Sunday, August 21, 2011

where have I been?

Hello Its been quiet a while since I have written on my is a little run down on what I have been doing.I finally got my hair salon moved back In the beginning of june I am all settled in and its business as usual.I had lost my Grandfather in the end of June so sad but he was very sick so he is in a much better place now,I took a much needed girls trip to miami for a weekend!!!! thats was so much fun.So now I am back into my grove of making jewelry for the fall season.
I feel like the summer have gone by so fast and I am so Not ready for it to end,even though I am eyeing some awesome leg warmers from I just love everything she makes and she is so wounderful to me!

I have noticed a huge change in the way my customers are watching how they spend there money lately,I think that holds true to pretty much everyone,so I have changed up my designs to have some more affordable pieces this fall with all the shows I try to do before christmas I wanted to have more for every budget so here are just a few of some of the new earrings I have made for my show comming up.
Oct 1st westborough,mass Arts in Common .in downtown westborough on the green outdoors it was great last year and I am looking forward to it again this year.
Heres to a wounderful fall!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Lilly and Lavender

I Just had to show off the new aditions to my life. You see my husband and I live on a small farm we have a couple cows one due any day ,we have three pigs,three goats a hand full of chickens yummy fresh eggs and two crazy dogs.Along with two boys one 11 and one 2.So as you can imagine our lives are very busy. Even as alittle girl we always had lots of aimals I had horses for most of my life. I think people think we are crazy we keep getting more.
So after much pestering my husband agreed to my latest desire and boy did these two little bundles of joy make me smile so please meet lilly and lavender my two new baby bunnies they are one month old and so friendly they love to be cuddled.
there is a funny story on how I got these two wounderful new loves lets just say my husband saved a neighbors pigs that had escaped!! So when we wouldnt take any money from them we just hope someone would do the same for us? they told us they had some baby bunnies that needed a home and I said YES!!! I will give them a good home.So they are now lives at pointed rock farm and I couldnt be happier

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New from the Studio

I have been so busy and I havent been taking time to do what I love and thats making jewelry.In the last couple of months I have had to make some changes in my life,so that has kept me from my crafting,but I have reciently started to make things again.So with a fresh start I have started to make a new line of fun affordable shabby chic jewelry,along with the sterling silver.I am calling it Bella Domani Designs ( named after my hair salon) bella Domani means beautiful tomarrow in italian.I have made some fabric braclets with vintage lace and flowers,and vintage inspired rings and earring and hair pins.I have also started a new etsy page plan to also bring my new pieces to the craft shows I will be doing this year.I feel like my creative flow is heading in a new direction I guess I will just see where it takes me.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Move , Bella Designs

I feel like its been a while since I have posted anything here,the reason is when I am not making jewelry I am at my hair salon cutting hair.But my salon is going to move!!I am very excited so we are renovatining right now we own a house that we rent out and there has been a salon in there for many years,we even heard that a famous girl group from ww2 used to get there hair done by one of the original owners.We are not sure when the house was built because in 1935 the town hall burned down so all records before then are gone.My husband has owned the house since 1997 and when we remolded one of the downstairs apartments,we found some letters from ww2 a soldier writing to his love with some pics so cool they were in the wall. I really love the vintage look so thats my goal for the new salon a vintage vib.I am going to frame some of those old letters and pics to put up in the shop.
So I will keep you posted,plus along with my new shop is a new jewelry line also.I have been wanting to make some vintage inspired pieces for a while.So Bella Designs is in the works now I am still going to make my silver jewelry but I have decided to try something new.I cant wait to so off pics of the new salon and jewelry line.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring is almost here!

I know the first day of spring has already been and gone but it still doesnt feel quit like spring yet,but my bulbs are starting to pop up alittle? The animals on the farm are spending alot more time out doors laying in the sun,and we have two preg cows that are due to calf late this spring.So I guess spring is here even though its still too cold for me!Buut I have lots of new

pieces in the works for this year and I wanted to share a couple that I am putting on etsy today.Hope you allare having a great week.

Monday, March 21, 2011

First show

I had mt first show of the year this past sat, I have to say I always have a great time at craft shows but this one was soooo...... much fun! I met a ton of wounderful creative people.Not only was my booth space so cool,it was in a high school but in the hallways there are these small cubbies all down the hall so I was lucky to get my own cubbie which was great for my setup!But the other crafters there were so supportive and sweet! comming by to look at jewelry and (purchase)and leave me with a smile everytime and kind words of encouragement.I left the show with a little extra money in my pocket and a ton of inspiration. I am hopeing that this is a sign of how this year is going to be for my jewelry business a start in the right direction? I might even try my hand at some very differnt styles this year and step away from the sterling silver? But I wanted to share my wounderful weekend and hope some of you have the same wounderful experence at a show this year also.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Baltimore / killer trash

