Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ice Cream

Nothing like a trip to the Blue Bell Ice Cream Factory!

At the end of the tour - free ice cream! Ronnie and Ben got chocolate chip cookie dough. Lila got mint chocolate chip, and I got pistachio almond.


Tuesday, December 28, 2010


If there is anything my children like, it's projects. Whether it's art, legos, crocheting, we stock up for vacation time. Here is a crystal garden they grew yesterday.

Granny bought this supercool robot building project for Ben (and Edwin).

I wonder what projects will be in store tomorrow!

Monday, December 27, 2010


Over 2 weeks later, all I've got to say is, "birds."

They are Texas birds.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Happy Hanukah to me!

For YEARS, like, since 6th grade, I've always wanted a dress form. I used to sew my clothes, so thought it would be helpful. Then I just thought they were cool. I tried to register for one when we got married, and Edwin said no way, so I had to settle for a collection of mini mannequins, dress forms, and jewelry holders.

FINALLY, Edwin succumbed, and got me this AWESOME vintage style dress form for Hanukah.
(it didn't hurt that I sent him the link)

I'm going to have fun with this!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Universal Language

I love you! In sign language - even the kids knew this one. Well, they knew it was either, "I love you," or "Hook 'em horns!"

What a great time of year to remind your friends and family how much you love them. Find it in my etsy shop.

Monday, December 6, 2010

'Tis the season

Personalized pewter christmas ornaments.

Choose an angel or heart in my etsy shop!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Hanukah Harry Has Hit

Every year about 1 day before Hanukah, I remember I am supposed to purchase and wrap about 30 presents. That's a job - 3 kids and eight nights, and I guess a couple for Edwin. . . and especially since these children seriously don't need any more junk. Anyway, here is what I came up with so far.

I don't quite have it done. The count from today's expo was just 3 little things for Edwin, and about 5 for each kid. Don't mind the boxes of exploding gun powder - I had to let Edwin pick something out for them.

Now, how in the WORLD does one wrap a beanbag??

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Another fine (silver) lady

Doesn't this one look a bit more innocent, unassuming. . .

Look for her in my etsy shop!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Hand stamped initial charms


Aren't they cute?

Personalized your own in my etsy shop.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Ladies in waiting

A few new misses from pmc. This one is larger, about 1" in length.

And smaller at about 1/2" in length.

Find them in my etsy shop!

Monday, November 15, 2010


How can you resist a guy covered in children?

Friday, November 12, 2010

Victorian Era

This new pendant reminds me of a victorian era decanter label!

Here is a slightly different version.

And here is my Victorian Era cupid.

The little lady

And the handsome heartbreaker!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

A special rock

Ronnie's thoughtfulness never ceases to impress me! Yesterday I was trying to photograph this new bracelet, and Ronnie ran to her backpack. She came back with this great rock she found. She said she knew it would be perfect for taking pictures of my jewelry, and she was right! How sweet is that.

Find the bracelet in my etsy shop.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


The boys on Halloween

The prettiest Purple Flower Fairy

Ronnie was too busy trick-or-treating with friends to be in pictures, but look at her booty!

You can guess which mom took that Ghiradelli off her hands (and the heath bar and peanut m&ms).

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Liz Lemon

We are all happy 30 Rock is back on (especially Edwin)! Thanks to Lovely at your Side for featuring my Liz Lemon necklace!

liz lemon

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Splash of color

Sterling with peridot quartz stone

Gold vermeil with amethyst quartz stone

Or emerald, ruby or clear stones!

Design your own for yourself or for gifts in my etsy shop!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fairytale Letters

More playing with pmc. A little irregular, rough around the edges, chipped right off of a rococo museum wall.
pmc fairytale letters

And while I was at it, I made another Under Her Charm chandelier pendant.

Find them for a limited time in my etsy shop.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Grandma's attic

You know when you go through your grandmother's jewelry chest, and find all those sentimental charms that don't really go together, but kind of do?

Design your own in my etsy shop!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins


bens 5th 05

bens 5th 27

We get crafty around Halloween time!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Scenes from Treasure Island

Yesterday we went to the Treasure Island Music Festival (sans children). My favorites were She & Him, Broken Social Scene, The National and Belle and Sebastian. Here are some pictures in hipstamatic.

She & Him ("She" is Zooey Deschanel, not sure who "Him" is)

Ferris wheels are made for hipstamatic

Chandeliers, too

A little steampunk

Saturday, October 16, 2010

New at Under Her Charm

Too cute! Get one for everybody on your holiday list!

Find it in my etsy shop!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Bejeweled chains

These delicate gemstone chains are lovely!



Personalize your own in my etsy shop!

Saturday, October 9, 2010


We love Fairyland in Oakland, and today we got to go with Granny and Grandpa Arnie. While the kids were busy exploring, using magic keys, and watching puppet shows, I was playing with my iPhone Hipstamatic app.

Yes, the Alice in Wonderland exhibit is my favorite!