Sunday, July 11, 2010

Brandy Amber Handmade Sterling Silver Ring

Rich, brandy color genuine Amber is the focal point of this stunning handmade statement ring designed by A Second Time and made in our studio located in Calgary, Alberta. Amber is the fossilized sap from prehistoric trees that has aged over the course of millions of years and this ring is a beautiful way to showcase and preserve an important piece of earth’s history and evolution. You can view more pictures of this piece or learn more about purchasing it or other handmade designs by clicking here.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Steampunk Rings by A Second Time

What better way to complete your Neo Victorian look than with a unique ring? This Steampunk and Neo Victorian inspired ring is now available for purchase from A Second Time. It is hand made using a repurposed vintage watch dial and gears and accented with CRYSTALLIZED™ - Swarovski Elements. The antiqued gold tone filigree is nickel and lead free making it comfortable to wear for most sensitive skin types, and, it’s adjustable to fit most finger sizes.

You can learn more about this piece and view additional photos of it by clicking here. Additional handmade Steampunk inspired rings can be viewed by clicking here.

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

S and O Productions Elite Eight Feature

I made a treasury on Etsy featuring just a small sampling of the amazing talent to be found on the Etsy Alberta Team and it's been featured today in a great blog feature by S and O Productions!

Hope you will stop by and check out the blog and the treasury:)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Laura and Pam - The Vintage Chicks

Laura and Pam, the Vintage Chicks, are organizing a Spring Fair! It's a collaboration of reloved, restyled one of a kind vintage treasures and lovely art for your home and garden. It will be happening at the Priddis Community Hall, 15 minutes west of Calgary, AB on Hwy 22x June 12 & 13 from 10am to 4pm. For those of you in the area, I hope you'll drop by to see them and take part in the unique shopping experience they've been working hard on for you to enjoy.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Mother Nature is confused!

In my last post, I remarked how the May Long weekend signals the beginning of summer here. This picture was taken just moments ago looking out my front door. Yes, it's SNOW! Heavy, wet, white snow! The moisture will be wonderful...but I think Mother Nature is confused on the dates!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Summer Days are here!

The past May long weekend signals the beginning of summer for most of us in Canada. This Steampunk inspired pendant, titled Each Day, will serve as a visual reminder that summer days are all too short here and inspire us to make the most of the hours we have to frolic in the sun.

The Each Day pendant is hand made using a vintage repurposed Swiss made watch movement and date wheel, gorgeous Neo Victorian antiqued silver tone filigree and accented with CRYSTALLIZED™ - Swarovski Elements.

This piece is available for purchase from A Second Time by clicking here. I hope you’ll stop in for a visit!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Restyled Cascade Necklace

Luxurious creamy white vintage faux pearl beads are given a new purpose in this hand made necklace. Each vintage bead is meticulously wired to a nickel and lead free antiqued silver tone cable link chain that measures approximately 18” (45cm) in length. The chain closes securely and easily with a lobster style clasp. A single bead drops romantically from the clasp. The nine beads that cascade in the front of the necklace are graduated in size; the largest measures approximately 15mm and the smallest measures approximately 8mm. No longer for just for ‘old’ ladies, this necklace is now restyled for a modern look that will take you from blue jeans to weddings! This piece is available for purchase by clicking here.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Steampunk Ring

This Steampunk Ring is hand assembled with vintage watch gears securely attached to a quality nickel free and lead free Neo Victorian filigree ring in antiqued silver and gold tone. The Steampunk Ring is easily adjustable to fit most finger sizes. Gorgeous CRYSTALLIZED™ - Swarovski Elements provide a classic glimmering accent. Each vintage piece has been gently cleaned, but not to the point of removing all the patina that has developed over time. The diameter of the top of the ring is approximately ¾” (1.8cm). This is a great conversation piece!
This piece and more are available for purchase by clicking here.

Saturday, May 8, 2010


I'm ready for spring to officially arrive here and I made this pendant as encouragement to Mother Nature to let the sun shine and the blossoms grow.

The organic and rustic Blossom is hand cut from reclaimed sterling silver sheet, shaped and formed into a blossom shape and a copper nugget is added to the center.

More details can be found in the shop, A Second Time.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

From Sleepy Hollow Road

I just learned that my friend Danielle has started a blog! Danielle has endless energy and enthusiasm that the rest of us envy while we sit back, scratch our heads in amazement and wonder how she does it all. Although she’s just getting her feet wet in the blog world, this is one that is sure to be interesting and one that I know will be a must read. I hope you’ll stop by her blog ….from sleepy hollow road for a visit.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Hand made from reclaimed sterling silver and copper, the Mounds series is now available in A Second Time's shop. Copper sheet is cut, hammered lightly, domed and then set in handmade reclaimed sterling silver bezel settings. The copper used in these pieces has not been waxed or laquered and will develop a gorgeous patina over time (like a penny). Alternately you can choose to clean the piece and keep it looking like it does today. This series is modern and sleek, easy to wear and sure to become some of your favorite pieces. More about the earrings, pendant and ring can be found by visiting the shop. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Lady in the Moon Steampunk Necklace

Doesn't she look content lounging in the moon? Dreaming about time travel...inspired by Steampunk and Neo Victorian eras.

The Lady in the Moon necklace is hand assembled using a vintage repurposed watch dial, vintage repurposed watch gears and wheels and accented with clear CRYSTALLIZED™ - Swarovski Elements. An antiqued gold tone lady in the moon charm adds grace and mystery to this piece. This Steampunk Neo Victorian style necklace measures approximately 1 1/4" x 1" (3.2cm x 2.5cm). Included with this pendant is a black leather neck cord that measures approximately 18” (46cm) in length and adjusts to approximately 20” (51cm). Each vintage watch gear and the vintage dial has been gently cleaned, but not to the point of removing all the patina that has developed over time.

More details can be found by clicking here.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Lady Victoria Cameo Brooches

The Steampunk and Neo Victorian Brooch section in my shop has been rather neglected recently, but I fixed that today and added these two new pieces for you.Lady Victoria cameo brooch in an oval antiqued gold tone setting with a Gothic style cross charmingly dropping from the bottom. You can see more about this piece by clicking here.
Lady Victoria is also available in an antiqued silver tone setting. This piece can be viewed by clicking here. I hope you'll enjoy these pieces as much as I enjoy making them!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Water Lily Pendant

I just made and listed this Water Lily pendant in the shop. The pendant is made from reclaimed sterling silver and a vintage cast water lily. The water lily was once part of a pair of earrings, its mate is missing. The piece was too beautiful to toss in the scrap bin so I rescued it and gave it new life as this pendant. It is securely soldered to the handmade disc and will now be able to be enjoyed for many more years. You can read more about it by clicking here.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Salvaged and Repurposed into Something Wonderful to Wear

Unisex copper alloy adjustable bracelet, handmade by asecondtime on Etsy from salvaged parts from a 1906 pump organ. Repurposed into something useful and wonderful to wear, these former pump organ parts are rigid and can be gently squeezed on your wrist for a more custom fit. You can view more about this piece by clicking here.