From sketch to reality

Depressing – that’s all there is to say about the lack of Spring here in Alberta.   Some of us are ready for the warmer weather to get here & then there are Read more…

Ski Fashion like no other

I have been making the Family Horse Shoe rings for 5 years.  There are quite a few out there & EVERY one has been a different experience.  Different personalities, store different preferences, page and of course different ideas!  The whole journey started with a Read more…

Not your Grandma’s Ring

I have been making the Family Horse Shoe rings for 5 years.  There are quite a few out there & EVERY one has been a different experience.  Different personalities, erectile there different preferences, cure and of course different ideas!  The whole journey started with a Read more…

Fashion vs. Style

Hi Shelagh – thank you for the invite for the preview night at the Bragg Creek Show. Sorry I will not be able to attend. We leave for Phoenix that day.
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Enough Nickels for EVERYONE!

Fringe has long been associated with a Western look for years from fringe shirts & gloves right up to accessories & boots.  But fringe actually had a purpose in its early days.  Read more…

Fashion on the Fringe

I’m starting a (hopefully) weekly feature on a stone or process that I use in my jewelry making!

Sterling Feather Pendant/Pin combo & matching feather earrings.

Sterling Feather Pendant/Pin combo & matching feather earrings.

Turquoise seemed to be too obvious for my post, shop since I just did one about fake turquoise a couple weeks ago.  I’d rather focus on a ‘stone’ I use that garners a lot of questions.  Spiny Oyster Shell.

Chunky Spiny Oyster Shell Discs finished with sterling silver beads & Buffalo Nickel Clasp

Chunky Spiny Oyster Shell Discs finished with sterling silver beads & Buffalo Nickel Clasp

I use mostly Orange Spiny Oyster, visit this but also have some Purple Spiny Oyster Shell.  I have a thing for orange & am drawn to it everywhere – clothing, page kitchen store, nature – I LOVE orange.

Sterling Pendant with rough Orange Spiny Oyster Shell.  Sterling ring with 3 rough Spiny Oyster pieces.

Sterling Pendant with rough Orange Spiny Oyster Shell. Sterling ring with 3 rough Spiny Oyster pieces.

A great website to check out about Spiny Oyster is spinyoyster.com,  gives a bit of history & some cool facts:

  • Spiny Oysters are covered with menacing spins on the outside of the shell.
  • Spiny Oyster is difficult to harvest.
  • You’ll find Spiny Oyster around the world typically along the coasts of North Carolina all the way down to the waters near Brazil, also in the Sea of Cortez, ad off the coast of Baja, Mexico and Baja, California.
Orange Spiny Oyster Shell right out of the ocean.  naturalsciences.org

Orange Spiny Oyster Shell right out of the ocean. naturalsciences.org

 
I’m starting a (hopefully) weekly feature on a stone or process that I use in my jewelry making!

Sterling Feather Pendant/Pin combo & matching feather earrings.

Sterling Feather Pendant/Pin combo & matching feather earrings.

I’m choosing to focus on a ‘stone’ I use that garners a lot of questions when I’m at jewelry shows;  Spiny Oyster Shell.  I have a thing for orange & am drawn to it everywhere – clothing, discount kitchen store, medications nature – I LOVE orange.

Chunky Spiny Oyster Shell Discs finished with sterling silver beads & Buffalo Nickel Clasp

Chunky Spiny Oyster Shell Discs finished with sterling silver beads & Buffalo Nickel Clasp

I use mostly Orange Spiny Oyster, store but also have some Purple Spiny Oyster Shell.

