Friday, July 31, 2009


These days, many of us need to be reminded to keep hope. Here's a ring you can wear, easily visable as a reminder to you...HOPE. More details on this piece can be found by clicking here.

The Hope ring is available in most finger sizes and can also be made with other words hand stamped on it.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

An Apple A Day...

An apple a about one to wear everyday? This steampunk inspired vintage watch dial pendant features apple green Swarovski crystals and a coordinating organza ribbon neck cord. All of the watch parts I use are repurposed, saved from the growing landfills. You can see more about this piece by clicking here.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Super Wide Recycled Silver Ring

Super wide recycled silver ring with a hammered finish gives this a natural, organic feel and look. This ring can be made to order in most finger sizes. And another thing about this's unisex! It is also available with a dark patina finish and other widths...just send me a message with the details you'd like and I'll get you a price. You can see more pictures of this piece by clicking here.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Blue Bird

Steampunk inspired, repurposed vintage watch bezel accented with a genuine lapis lazuli bead in vivid blue. This pendant hangs from a cable link chain connected to a delicate bird charm. You can see more pictures of this piece by clicking here.

Monday, July 27, 2009

New Section in A Second Time's Etsy Shop

First, oh my! I knew it had been a while since I posted...but I had no idea that it had been this long!
On to the news...a new section had been added to the shop...hand forged silver jewellery! Here you will see our offerings of rings, earrings, pendants and bracelets...all made by hand with recycled silver. Some of the pieces can be done in additional quanties at your request...maybe you have a wedding coming up and need matching gifts for your attendants...or maybe you'd like you and your best friend to have matching items...we can do it! Of course, with handmade items, you should expect that there will be slight differences from piece to piece...not like mass produced items where everything is cookie cutter perfect.
Above is a picture of one of the new silver rings...all hand made with a free form silver nugget balanced on the band. Truely one of a kind as no two nuggets will ever be the same! This one is somewhat heart shaped. You can read more about it by clicking here.
Hope you enjoy the new pieces as much as we enjoy making them!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


A new addition to my Etsy Shop is Wrapture. Wrapture is hand assembled with a vintage 15 jewel Swiss made watch movement wrapped in antiqued silver toned filigree and accented with a Swarovski crystal to compliment the original ruby red watch jewels. The pendant hangs from a cable link chain measuring approximately 20" in length. Antiqued silver toned stations are added to the chain. Another feature of Wrapture is that it is reversable...that's can wear this as a gorgeous Neo Victorian look filigree drop or as an edgier Steampunk look.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Timothy Adam Designs

Timothy Adam Designs

My Cruiser has been featured by Timothy Adam on his Etsy Weekly Top 10!

It's easy for you to be considered, too, and get some extra traffic for your shop! Here's how you do it:

1. Go to Timothy Adam's blog and post a comment on last weeks (posted every Sunday) Top 10 list stating which product from the week before was your favourite.
2. Go to the weekly thread and post a link to your shop.

That's're done!

Hope you like my Cruiser :)

Friday, June 5, 2009

Etsy Front Page Feature!

A BIG THANK YOU to Jill from PuzzleBoBuzzles for curating an awesome treasury that included my Steam Peddler necklace with the rest of the talent that was picked by Etsy staff and featured on the Front Page! Please stop by Jill's shop and have a look around at her super cool puzzles - even color your own choices!

Friday, May 29, 2009

It's Official!

That's right, it's official, Spring has sprung! This is a picture of a blossom on my crab apple tree. It's loaded with not only blossoms, but, bees! Dozens of them, busy working! The tree hums from their activity. Interesting to watch them go about their business. Such focus!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Simply Steam Necklace

A classic look in Steampunk Jewellery, this Simply Steam Necklace blends a vintage watch gear, Swarovski crystal and genuine black onyx. Also included is a silver tone chain so this piece is ready to wear as soon as it arrives in your mailbox. Learn more about it by clicking here. Visit my Etsy store for more great pieces!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Front Page Gift Guide Feature

My Gorgeous Green Steam pendant made it to the gift guides!
You can see the rest of the guide by clicking here.

