Starting anew is always a good thing! Here is Vol. 1 of "Artful Living on the Bluff" for you to enjoy. While I am not contributing new material to this blog, please feel free to look around and then visit me at the new and (hopefully) improved "Artful Living on the Bluff" blog at

Friday, March 8, 2013

Cat Nap

Whew! I'm just SO loving creating new pieces of wearable art from my stash of vintage jewelry! Here is one that is "in-development" called "Cat Nap". When I found the sweet sleeping cat pendant, I thought about our cats enjoying a little nap under the cover of plants and flowers in the garden. Here are some sneak peeks - let me know what you think! :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 7, 2013


Here's another from my new series of "reclaimed jewelry" pieces - this one is called "Flight". It all started with the gold butterfly which came to me minus all of the original pearls and rhinestones. All it needed was to have some vintage pearls added to once again take flight!I think this one is perfect for a bride or possibly that big prom night! Enjoy it here or find better pics on Etsy :)

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

I'm Ready for My Close-up

Here is that "Silver - Black - Pearl - Crystal" piece from my last post - FINISHED!! I'm calling it "Ready for My Close-up" because the elegant combination of black and white is SO classic Hollywood, movie star and red carpet premier. I hope you'll agree! Let me know what you think and feel free to check out the "Ready for My Close-up" necklace and matching earrings on Etsy! :)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013

Daisy and the Dew Drop

So, I have once again found my way back to jewelry! No matter what I do, it seems that I am meant to make jewelry.... so it's a dang good thing I enjoy it!! :)

I have been buying way too much vintage jewelry from a wonderful seller on that "other auction site" (I am a HUGE Etsy lover, so you know to which "other" site I'm referring!). This will explain the enormous amount of jewelry posted in my vintage shop on Etsy. After two days of sorting, I finally sat down to create and came up with "Daisy and the Dew Drop".

This sweet and very simple necklace was inspired by the brushed gold daisy with a pearly cabochon center (a reclaimed earring). Once I added the pearl "dew" drop the name just came to me. Actually, it sort of sounds like a 60s girl-band name... oh, well!

It's available at Cindy Caraway on Etsy. Here are a few more shots - I hope you like it! :)