A Very Dutch Christmas

Very pleased with a wreath made for a friend who adores All Things Dutch:


Okoboji Hand Stamped Charms

The latest charms for necklaces that are making their way to The Whistle Stop have a definite Summer vibe...


The Whistle Stop {506 Nebraska Street Sioux City}

The latest stamped jewelry necklaces have made their way to The Whistle Stop! Have fun making your necklace uniquely you...



I was in need of something to hang necklaces from in my booth area at The Whistle Stop in downtown Sioux City. After looking at the typical jewelry display props, I felt rather unenthusiastic about the choices to be had and decided to get a little creative. It all started with these wall vases that we were getting rid of and were minutes away from being thrown in the donation box:

Removed the beaded garland, added some floral wire and foam...

And we have a new prop to hang necklaces from:

I am in love, absolute LOVE with this idea!


In The Studio {Stamping Metal}

There is nothing I enjoy more than the quiet early mornings in the studio on the weekend.
A typical morning involves seeing what I left when I was last in there, finishing that project or setting it aside for another time and always there is tidying up that needs to be done.
Recently, though, I walked in there with a very specific project in mind that would involve some loud banging and a fair amount of space so I could spread out the tools to make this:

I had wanted to make a group of metal stamped charms for Lu that represented the plays she has been involved with the past couple years. Simplistic yet meaningful to her, that she could wear clustered on a necklace:

Really loving the way this turned out!


Easter Wreaths 2015

Very please with how both of the Easter wreaths turned out! I haven't had as much Studio time these days so kept everything out on the tables in there and worked on them while attending to laundry of all things. AMAZING what you can do during the dry cycles...


Shiny Brite Baby Wreath!

How I spent yesterday morning in the Studio:

There is nothing quite as therapeutic as having an idea, time and the supplies to create something new!