I love recycling and repurposing!

I love recycling and repurposing!
I needed something else to house all of the Wii games and accessories. I think it is better don't you???

Really ugly coasters before...

Really ugly coasters before...
I needed some new coasters...

Lovely Coasters After...

Lovely Coasters After...
Not bad for $2.99!

Candy Toppers

Candy Toppers
I made these little treat bags for the boys party. I topped off the bags with adorable gift tags from Shabby Princess...So cute!

Valentine's Day Bingo Cards

Valentine's Day Bingo Cards
I made these bingo cards for my boys Valentine's Day party at school. I had them laminated at Office Depot so we could use them again next year. We used candy as markers. The kids loved it! I used the free template generously shared from Crafting Chicks. Here's the link to the free download. http://www.4shared.com/file/37440398/a99cd2ec/Bingo_Card_Template.html

I created these cards on photoshop, and used various papers and elements from www.shabbyprincess.com

Cupcake Pops...Yummy...and just so darn cute!

Cupcake Pops...Yummy...and just so darn cute!
As soon as I saw these, I knew I had to make them! If you haven't found the Bakerella site, you have to check it out! (www.bakerella.com) I used a marble cake mix, with vanilla icing. I dipped them with Wilton's Candy Melts in white and pink and topped them off with pretty sprinkles. I used the same bags from the chocolate shop and a pretty ribbon to finish them off. Yummmm....they were good.

Valentine Banner

Valentine Banner
O.k. I know there are tons of these out there. I also know I had this done waaaay too early, but what can I say, I had the crafting bug, and craving some pretty things. I printed out the monograms that are available on the Martha Stewart website on some paper I had tea stained. I cut out the background papers and foam circles with my making memories circle cutter-punched some holes, laced it together with ribbons, added some more ribbons and VOILA! a pretty banner. :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A pumpkin patch day with the boys...

I spent the morning with Aiden and Alexander and their kindergarten class at the Hazelmere pumpkin patch. What a great day. I didn't get into any jewellery tonight...working on this blog. I hope it finds you all well.

It was a funny thing today at the pumpkin patch. I have a habit of calling my children pumpkin so I had a little chuckle to myself when I caught myself calling out 'come here pumpkin...' Got a little giggle out of that one.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

You asked for it you got it!

Well here I am delving into the virtual world of blogging. Thanks to my lovely sister in law, I have found a new way to provide information about my life and my passion....Creating! I have had many requests to see a display of my pieces that are available to purchase. I will post pictures of the pieces that are available now, some that I have made in the past, and some pieces that are made to order. If there is something specific you are looking for, or something very individual (ie. one earring hole is lower than the other and some custom alterations need to be done) tell me what you need, and I would be more than happy to help you achieve your vision.
Here is a little information about me :) I live in Beautiful British Columbia with my husband of 15 years, and my 3 active boys-twins (5) and my youngest son (4). I am a newbie to this beautiful province and am constantly in awe of the wonders it offers. I work part time in the evenings and weekends as a Registered Dental Hygienist (with some great people who by the way also love jewellery;), I am a full time mom, and part time jewellery designer and fabricator. I also love crafting and surfing other blogs.   In my spare time (hah!) I try to keep up with the housework but I must confess if anything falls behind-this is it! My husband is trying to be patient with me but unfortunately doesn't share my obsession with all things sparkley and shiney and beautiful.


The things that I treasure the most in life are my family, our friends and creating. You see, if I am not able to create, I go a little crazy, then end up in a frenzy into all hours of the night like a chorus of Santa's Elves getting ready for Christmas. But alas, reality is I am only one person and there are only 24 hours in the day.

I hope that you will find some little gems to appreciate, perhaps purchase and if you don't see what you are looking for please ask me. I am more than happy to do custom pieces.

I feel the beauty and value of having something handmade is that you have a little piece of the artist in every item you own. Take some time for yourself and feed that inner Diva that lives inside each and every one of us.:)
Sincerely,
Dianne

A preview of some pieces available at the upcoming Jewellery party...

Hope you enjoy the preview :)

A gorgeous long silver chain necklace-a surprise around every link!

A gorgeous long silver chain necklace-a surprise around every link!
Try Wearing it Wrapped Twice!

Or long and carefree...