Stamped Sterling Pendant with Purple Spiny Oyster Shell on matching beads

Stamped Sterling Pendant with Purple Spiny Oyster Shell on matching beads

A great website to check out about Spiny Oyster is spinyoyster.com,  gives a bit of history & some cool facts:

  • Spiny Oysters are covered with menacing spines on the outside of the shell.
  • Spiny Oyster is difficult to harvest.
  • You’ll find Spiny Oyster around the world typically along the coasts of North Carolina all the way down to the waters near Brazil, also in the Sea of Cortez, ad off the coast of Baja, Mexico and Baja, California.
Orange Spiny Oyster Shell right out of the ocean.  naturalsciences.org

Orange Spiny Oyster Shell right out of the ocean. naturalsciences.org

They’re pieces that people want to touch & ask more about.  I love when folks feel comfortable enough to ask questions.  I’m always happy to answer & if I don’t know – google on my phone is a wonderful thing & we all learn something.

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I’m starting a (hopefully) weekly feature on a stone or process that I use in my jewelry making!

Sterling Feather Pendant/Pin combo & matching feather earrings.

Sterling Feather Pendant/Pin combo & matching feather earrings.

I’m choosing to focus on a ‘stone’ I use that garners a lot of questions when I’m at jewelry shows;  Spiny Oyster Shell.  I have a thing for orange & am drawn to it everywhere – clothing, sick kitchen store, this site nature – I LOVE orange.

Chunky Spiny Oyster Shell Discs finished with sterling silver beads & Buffalo Nickel Clasp

Chunky Spiny Oyster Shell Discs finished with sterling silver beads & Buffalo Nickel Clasp

I use mostly Orange Spiny Oyster, but also have some Purple Spiny Oyster Shell.

Stamped Sterling Pendant with Purple Spiny Oyster Shell on matching beads

Stamped Sterling Pendant with Purple Spiny Oyster Shell on matching beads

A great website to check out about Spiny Oyster is spiny-oyster.com,  gives a bit of history & some cool facts:

  • Spiny Oysters are covered with menacing spines on the outside of the shell.
  • Spiny Oyster is difficult to harvest.
  • You’ll find Spiny Oyster around the world typically along the coasts of North Carolina all the way down to the waters near Brazil, also in the Sea of Cortez, ad off the coast of Baja, Mexico and Baja, California.
Orange Spiny Oyster Shell right out of the ocean.  naturalsciences.org

Orange Spiny Oyster Shell right out of the ocean. naturalsciences.org

They’re pieces that people want to touch & ask more about.  I love when folks feel comfortable enough to ask questions.  I’m always happy to answer & if I don’t know – google on my phone is a wonderful thing & we all learn something.

-s
I’m starting a (hopefully) weekly feature on a stone or process that I use in my jewelry making!

Sterling Feather Pendant/Pin combo & matching feather earrings.

Sterling Feather Pendant/Pin combo & matching feather earrings.

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Bell Let’s Talk Day 2014 – Take 2

I really love to make the jewelry that I do, this site I mean really, health really love it.  I have my travel case filled with new and old pieces at home so I can ship them to customers, or re-stock at an art gallery.  But they stay there,  I have a few favorite pieces that I wear to work & the rare occasions when I actually leave the house with make up on!

I don’t get to showcase my work by wearing it out a lot, so it makes me SO happy when I see true fashionistas enjoying my work!

Suzie at Urban Country Style has been showcasing my work on her fabulous blog for quite a while.  Check out her post about Boyfriend Jeans

Boyfriends

This piece is super cool, I’m so glad that Suzie ended up with it.  I know she’ll do it justice! This was a great post called FabFauxFur with Feathers!

Feathers

Another fashion-forward gal that incorporates everything from camo to couture is Cashmere and Camo.

I recently altered a piece for Brandi, she posted about it today…AND she’s wearing those boots that I’ve been coveting (that my personal shopper couldn’t find anywhere in Vegas during the NFR)

Cashmere & Camo

Here’s a piece that Brandy’s Mum picked out at the Western Showcase at Calgary Stampede.  Brandy posted about it here.

C&C

The fashion maven, Laura posts on lots of great fashion looks that are practical for my life – from a night out to a cattle show, she’s got great ideas for it all.
Hi Shelagh , order Wow looks like a new ring.
Sure was dirty. So what do i owe you for the repairs ? Just send me a message and i’ll send you the payment.
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