Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Make the Season Bright!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!!
Wishing you all the joy of the season.  
The Eleanor necklace.  Gorgeous vintage brooch with hand-knotted Swarovski pearls

Monday, December 22, 2014

Italian Fashion

So excited to see the "Italian Fashion" exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts! 
The Coco necklace will be perfect to wear there, and to get lots of compliments!
The Coco necklace in silver glass pearl

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Amethyst Allison necklace.
So full of light!
Amethyst and shell pearl necklace with vintage brooch.
It will surely bring joy and a smile to her face when she opens it up!!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Enjoying the Season

It is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle this time of year.
My hope is that you find time to cherish yourself and your family, and to feel the joy and promise of the season.  Merry Christmas!
Two of my favorite necklaces!  Vintage earring choker, and cross necklace in aquamarine.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tis the Season....

To go green!!
Emerald that is.  This emerald and mint green tassel necklace will get you in the holiday spirit.  You can dress it up or even wear it with jeans.
Vintage emerald and mint green  brooch with hand-knotted pearl and Swarovski crystal tassel, and cultured pearl wire-looped necklace.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A Keepsake

While in Madrid, Spain, I found this gorgeous green pin.
Finally, I found the time to design it into a Donna necklace.
Do you have a family heirloom waiting to be "reborn'?
Call or email me and we will find out!
Quartz, shell pearl, AB vesuvianite, and jade.

I will be at Interlachen Country Club on Friday, December 5 from 10:30 - 2 pm for their Holiday Boutique!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


A big "thank you" to all of you that stopped by at the Holiday Boutique at North Oaks last weekend.
Together we can make a difference and give to Children's Hospital.
As we celebrate being together with family and friends this Thanksgiving, I am so thankful and feel so blessed.
This is one necklace that many admired, the Laura necklace.
Laura necklace with vintage bow and paisley, AB vesuvianite, crystal , and pearl. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014


New: the  Grace necklace
Three strands of  white and silver pearls with vintage crystal.  Have some fun!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

At the North Oaks Children's Hospital Home Tour and Boutique

Looking for a good time and a way to give back?
I will be at the boutique at North Oaks Country Club Friday and Saturday, November 21 and 22, from 9 - 4 pm  on Friday, and 9 - 3 pm on Saturday.  I'd love to see you!  This necklace will be there; it's very soft in silver pearl with art deco vintage brooch.
Elizabeth necklace in Swarovski crystal and glass pearl, with art deco brooch.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Show Today and Tomorrow

Heartdance & Friends
Holiday Boutique
1327 Sylvandale Raod, Mendota Heights, MN
Friday, November 14,  10 am - 8 pm
Saturday, November 15, 10 am - 5 pm

Stop by to see all the new pieces!!
Donna necklace with vintage brooch, turquoise, muscovite, and pearl.  I just finished it!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A New Name

The Ella M necklace is getting a new name!
My most popular necklace is now called the Ella MK, after my dear friend, Mary Kay.
How fitting!!
A classic mix of pearls and crystal with chain.  It looks great with everything!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Holiday Boutique

I will be at 1370 Sylvandale Road, Mendota Heights
Friday, November 14,  10 am - 8 pm
Saturday, November 15,  10 am - 5 pm

Along with many other artists; stop by for a relaxed shopping experience.
Red jade Elizabeth necklace with vintage brooch.
For all of you that love red!

Monday, November 10, 2014

At Maiden Minnesota

With Mary Kay
Friday, November 7
I had the pleasure of being one of the "maidens" at the Maiden Minnesota Event last Friday evening.  Along with supporting charity partner Project Success and seeing old and new clients, the next best thing was having Erin and Mary Kay helping me.  Many thanks to everyone.
Erin (right) and Susan.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Harper Necklace

Love Art Deco?
This necklace features a stunning art deco necklace among lots of lustrous pearls.
Five strands of pearls, shell pearl, and rhinestones.
Be sure to check it out Friday at the Maiden Minnesota Event!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

At Maiden Minnesota

The Erin necklace
I'll have this necklace on Friday, November 7th, at the Loews Minneapolis Hotel.
It is named after my daughter, Erin.  She will be there, too, helping me out.
Swarovski pearls with classic vintage brooch.  Can be worn as 2 or 3 strands; shorter or longer!  

