Archive for June, 2016

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Here is a link to an awesome giveaway I would love to win!!! Go check it out for yourselves if it might pique your interests.




This is an awesome and creative idea I would never have thought of.

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At Bello Modo, we’ve been trying to think of fun, new, and creative ways to use the huge array of supplies we have in stock. Jewelry is the obvious answer, but we like to think a little out of the box. The sun has been out,  the birds have been chirping, and that’s got us thinking… what can we make for them?

Birdhouses, of course! And while we’re not master woodsmiths, we do have an eye for design. We dropped by our local craft store to pick up the houses themselves, then got to work on adorning them.

Sometimes I wonder if birds ever enjoy the houses humans build for them as much as we do ourselves. Either way, these beautiful birdhouses will add some life to your yard, and hopefully act as an invitation for some new winged friends.


Birdhouse – you can buy a small birdhouse at…

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I love and I mean ABSOLUTELY LOVE everything about Vintaj. This is an excellent way to find out more about Vintaj and all of their products!!! I will post up some pictures soon that I have of pieces I have made using their materials and my own designs.

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Vintaj Natural Brass is one of my most favorite components to work with. They are the original, and still the best patina brass components on the market in terms of quality and patina. They just came out with a new introduction of some cool components, including 1″ Paddle Headpins, very cool!

I sat and played with new and older components and came up with a few samples. I did not intent to do the earrings in all blue and purple, it just worked out that way.  The pendant in the first photo of my work space is not finished yet, so stay tuned , but you can see the waterlily piece patinaed in green and yellow and a pair of filigrees in greens that will soon become earrings.

The 3 sets of earrings in blues and purples were fun to put together, and so easy. Paint on the patinas, 2…

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