Wonderful Handmade Hearts Day gifts for her


I hardly ever have time to really write on this here blog, but felt the need to share some cool finds just in time for Valentine’s Day. Handmade gifts are a welcome change from an emergency trip to the mall on your lunch hour ( hear this guys!) and you will be giving a gift that will really speak from the heart!

Jewelry is always a popular option and you can’t go wrong with this fantastic heart necklace from BluKatDesign on Etsy. I love the texture and color of this one!


Maybe she loves to be pampered; a fun gift would be some hand made soap from the talented SunbasilGarden; they look good enough to eat!

soap set

Scarves are always a hit and one size fits all. ForgottenCotton is my fave place for handmade, quality scarves. I am loving this pink!


Keep mom in mind this Valentine’s Day too! She would love a ring or rings with the kiddos names and her anniversary date on them. You can find these in my shop, beadsoul,on Etsy.

kids rings

If I have  a moment, I hope to share more handmade gifts for Valentine’s Day here soon!


Breathe- A reminder, a pendant


Breathe a reminder, a pendant

A little something I conjured up in between filling custom orders, going on 3 retreats and charging through a full, crazy and demanding but fulfilling life!


Fun Etsy Finds for Mom


Maybe you are like me and have no clue what to give Mom for Mother’s Day; I thought I would show you some fun finds for all types of Moms. I trolled through some of my favorite Etsy shops and wanted to show you what I found.

For the trendy Mom: What Mom wouldn’t love some new earrings for Mother’s Day? I know that a pair like these from BluKatDesign would be a welcome addition to the jewelry wardrobe of a fashionable Mom who loves to stay on-trend. Emerald Green is Pantone’s color of the year after all!

Gift for the Trendy Mom

Fun earrings from BluKatDesign on Etsy












Wood Hanger from the Wooden Bee

Upcycled wood hanger from reclaimed wood by The Wooden Bee on Etsy

I do say that the Eco-Mom, the Mom who is always upcycling, recycling and looking for new ways to use things would love this reclaimed wood hanger from TheWoodenBee what a fun way to deck out your room and be earth conscious! 




Do you have a crafty Mom who knits or crochets? I bet she would love this fabulous, handspun yarn from Stockannette. Annette makes lovely yarns in many wonderful colors. I happen to love this orange and blue skein titled “Delicate Arch. Fabulous!

Gorgeous handspun yarn from Stockannette

A great yarn for the crafty Mom from Stockannette











Maybe you have a Mom who just loves being a Mom; she loves to show off her delightful offspring whenever she can. Perhaps a  piece of jewelry like a custom pendant hand stamped with all the kiddos names would do the trick!


Personalized sterling silver pendant

A personal gift for Mom; a pendant hand stamped with all the names of the kids or grand kids.











I hope you found some fun ways you can spoil your sweet Mom this Mother’s Day!

A little bit for a little bit…


A little bit for a little bit...

This little pendant necklace was created for a little girl’s 7th birthday. Her sweet BFF commissioned it with a little help from her mom 🙂

I love doing custom pieces like this. It is especially fun when I am allowed free reign, like this particular repeat customer give me 🙂

Fun colors for Spring 2013


I know that the Pantone Spring 2013 colors have been out for a while now, but the talk is still buzzing over the color of the year, Emerald. I have noticed it in many places, even my trip to Target tonight provided me with a pop of emerald! Image

One of my fave Etsy shops, BluKatDesign, has hit the emerald green just right with these earrings. Image 

I had to try my hand at emerald green too and came up with this bracelet using green aventurine and some hand-forged chain and findings. I think I need to make some earrings to match! Image

What do you think of the colors Pantone is trending for Spring? I think they are fun and bright and hope to produce more pieces with these colors.