Monday, November 3, 2014

A Close Up

The Arielle necklace
In case you saw the Arielle necklace on Fox 9 or Kare 11 and want a closer look, here it is.
I will have at the Maiden Minnesota Event this Friday night, November 7, at the Lowes Minneapolis Hotel.
Seven strands of pearls and crystals with vintage rhinestone necklace and earrings.

Friday, October 31, 2014


Vintage Isabella Necklace
With hand-knotted tassel, great for the holidays and every day!
Vintage pin with shell pearl, Swarovski crystal, and  cultured pearl.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fall...........for the Donna Necklace

Blue Austrian crystal
and vintage as well!!
I found this brooch on a trip to Red Wing and had to design this necklace right away.
Donna necklace with vintage brooch, aquamarine, quartz, AB florite,and pearl.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Larkin Hoffman Women's Networking Event

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Muse Event Center
107 3rd Avenue North
5:30 - 8 pm.
I will be one of ten artists sharing their art.  The event benefits "Breaking Free".
This nonprofit serves women and girls involved in systems of abuse and trafficking.
The Katherine necklace will be there.
Katherine necklace with vintage elements.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


There are times that a design flows.
This Allison necklace came together almost on its own.  The vintage blue pin is from Cumberland WI.  I added crazy lace agate, Colorado agate, lapis, pearl, and quartz.  

Friday, October 17, 2014

Turquoise; of Heaven and Earth

Working with turquoise is always a joy for me.
This Ella necklace came together on its own.  It features turquoise and quartz.
Ella featuring turquoise, quartz, crystal, enamel, and chain.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Classic

The Audrey necklace with rhinestone vintage pin.
Swarovski pearls hand-knotted on silk, with Swarovski crystal and vintage pin from  St Paul.
Surely a classic to add to your wardrobe!!

Friday, October 10, 2014

A Favorite

One of my favorite necklaces is the Arielle.
This one features a rhinestone necklace from West St Paul and is done in whispery shades of gray and white pearl.
The Arielle necklace. Vintage rhinestone necklace, pearls, and crystal.

Shows and Dates

Upcoming Shows
I will be attending the following shows.  I hope to see you!

October 29, 2014 -  LHDL Connecting Women Through Art   
Muse Event Center,  107 3rd Ave N. Minneapolis, MN  
5:30 - 8 pm

November 7, 2014 -  Maiden Minnesota
Loews Minneapolis Hotel, 601 1st Ave N. Minneapolis, MN
2pm - 9 pm

November 14 and 15, 2014 -  Holiday Boutique  
1327 Sylvandale Road, Mendota Heights, MN
Nov. 14   10 am - 8 pm
Nov. 15   10 am - 5 pm

November 21 and 22, 2014 -  North Oaks Holiday Home Tour and Boutique
North Oaks Country Club, 54 East Oaks Road, North Oaks, MN
Nov. 21  9am - 4 pm
Nov. 22 9am - 3 pm

December 5, 2014 - Interlachen Country Club Holiday Boutique
6200 Interlachen Blvd. 
Edina, MN
10 am - 2pm

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Audrey Necklace and A Good Cause

The Audrey necklace has always been a classic.
This time it has a twist; I've added faceted black onyx to add some excitement.
This necklace is being donated to Project Success and the Maiden Minnesota event on November 7th at the Loews Minneapolis Hotel.
I will be a part of the event this year.  Be sure to stop by my table and check out all my new designs.  They are all made here in Minnesota.  Hours are 2pm - 9pm.
Vintage jet pin with tree strands of Swarovski pearls and black onyx hand- knotted on silk

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Katie Necklace

Surely a classic, and more than meets the eye.
Five strands with mabe freshwater pearls and quartz.  A necklace that goes with everything!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


A style as vivid as my beloved Vivienne.
A tribute.
Four strands of pearls and quartz with vintage brooch.

