Friday, June 25, 2010

Beach Party Necklace

I had so much fun creating the "Summer in Nantucket" necklace that I decided to make another beach-themed bib necklace in different colors.....greens, golds, and coral.  It's called "Caribbean Treasures".

The tiny crab crawling on the rhinestone "seaweed" is my favorite part of this one....but I also really like the green and gold lobster.  

So tell me....which is your favorite....the "Summer in Nantucket" necklace or the "Caribbean Treasures" necklace?

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Catherine Hopkins' Texas Soiree

Catherine Hopkins at The Shiny Pebble hosted the most elegant Texas Summer Soiree (and you know they do everything "big" in Texas.....).  Her guests included some of the most fashionable ladies from all Four Corners!
I was "late for the party", as usual, but Catherine so graciously invited me in for a drink after hours to peruse the event.  "Being late for the party" didn't mean that I couldn't enjoy all its benefits, so I jumped at the chance to don my fav vintage cocktail dress.....the parties' decor was so extravagant, how could I not?.....
I thought my raspberry silk cocktail dress would do nicely,
Photo from Couture Allure Vintage Fashion (
but was at a loss for which shoes to wear with it!  Oh, what's a girl to do when she has too many shoes to choose from???  In these cases I usually ask my lovely daughters, but it's summer......they have their own social calendars and were nowhere to be found.  So I will ask you!  Which pair do you think would compliment the gown with an understated elegance?  I would love to hear your thoughts.....
(You may be surprised to hear that I was actually leaning toward the green!)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Lovely Lilacs

In the Victorian times, flowers represented a language unto themselves....and lilacs expressed "the first emotions of love".
 I couldn't believe my luck when, in the middle of lilacs blooming all over my neighborhood, I stumbled onto this lovely vintage lilac brooch (see the upper right side of the necklace).  The necklace's combination of pieces almost came together on their own.....and it was  so much fun to create!  
Please click on the picture to enlarge and look at each piece closely.....the individual pieces are as yummy as they can be!
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.....