Or long and carefree...
Glorious Long Chain Necklace Featuring Purple Goldstone, Swarovski Crystals and Smooth Amethyst Nuggets

Purple Goldstone Earrings

Purple Goldstone Earrings
Much prettier in person...They sometimes look blue, sometimes purple...

A bolder version of the purple goldstone gems

A bolder version of the purple goldstone gems
Purple Goldstone and Stardust Rounds

Purple Haze Wire Wrap Bracelet

Purple Haze Wire Wrap Bracelet
Truely a thing of beauty!

Purple Haze Wire Wrapped Bracelet

Purple Haze Wire Wrapped Bracelet
A Charming Way to Finish off A Bracelet-A Faceted Amethyst Briolette-Yum!

These look great paired with the purple wire wrapped bracelet.

These look great paired with the purple wire wrapped bracelet.
Purple Birds on a Wire...

Faceted Rose Quartz Chunky Necklace

Faceted Rose Quartz Chunky Necklace
Swarovski Aurora Borialis Toggle Clasp

Graduated Chunky Faceted Rose Quartz Necklace with Multicoloured (Neutral) Swarovski Spacer Beads

Graduated Chunky Faceted Rose Quartz Necklace with Multicoloured (Neutral) Swarovski Spacer Beads
Substantial and classic.

These make a lovely match to the chunky rose quartz necklace

These make a lovely match to the chunky rose quartz necklace
Chunky Rose Quartz Leverback Earrings with Sterling Silver Findings

Graduated Faceted Black Onyx Necklace-So lovely and a classic piece

Graduated Faceted Black Onyx Necklace-So lovely and a classic piece
A view from the front

A view of the faceted black onxy necklace from the back...

A view of the faceted black onxy necklace from the back...
Swarovski S Closure-Notice the details with the wire protecters...

This piece is elegant and fun...The difference is in the details

This piece is elegant and fun...The difference is in the details
20" Cha Cha Charming Sterling Silver Necklace with a Pendant of Sterling Silver and Bugle Bead Rings

Lots of love and work went into this one but it was worth it!

Lots of love and work went into this one but it was worth it!
Cha Cha Charming Bracelet -Sterling Silver and Bugle Beads

From the Cha Cha Charming 20" Sterling Silver Necklace Set

From the Cha Cha Charming 20" Sterling Silver Necklace Set
Gorgeous Matching Sterling Silber S Hook Closure for the Cha Cha Necklace

Cha Cha Charming Earrings

Cha Cha Charming Bracelet with Sterling Silver and Pearl Toggle

Cha Cha Charming Bracelt-Sterling Silver with Bugle Beads, Sterling Silver Toggle with Pearl Inlay

Sterling Silver Spiral Bracelet-No need for a clasp-so comfortable!

From the Diva'z on a Dime Line...

From the Diva'z on a Dime Line...
Namaste Charm Bracelet from the 'Diva on a Dime' Line

These match the Namaste Charm Bracelet

These match the Namaste Charm Bracelet
Part of the Diva'z on a Dime Line-Coin Pearl Earrings

Optional Gift Box

Handmade Bali Toggle Clasp

Handmade Bali Toggle Clasp

A gift for a lucky gal-This design works well for a man with a different clasp...

A gift for a lucky gal-This design works well for a man with a different clasp...
Gorgeous Chunky Byzatine Bracelt with Heavy Handmade Bali Toggle Clasp with Diamond Coloured Crystals.

Gun metal is one of this seasons hottest trends

Gun metal is one of this seasons hottest trends
Blue and Green Twisted Choker with Gun Metal Toggle and Chain

A great match to the set-these are fairly big and awesome!

A great match to the set-these are fairly big and awesome!
Gun Metal Earrings...Love 'em!

These are my fav earrings...try different charms for a different look

These are my fav earrings...try different charms for a different look
Charming Spiral Earrings

For the more casual Diva'z

For the more casual Diva'z
Flower Fun

Love this one too...

Love this one too...
Gun Metal Necklace

A ring from the Diva'z on a Dime line.

A ring from the Diva'z on a Dime line.
A little 'bling thang' ring

See what tumble polishing will do for your tarnished sterling silver jewellery.

See what tumble polishing will do for your tarnished sterling silver jewellery.
Sterling Silver Byzatine Earring Before Tumble Polish

See the difference?

See the difference?
Sterling Silver Byzatine Earring After Tumble Polishing

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