Spring Cleaning Time!

Time to clean out those drawers and do something with those beads you aren’t using. My cousin handed me this box of stuff she was never going to use. Shown here are 2 necklaces that I made from what was in the box. They can be worn separately or together as shown. I added some #sterlingsilver findings to dress it up and now this box of beads is something she can proudly wear. Do you have a box like this? Let me turn it into something beautiful for you to wear. #recycle #rescue #reuse #renew Email amelai1@me.com for more information.
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Mosaic Turquoise

Mosaic Turquoise


On the left is a string of #mosaic #turquoise my husband and I picked up on our recent vacation. On the right is my wearable #keepsake that I created to commemorate our vacation. I mixed in #hematite, carved beads and faceted #magnesite. The #necklace measures 24″ and has a #sterlingsilver toggle. The #bracelet is 3 strands on a sterlingsilver chain with a lobster clasp. The #earrings are a simple magnesite drop.
I love doing this kind of #jewelryrescue, do you have any items that remind you of a special trip or event? If you aren’t wearing them, let’s get together and #design a wearable keepsake of your own. Email amelai1@me.com for more details.

Garden Club Gifts

A dear friend of mine is in her last term as president of a local garden club.  She wanted to give members a thoughtful (affordable) parting gift. She thought going with necklaces reflecting their birthstones would be lovely. Here are the results.  This was a tremendous honor.

Garden Club Gifts

Left to right, Pearls and Alexandrite for June, for December Turquoise which we floated with silver accents, Garnet toned beads for January, and for September we used a Sapphire colored stone.

Garden Club Gifts 2

Left to right:  Here is another December necklace this time with Turquoise and Tiger Eye, for Diamonds we used a shiny AB Chrystal, Aventurine for the Taurus and one of 3 Aquamarine for the March birthdays.

Garden Club Gifts 3

Left to right, More Aquamarine with silver and purple accents, another Crystal Necklace with silver accents for the Diamond birthday, and our last Aquamarine with Labradorite and Iolite accents.


Carnelian Coral Rescue


carnelian coral before      carnelian  carnelian coral after

This is my favorite rescue.  This was brought to me as two necklaces, one woven coral necklace and a carnelian charm on a macramé necklace.  Separately, these necklaces sat in a jewelry box unworn, they were a bit unrefined but full of sentimental value to the owner, the coral necklace was a gift from her aunt, and the carnelian was a gift from her mother.  She thought these would work well together, but was unsure what could be done.  We took the coral necklace and replaced the clasp with brass caps, an new clasp and a chain that offers the wearer versatility in length.  The carnelian flower was added to a large, carved brass bale that slips nicely over the coral necklace, leaving the wearer the option to wear the necklace with or without the charm or to wear the charm on another necklace.  The end result is a refined piece that no longer sits in a jewelry box unworn, it is now a piece she wears with pride.

The reason this is my favorite rescue is; the owner is my cousin, and the two amazing ladies that gave her these necklaces were my aunts, they have both passed and I miss them.  It was the greatest joy to honor them both with this project.

Recycle, reuse, renew & rescue!