Sunday, August 30, 2009


Like many other crafters and artits, I have accumulated soo many beads and findings. So I have added a DESTASH section to my shop! All of these beads are in amazing condition and need a new home! I also have jewelry destash beads listed through my Flickr account. HAVE FUN CREATING!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

And the nominees are...

SPECIAL THANKS to Angelina of Angelina Fong Designs for nominating me for this lovely Up and Coming Blog Star award! What a fabulous idea and I'm truly honored to be amongst the first group of nominees! It was such a pleasant surprise!

Now to my acceptance specch...What an honor to get a Blog Star award! Especially considering the fact that I had no idea how to blog until I joined ETSY! When I started my blog, it took me two moths to figure out how to attach a a link! Well I figured it out and I love every second of it. I especially love sharing my vintage finds and garden pics, those are things that I love to do in addition to my jewelry. Thanks for following me and I love it when I hear from you!

So without further ado, I'd like to return the honor of this lovely award by nominating some of my favorite up and coming bloggers:

Sydney Austin Designs

Yellow Finch Designs

Kate8085 Where Eagles Dare

If you have been nominated for this award, you must pay it forward! Do you know a blogstress who hasn't blogged for long (less than 3 years) but is one of the next generation of super bloggers? If so, this award is for her! The rules are, you must post an acceptance speech on your blog (feel free to thank the academy!) and then nominate as many other blogs as you wish. and, if you have been nominated, feel free to post the above award proudly on your blog!

Friday, August 21, 2009

One of the casualties of motherhood...

Look at my poor bracelet! This is the result of a 1 year old baby boy who like to throw anything he can get his hands on! Out of the corner of my eye I saw him with my bracelet, before I could grab it from him I see it going across the floor. Needless to say I bought this bracelet online on clearance, so there is little hope of replacing it. Repairing it would be a joke considering all of the little pieces that broke off. So all I can say is that this is a lesson learned. KEEP ALL JEWELRY AWAY FROM CURIOUS BABIES!!! Oh well, it looked really cute with my outfit

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

AMAZING Vintage Belly Dance Necklace

I just had to share this necklace with you! I got it from Darling Diva 2009 on ETSY. Stop by her shop, she has the most amazing vintage reclaimed and handmade jewelry!

Friday, August 14, 2009

More Vintage Jewelry Finds...

One of my favorite stress relievers is shopping for vintage jewelry. I get such a rush digging and seeing what I can find. It is such a fun feeling to know that you may never find the same thing again, or maybe that is what I tell myself to justify my just wanted to share some of my Philly thrift store finds! I'm visiting friends in New York tonight, who knows I may find my way into a thrift store or two!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


This is the necklace I won!

Midnight Serenade


I actually won this a few month ago, but that was before I knew how to So it's only fair to post about this giveaway as well. It was hosted by Njla Studio. Her work is amazing! I won the necklace in the top picture. The bottom two pictures are a few of my favorites. Can you tell I like hearts?

Monday, August 10, 2009

Let me know what you think!

Pink Kaleidoscope Ring

Knight in Silver Armor Cufflinks

I have decided to venture into unchaterted territories for me, men's jewelry and rings with cabochons. Let me know what you think! If you like it, I will add them to Gloria's Jewelry Box on Etsy!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Yummy..Who wants tomatoes???

I am so excited that my tomato plant is starting to bud! I know I got you ready to see nice red plump and juicy tomatoes but that will have to wait. Only a little while longer I promise!!!

My Venture through Gloria's Jewelry Box...

As many of you may know, I am OBSESSED with jewelry. Everytime I vist my Grandmom Gloria, I try to see what jewels I can ask/persuade her to give me. I know it's wrong, but she never says no to her 1st granddaughter! Here are some of the jewels she gave me...

Sunday, August 2, 2009


I am so excited! I won this lovely bath set from Lydia's Spa Collections! I won the Body Set Scented With AQUARIAN From The MY BELOVED SPA COLLECTION! Let me tell you it smells amazing and my hubby LOVES it! This is the link to the blog, so you can enter one of their great giveaways!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Some of my First Jewels...

During a recent visit to my grandmom Gloria's house, I had a treasure hunt through her jewelry. As you may know, my jewelry business is named after her and her LOVE of jewelry. I've been making jewwelry since I was a child and found a few of my early pieces in her jewelry box. As you can see I painted a wood brooch for her with watercolors! Too funny! Here are a few of the pics!