Friday, April 17, 2009

"Recycling for Mom" Workshops

BEFORE: A locket I received from my grandmother; old pendants & beads from broken jewelry.

Recycling is in. Even better, "up-cycling" happens when you transform trash into treasure.

To celebrate Mother's day, Just So! will be hosting a workshop event on both Saturday, May 2nd and May 9th entitled “Recycling for Mom.” Participants will learn how to take old and broken jewelry items and “up-cycle” them into stylish, modern designs with vintage appeal. The lesson also will show how to create your own charms to fit popular “Euro” bracelets and necklaces. This free workshop is for both experienced jewelry-makers as well as beginners interested in learning about jewelry-making.

Each workshop runs from noon to 2 p.m. A brief demonstration will be followed by questions and answers and individualized design time. Space is limited and registration is encouraged. Please call (810) 225-7440 or e-mail

AFTER: Above and below are finished “Euro” style bracelets using
new charms made from vintage and broken components.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Spring Colors

Gemstones and, especially, briolettes of all colors are particularly inspiring. Now that it's Spring, it is time to add those wonderful touches of color again.