Friday, September 26, 2014


I can't wait for the weekend!!
Antique shopping and catching up with friends is on my list.
Lily necklace in turquoise and quartz with vintage pin.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Dress Up

Do you feel like dressing up that outfit?
Donna necklace with vintage pin, pearls, crystals, and quartz. Vintage pin from Cumberland,WI.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Green; a Fashion Color

How about a shorter green necklace?
The Allison necklace with African turquoise and moss agate.
Vintage pin with pearl and quartz, too.  Surely your new favorite!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Falling for Autumn

I'm looking forward to fall and jewel tones.
The Laura necklace in deep metalic greens.
Vintage pin with a mix of pearls and crystals.  Amazing with a LBD, or jeans and a tee.

Thursday, September 11, 2014


  My inspiration for this necklace is my daughter, Erin.
The Erin D. necklace; twisted pearls and vintage rhinestone.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Another Fleur-de-lis necklace

How about a shorter style?
The Allison necklace with fleur-de-lis, amethyst, pearl, and silver plated chain.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Soothing jade with bright crystal.
Vintage fleur-de-lis with new jade, pearl, and crystal.!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Labor Day Weekend

Have a safe and relaxing weekend!
A popular style; the Allison.
Allison necklace in quartz and jade with vintage

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Favorite

One of my favorite necklaces is about to become a series!
I have found several vintage crosses and will be designing them in the Laura style.  Be sure to look for them.  This one is stunning.
Laura with vintage element, in aquamarine, new jade, and Swarovski pearl

Friday, August 22, 2014

Lazy Summer Weekend

Why not put on your Lily necklace and go out for cocktails?
You'll feel completely relaxed and will look amazing!
Lily necklace in yellow jade with vintage cameo and pearl drop.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fall Fashion Colors

One of the hot fall colors is green.
Add this Donna necklace to your wardrobe and you'll be ready.
Donna necklace with vintage pin from Red Wing, MN. Five strands of pearls and quartz.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Austin Necklace Fall Colors

The Austin Necklace
I am back from Austin, TX!  We moved Katie into her new apartment.  What a vibrant and beautiful city; it reminds me of Minneapolis.  It inspired this necklace, too.
Vintage element with smoky quartz and glass pearls.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Thinking fall!

Lily necklace in red jade and black onyx.
With vintage cameo and pearl.  Why not make a statement?

Friday, July 25, 2014

A New Style...the Madeleine Necklace

My version of a classic Chanel style
Chain and pearls with vintage rhinestone necklace and pin.  Watch for more Madeleine necklaces!
Looks amazing with deep blue, forest green, yellow, and of course black!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Da Blues.........

A fan of blue?  Try one of these!
The Laura necklace in vintage milk glass with blue crystal.

Lily necklace with amazonite and agate with vintage pin.

Ella necklace with aquamarine, blue quartz, crystal, and vintage element.

Laura necklace in pearl and crazy lace agate with vintage elements.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Pretty in ...........Turquoise!!

Love turquoise and looking for something different?
Three strand turquoise necklace with vintage starburst pin.  Simply summer!

Friday, July 11, 2014

A Bit of Sunshine

The Ella necklace in yellows
This Ella necklace is certain to make your outlook sunny!  Citrine, yellow jade, yellow quartz with chain and vintage flower.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Want to get noticed?
Four strand red jade, vintage crystal, pearl and vintage element Allison necklace.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Sunny Madrid

I have been in Madrid, Spain for the last two weeks.  What an amazingly beautiful and vibrant city!  I can't wait to design new jewelry inspired by my travels.
I wore this necklace with a black dress, and also with a black top and pant while in Madrid.  It goes with anything!
Vintage element necklace in pearl and crystal, with hand knotted pearl and crystal tassel.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

In the Pink

Summery pinks!
Donna necklace with pearls, vintage pink flower, quartz, and cross.