soaring swallow

soaring swallow

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Last minute Christmas gifts

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Black Friday Cyber Monday In Etsy shop

It seems as if this year has just flown by, I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is on its way. I have a SCREAMIN' DEAL FOR YOU. From now until monday buy 3 charms get the 4th free, and I have posted my newest designs which are quilt related.

Monday, October 31, 2011


Yes, this is Shireen at the Quilt Market selling her delicious adornments, oh, uh, the guy with her?  Yeah, Ty Pennington, why do you ask?

Friday, October 7, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Forgive me for loving this piece so much.  It speaks to my heart in silent whispers.  She takes the sacred and pairs it with the sublime - a vintage army tag and rosary brings to mind these lyrics from "Laughing With" from Regina Spektor

No one laughs at God in a hospital
No one laughs at God in a war
No one’s laughing at God
When they’re starving or freezing or so very poor

Friday, September 30, 2011


When I talk to my sister on the phone I frequently hear background noise, not just the everyday requests of children, the warning bark of dogs or the alert of the doorbell.  No, this is more of a shifting scratching fluid noise that is both curious and comforting.  It is the sound of inception, the noise of creation as she sifts through glass and glam, horn and wood to deliver a creation so stunningly unexpected.

She starts with a bit and lets it speak to her

She then adds a bob and as it sings to her
And then a benediction of beauty

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Guest is best

My sister is uber-talented except when it comes to tooting her own horn - that is where i come in. I was older, bossier and always had a lot more to say - go figure! So I am hi-jacking her blog and posting from my perspective - then you'll really know the genius behind Mon Amie.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A good walk

abode and Mon Amie jewelry will be teaming up at the avenues street fair Saturday. The 2011 Avenues Street Fair will be held on Saturday, September 10 on 2nd Avenue between E and I Streets, and on G Street between 1st and 3rd Avenues, 9:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.

Look for the booth bursting with glam and funk - we're bringing the goods! Don't miss out!

Monday, August 15, 2011

New Love

I have found a new love, sorry hubby, I have started using resin which comes in various shapes sizes colors themes. My new favorite is resin flowers. I love using them in my necklaces, it adds a touch of whimsy to each piece. I recently did a show in Long Beach, Ca. and I had so many people as if they were the vintage pieces they saw their mothers wearing. New item to me but old concept.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

It isn't march madness anymore

May is a whirlwind of activity for me. This weekend I was in a boutique called mindy mae's, next weekend I will be in a boutique/fundraiser and the following weekend drumroll Market. Hopefully you will be able to join me at one of the shows. The address of the on next weekend is at 11177 s midas trail rd., South Jordan, UT. 84095.
I you can join me at either of these shows let me know that you read the blog post and I will give you 50% off on item and if you are an etsy buyer convo me through etsy that you read this blog post and I will give you 50% off your etsy purchase.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

To Resin or Not to Resin, That is the question!

I wanted to try making a new type of jewelry, because I just cannot rest until I have tried it all. Resin is what is interesting me lately, I have seen so many interesting jewelry pieces using resin. So the question I post to you, should I attempt yet another messy project that will put my house in disorderly array? (also the smell might be worse than my two dogs, and that is baaaad)Or should I just let that resin temptation pass?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Oh Boy has is been a long time or what? My last post was April of 2009. Well I have been up to quite a lot! My New line of jewelry uses vintage buttons and jewelry. Mixing the old with the new makes a fabulous piece that is one of a kind. I have one pictured here. It is available at

I have also been accepted to participate in the spring international quilt market. My business partner and I will have amazing pieces including charms, button necklaces, necklaces, earrings bracelets and many other wonderful pieces.

Check out my jewelry at,
I am currently adding pieces daily.