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!