Tuesday, January 4, 2011

See what else I've been up to.....

You can now find my "Eco-Chic" denim cuff bracelets in a wonderful gallery store in Vancouver, BC Canada. The store is Starfire Gallery and the website for the gallery is:
Starfire Gallery, Horseshoe Bay
These bracelets are crafted from gently used denim jeans. I add color to the fabric by felting with wool roving. Then I add fiber or ribbons, and an antique button for decoration. Very unique - one of a kind bracelets. I'm thrilled to be represented by Starfire Gallery.
Starfire Gallery
Horseshoe Bay
6607 Royal Avenue
West Vancouver, BC

V7W 2B8
If you are in Vancouver please stop in and check out my work. It's a friendly lovely store.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

What Have I Been Up To in 2010???

The above necklace is an example of my new line of "Eco-Chic" jewelry.

Find it at:

2010 went by at record speed. I've never had a year go by so quickly. I'm not sure why this happened because it seemed like a bland year. I didn't do anything amazing or travel to far away exotic places, but never-the-less time flew by.

Every new year I sit down to write a list of what I've learned in the past year. In 2010 I learned to to accept my life as it is. I picked up a book about finding JOY, and in it there was a saying which totally fits my new way of thinking. "What is, is." Such a simple statement. For some reason these words add a bit of comfort to my life and a way of accepting what I can't change.

This doesn't mean I'm going to sit back and not work on improving myself and my life. It just helps me adjust to the limitations before me.

OK...moving on:
In 2010 I decided it was time for my Jewelry and other creations to get out into the world. I now have my enamel jewelry and other pieces in a wonderful gallery store in Newburyport, MA.

My work can be found at the Sisters We Three

on 57 Pleasant Street in Newburyport. I love being represented by these three sisters who work diligently to keep their store vital and intriguing.


Here are a few examples of the jewelry I have in this store:

This is a sterling silver wire bracelet created with an unusual heart shaped artisan lampwork focal bead. The heart is wrapped in silver wire creating a "captured heart."

This is a reversible enamel pendant that I made through multiple firings in my kiln. I love its beachy look and versatility.

Here's another earthy looking unique enamel piece. As you can see I enjoy creating heart jewelry.

Find more of my jewelry designs at: www.LamoreAllure.Etsy.com

In 2010 I allowed my creative muse lots of freedom. She began designing
"Eco-Chic" jewelry which I'm totally excited about.

I now create awesome "EcoChic" jewelry by upcycling jeans, tee shirts, an
d fiber into necklaces, bangle bracelets, scarves, purses, cuff bracelets and more. I've dedicated a new website to this endeavor. Below is one of the neat purses I created using denim jeans as my fabric, and a lovely necklace, too.

You can see what I've been up to by going to: www.ReStyleStudios.Etsy.com
Thanks for looking. I hope you love my creations as much as I love making them!