Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Couture Collection

I'm very excited to share the start of my new more dramatic "couture collection" I'm bringing my designs in this direction now, because it's what I enjoy making most. All pieces are absolutely one of a kind, created with an eye on current trends and vintage sensibility.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


a modern vintage style bracelet, with a gorgeous vintage golden coppery filigree centerpiece, smokey quartz beads, aqua faceted glass briolette and champagne cubic zirconia briolette. available here featured in two beautiful Treasuries:

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

La Belle Collage

Wow, it's been too long since I've blogged! I've finally opened up the new shop I've been wanting to create. I named it La Belle Collage, the sister shop to La Belle Savage. I make digital fusion collages, available currently printed out on lovely glossy paper. I plan to expand into making tins and magnets as well.
available HERE

Friday, February 27, 2009

today's featured seller-The Mint Wagner Gallery

I met this wonderful fellow jewelry artist through my supply shop on Etsy. She has always been the kindest person, with a true appreciation for the product and the story behind it. The beads that she incorporates into some of her lovely creations come directly from my stash of vintage brass beads that I inherited from my Grandmother, who worked for the Vogue jewelry company from the 1940s through the 60s. Shown on the pieces here are the textured gold brass rondelles and beads.

here is an excerpt from her profile on Etsy:
About Me and my Jewelry:
"My name is Melissa and I am a woman who loves opposites: Light/Dark, Organic/Industrial, Ancient/Modern - and the best thing about these opposites is when they come together in the middle, co-mingling and creating interest and support for one another. It is like magic and it is what I strive for when I design jewelry."
here are some of her other beautiful designs:

here is her SHOP
here is my supply shop
thanks Melissa! happy creating to all....

Monday, February 23, 2009


I've Been Spotted on IndieSpottingIt's been a little while since I've posted....I've been busy trying to figure out some advertising.... The Etsy forums are a great source and I've been pursuing some tips I've discovered on them. A good place is which costs $15 for a side bar ad, but there are alot of great places to get noticed for free... there's this really cool site called that has a whole Indie finds section, where you can submit a piece for them to display. Today I got the notice that "the magic garden" has been featured :) Where do you advertise? (here's the link)