This past weekend my husband and I headed to baltimore Md To have what we hope is becoming a yearly visit with some dear friends.Everytime I go somewhere I always find neat places to go.But with Baltimore there are soooo... many I cant keep track.As always we walk around and see all the beautiful building and eat all the great food!!!Our friends take us everywhere and we soak it all in we love it.So I wanted to share some of my cool finds from Baltimore.One Place really sticks out in my head,I am always looking for different unique stores to wander into.Well last year we walked by this store with wierd crazy things in the window.the sign said KILLER TRASH,well from that moment on I was dying to go in there,well they were closed last year by the time we tried to wander back.So my mission this year was to go there.My friend and I made it there tis year and it was so crazy cool with super fun stuff every where.I wish I had more time we got there just a few min before they closed but in that short time I managed to find some awesome finds.
I found this great sick shirt with a fitted bottom leopard print LOVE IT,I got this ,big sparkly peace sign neckless so much fun,and of course I love bags I got a super fun leopard tote bag that is going to have a very long life with me! so if you ever get a chance to go to Baltimore eat lots of crab!yummy drink lots of beer, and go to fells point and find killer trash!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Waiting for Spring

Well I am growing very Tired of this weather! I live in new England and have had quiet enough of this snow/rain/ice.Well Its great to look at (from Inside my house)its aweful to go outside in.My farm anilmals I think have had enough also the goats just stay inside there house and they only come out to eat.But the Girls(two female cows)seem to not mind this weather at all?Kinda

funny.So with that being said I am getting ready to do my first show of the year and I am looking forward to it! I just love being among other people that love to make beautiful things.I love to walk by there tables and look at there displays and all there woundeful goods.So here are a couple new pieces I have made you can find more at my etsy store PLEASE SPRING I HOPE YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Ok so I have this addiction to handbags,the more hippy like the better! So everyday when I am on etsy surfing around I always look for cool kinda funky bags,lord knows I dont need anymore but when I find one I just cant live without I just have to get the other day I stumbled across a store on etsy and I was in love!Plus she was having a sale buy two get one free so guess what? I bo

ught three bags and here they are so wounderful

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Better Than Roses

Now that Valentines day is over!dont get me wrong I do love valentines day,but the pressure to get that someone in your life something they will love sometimes kills me.So I told my husband to write me a letter and tell me what he likes or better yet loves about me. He is a man of few words and usually when he writes it down it is so beautiful. Well he didnt disapoint me his words were wounderful and they ment the world to me.he also suprised me with the most beautiful flowers in the most vibrant shade of pink( my favorite color) I have ever seen, they truley are amazing to look at! His words were truley better than roses!

Friday, February 11, 2011


hello I am running a 20.00 sale for the next month,I am getting ready for a show in march so I need to make room for my new items that I am making if there is any piece that tickles your fancy please stop by and see if it is on sale! here are a couple NEW pieces that I have made.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


So as most of you know I sell my jewelry on ETSY, and I know some of you have checked out my stuff but I Dont know if everyone realizes that everything you ever need and want you can find on etsy? I have bought the most amazing body lotion that smells like heaven,I got some awesome mineral eyeshaows from CarinaDolci,I recomend them very nice,Super beautiful clothes from my fav MOUNTIANGIRLCLOTHING,I just had margaret do a custtom sweater for me!beautiful jewelry from so many others like Trickpony awesome gypsy silver hoops.
So many gifts for others so If you get a chance to shop stop by and check out my favorite shops they are all amazing,also My friend Donna just started and she makes the most amazing everything, but mostly she has beautiful hand dyed silk scarves at SewCircle. I truley enjoy selling on etsy but I love buying on there even more!


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

What I wore today

well I was inspired to post a what I wore today from another blog that I fallow. I love mountian girl clothing and I fallow her blog so the other day she posted a what I wore today post. It was so cute and fun so I thought maybe I should do one? well today we are getting the last of a huge winter storm and we are snowed in AGAIN!So as I was getting dressed to face another day

in the house i was like what do I wear today so as always I grabbed my favorites.
the sweatshirt I found at this great artist colabrative in Belfast maine Its my favorite with the owl!
the jeans I got on ebay! I love used jeans they are already broken in.
the artist gloves are from I have three pairs and I wear a pair everyday
the legwarmers are also from I also have a couple more pairs and they truley are wounderful!
these is my favortie go to for warmth and comfort. hope everyone stays warm today.


Friday, January 28, 2011


So I thought I should take acouple photos of my studio so people could see where I do my work. But let me prepare you for what you are going to see,So my dream would be to have this cute little studio somewhere with a group of other crafters or artsy people. But the reality is my studio is in my basement, my husband was very nice to find me a nice spot for my work area and even wired a special area for my kiln,but it is still a dark basement!

So my goal this year was too kick up the business enough to see about finding an outside studio space!!!
or redoing the current one that I have? but time will tell to see what I can do but here are a couple pics of my studio.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Vintage Buttons

Just a preview of some new designs I made for this year,I have taken vintage buttons and made a mold out of them and then turned them into beautiful pieces of are a few pics of the process.

Monday, January 17, 2011

First show of the season

I just booked my first show of the season its on sat march 19th 2011 in framingham mass. The Heritage Craft Show more info to fallow.I also have a new collection of vintage buttons that I have made molds of and I am making then into pendants and earrings.I will post some pics once I finish them. I am very excited for this year in my jewelry making I have so many new ideas and designs.hope you all like them.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

New Design

Just thought I would share  new pieces I made for spring.So I was inspired by a bird house that my son kyle made for me and thought how cute it would be in a pendant? well it hangs out back in a tree that is always covered with I took a picture and sat down to draw it out and see what size I could make it. I made a model in paper and glued it together and then said I think I can make this in silver?so here are a few pic of the original then the paper model then the real thing. I was very happy with the out come and am now starting to think about the next bird house design .I also have a new design for a dangle earring so fun and light weight.
thanks for looking