Ammolite and Walnut Pendant

I'm very excited to present an Ammolite pendant! Considered one of the most rare gemstones in the world, Ammolite is only found in gemstone quality in southern Alberta...not far from my home. It was originally found by the Blackfoot Indians who still regard it as a stone to ward off evil. You can view more pictures of this unique handcrafted piece and read more about by clicking here. I hope you'll find this as interesting as I do!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Picture from Bowness Spring Fair

Thought I would give you all a glimpse of our tables at the Bowness Spring Fair a few weeks back. We have a lot of product to time we'll need a little more space than we had here.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Departure from the Norm

This is a new piece I've just created and quite a departure from what you normally see from me. It's cedar and chrysocolla accented with Swarovski crystals. Click here to see more about 'Tranquil Forest'.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Bowness Spring Fair

I'll be at the Bowness Spring Fair in the Bowness Community Centre from 9am to 4pm today. If you are nearby, stop in to say 'hi'! A Second Time's etsy store will be on vacation till approximately 9pm MST May 2 2009 while I'm at the fair. See you all soon!

Saturday, April 25, 2009


It should be spring here...but it isn't, yet. I'm hopeful for a season change, but in the meantime I'll just have to enjoy the butterfly on this vintage watch movement neckace. It's made from a brass color vintage watch movement with a silver toned butterfly poised on the top. Steamy Springtime!

Message in a Bottle

Another new piece for me...a message in a bottle. Well, it's blank on the inside for you to write your own message, secrets, proposals, whatever! Why can I not get the Police song outta my head?!?

Friday, April 24, 2009

New Addition!

Here's one of my newest additions to my Etsy store! Earrings made from vintage watch gears and wheels and accented with Swarovski crystals. See more of it here:

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

April Showers...???

Right! How about April snow! Earth Day is here....and so is more snow:(
You just have to love spring in Alberta...sunny and warm one day, a foot of new snow the next. I wish it would just rain - at least that doesn't need to be shoveled! It's hard to believe I was out in the yard and garden cleaning it up, getting ready for summer just yesterday. Oh least this new dump of white stuff should disappear quickly. Come on Summer! I'm ready and waiting for your arrival!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Watch & Clock Collectors Show

I'll be at the Calgary Watch & Clock Collectors Show & Sale April 18 2009 from 9am to 4pm...if you're nearby stop in and say 'hi'!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I Heart Handmade Eco Show

Drop by my exhibitor page and say "hello". Each comment, with any of the exhibitors, enters you for PRIZES! The Eco Show runs April 15 -29 2009. Lots and lots of very cool eco-friendly exhibitors! Here's the link where you can find all the exhibitors and contest rules:

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Cosa Verde

I found a new place to showcase my creations that gives back by planting trees for every seller that registers and donates to help worthy causes. It's called Cosa Verde and they only showcase items they approve that fall into their eco-friendly guidelines. Because I use repurposed vintage watches and parts from them, I can have a sellers showcase with them. They have a really awesome concept and one I'm sure that is a passion for many of us. Another really cool idea they have is referals...the more referals you bring to them, the more credit you as a seller receive which becomes part of a credit that is applied to your account fees. So....if you're interested in applying with them for a sellers showcase please mention me :)

You can follow this link if you're interested in joining them...and giving me a referal!

If you just want to check out my showcase store with them follow this link:

I think the eco-friendly concept that Cosa Verde is promoting is certainly very worthwhile and definately the way we all have to start living.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Blog Feature

I'm very honored to have been selected to be featured in a blog featuring Canadian Artists. The Chopper above is the item that was featured in

Well worth your time to visit and bookmark it. She's doing an outstanding job!

Of course any one that's interested in the Chopper can find it in my Etsy store or contact me...we also will do custom orders for you and will match your bike as best as possible.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I guess there is no time like the present to get this blog up and running...I've been stalling for quite a while. This is all new for me, so you'll have to be patient while I learn my way around this blogging thing!

I saw the first robin of the year early this morning, actually I heard it before I saw it. Hopefully that is a good sign that spring is on its way.

I've listed some new items today which you can find by following the link to my Etsy store. I added some new items with encouragement for spring to get here!