Friday, January 29, 2010

Exciting new addition!! Two chances to win!

In light of the fact that we reached our goal early, I am now going to be chosing 2 tickets for giveaways! We will still hold the drawing on Monday, Feb.1st, but there will be two winners. The first will be for the bracelet, the second for the Noir Blanc necklace! It is made with double sided black and white designs with a black and swarovski crystal charm. Retails for $32.00. Even though we have raised enough money to buy the cow, "Elle", I thought it would be nice to go above and beyond to say thank you. Any extra tickets purchased beyond the $250.00 will still go directly to Adier for the dowry. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for helping in this. I know it is greatly appreciated by Adier and Monica.

With thanks,


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Win a bracelet for $1.00 ~ Help buy a cow...

I have been following this young man's story ever since my sister and her family met him. His name is Adier, and he is from Sudan. You may have heard of his story as he is one of the "Lost boys" that fled from the genocide there in Sudan. After many trials and near-death experiences, Adier survived, and came to America as a refugee. He became a Christian, and loves the Lord. He is now 24, and would like to be married to his long love, Monica, from Sudan, and bring her here. His problem is he does not have enough money for her dowry, which is paid in cows. We are trying to help him meet his deadline. It is March 15th. I am donating this piece of jewelry to raffle off so we can have a small part in helping him raise the funds he needs. If you would like to take part, you can click the link below for as little as 1.00 to be entered in the raffle one time. You will have as many chances to win as you pay in dollars. Drawing will be held on Feb.1st. Please help us help Adier. After March 15th, it will be too late. We can't let that happen.
Here's the details on the bracelet. It is a sterling silver puffed heart charm bracelet, with custom made black/white/green polka dot lamp beads. It also has small swarovski crystals. The reverse side tells Adier's story. First, he found faith. Second, he found his True Love. Thirdly, he has hope he will marry her. Lastly, he hopes to find his Joy, and we hope to help him. You can click on the link for more info. here for more information about Adier. Can National Attention Help Quest for Cows?

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Since we are so close to Valentine's Day, please consider this as a token of your love to the one you are freely priveledged to be with.
Our goal is to raise enough money for one cow ($250.00). We will name her "Elle." (There will still be a winner whether we make the goal or not.)

Thank you!


Thank you so much! I will keep you posted, and let you know how it's going!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Gypsies have arrived.....

Am I on a gypsy kick or what?! I really love using old pieces and figuring out a way to turn them into a really unique piece of jewelry. I have travelled as far as Kansas City (in the snow and ice, no less),England, Colorado, Georgia, and every hole in the wall place near me(Fl), to find some truly antique and wonderful pieces to use. Hence the "gypsy" name on everything. I can sorta relate, and I love the funky designs that gypsies were always known for. Everything had dangling bits of silver, crystal, and basic finds from all their travels. So, that sums up this jewelry perfectly. It's little bits and pieces from my travels, and a little piece of me comes with it. Each one holds a special memory for me, and I love that. Maybe you will feel that too when you wear them.
I've added most of these to my website. All will be added by early next week. Email me for a price if you need to know before then. Look under "Divine Designs~The Metal Collection" on the left hand sidebar of the website.
I do have more in the middle stages that I'll be adding sometime next week. Each one is one-of-a-kind, so once they're gone, they're gone!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Vintage Gypsy Jewelry~


These two pieces are some of my very favorites! It all started when I made my first "Vintage Gypsy" jewelry around Christmas. When my Mom saw it, she just freaked, and I knew I was on to something. I ended up giving her the first one for Christmas, and then I started looking for things to make more. I go all over the place looking for unusual objects,and vintage pieces to make these. Each one is named, unique, and one-of-a-kind. They are made with a combination of old and new. Mostly old, but some pieces are new or at least newer. I've named these two pieces, Roseanna & Francesca. They are on sale through this weekend. Reg. 72.00 on sale for 65.00. They will come in a decorative tin with a tag with the description of each.

Vintage Gypsy

More Vintage Gypsy styles will be added soon.....

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A very happy place....

I recently found the cutest shop in Niceville, Fl. that my friend, Abbie, recommended I visit. I fell in love, and had a great time checking it out yesterday. The atmosphere and music were perfectly vintage. It's settled in a small cottage type house, and is called "The Gopher Hole." The name gives you no indication of what you'll find there. It was amazing! I know this place will be a new favorite with me for sure. If you live in the area, you should definitely check it out. One of the owners was there, and she is a sweetie. Small towns are funny places. We found out through chatting a bit that we've both known each other's families for years. She and her Mom and brothers ran another Niceville antique store, "The Little Old Lady" for over 20 years. That used to be my favorite place, and I knew her brother from there. She also knew my Dad. Pretty neat...Anyway, this place is adorable. I asked if I could blog about it, as I always do when I find a cool, new place. Here's a little sample....

Thanks for letting me blog about your sweet shop! I'll be back soon...

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

2nd annual trip to the Curious Sofa

I've decided that every year when I visit my sister in Kansas City, I will not miss a trip to the Curious Sofa. Every time I go, it looks like a different store. It is such a fun place to go. They use things in such unusual ways that are everyday items. For example, sheet music covered boxes, I loved them! They also used old newspapers to make paper chain "chandeliers." Cool ideas everywhere you look. I always buy a few things as souveniers each time. This time I got a typewriter key ring with my husband's initals, a neat little journal book, and an old postcard from France. I have new items of my own to list! I have a line called, Vintage Gypsy. Each piece is made from antique fun pieces with chains, buttons, unique found objects and more. I have several "new" pieces to add sometime this week. Each are one-of-a-kind. But for now, enjoy browsing around the Curious Sofa.



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