Friday, March 27, 2009


Aphora Hoops are the latest edition to my 1000 Markets portfolio. I think that these are perfect for everyday, office or casual wear.

These are simple sterling silver wire formed hoop earrings. I've slightly flattened and textured the edges for a more uniform look and also to add strength to the earrings. Aphora hoops have what I call an "ocular" shape-not quite an oval. These hoops are made to order and are approximately 1inch in length and width.

These are available in both bright sterling silver or oxidized (blackened) sterling silver for 6.00(US).

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Torso and Torture


This is my first small series of tribal inspired adornments for SCJ. They include a pendant necklace and earrings (Torso), and a focal bead necklace (Torture).

About the pieces...
Torso is a pendant necklace/earring grouping created by me that is composed of sterling silver chain and components. I completely oxidized the sterling silver to a black hue and sealed the patina. The pendant/charm pieces are composed of brass plated aluminum. The construction of the design is clean simple and minimal with all of the impact focused on the vintage findings. Torso(necklace) falls gracefully just below the hollow of the neckline. The earrings are 2 inches total in length and frames the face, beautifully.
Torture is a double stranded creation of oxidized sterling silver. I used the same technique as with the Torso pieces to create this necklace. It has the same sophistication and ethnic feel to it and as with Torso, it's form suggests it's name.

The history...
A gaudier necklace from my mother's jewelery box become reinvented as tribal inspired adornments. These jewelry pieces are reminiscent of ancient civilization.

Available at 1000Markets, Ecrater and *Etsy.
*please not that the Torso earrings are exclusive to my Etsy shop.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Reinventions and New Perspectives

I've been doing a lot of preparations for reopening SCJ and I think it has paid off. I decided not to get the new camera but instead try to maximize the performance of my old one. I purchased two new photographers lamps and decided to make use of my photo booth. I finally broke down and decided to us my tripod and I think that made a big difference. I still wanted to keep that old ancient look with the deeper hue background but I also wanted my photos to not look too dark Here's a pic of one of my new pieces called Torso in the form of earrings. What do you think?

The majority of my creative time has been spent making new items for SCJ and Emberseed my latest venture. Most of my supply orders have come in so I was able to create an entire line of fragrances oil perfumes for Emberseed. They included the Vintage Lilac, Milkpod and Moonberry. I'm am going to present these oils as monthly gift prizes for my blog ♥TreasuryTroll♥ in order to get them out their and to get people talking about them. You can view new creations and read postings that pertain to Emberseed here:

And here's the store:

I've re-evaluated SCJ and have been able to streamline which creations will be offered at which stores. Ecrater, I now consider my "housing" shop while Etsy and 1000Markets are my "gallery" sites where people are free to purchase items and the pieces there are also a sample of the items offered at Ecrater. Each store will be stocked with what is listed. I'm listing new products on a weekly bases which goes according to my new scheduling program (I'll talk more about that in my next post☺).

My daughter and I are still waiting for a shipment of supplies for Baby Dragon so the re-opening of our shop will be postponed for another week.

I've been very active at ♥TreasuryTroll♥ and will be posting two new Treasury picks tonight. The Treasury winner of the month and a voter will be chosen in another week. Stay tuned...