fab Maegan on her blog

In fact, lots of people like to "borrow" Maegan's image and sage wisdom to sell their products...  So here's some of Maegan's tips for layering jewelry including an image of Maegan "borrowed" from another of her admirers.

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if you want to check out the Press Release using my photo to ... on Twitpic

If you're looking for some beautiful vintage repurposed jewelry to get Maegan's layered look, look no further than my Etsy shop.  (Gratuitous self promotion....)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Handmade Holidays from the Etsy Sac Team in Midtown Sacramento Dec. 11.

Free Vintage Costume Jewelry? Thank You!

Well, I am beside my self.  Here's the deal.  The boss of one of my best jewelry clients is giving me his Grandmother's vintage costume jewelry (FOR FREE)!!!  And, she owned a costume jewelry shop.  Hours of creativity coming my way.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.