Saturday, June 18, 2011


{Saturday's are for smoking and fancy hats}

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Luck Be A Lady


It's Sunday! Let's get fancy!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


{warming- up- to- summer- with- these- black- white-and- grey-inspirations}

ffffound and my own pictures of pictures

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011


Layered with some of my favorite rings... the MORE the merry!!!

Side by side <3

Layered on the same finger... OH so cute!!

Birds on my bench awaiting some final touches.

{Hand cast sterling silver birds with hand crafted sterling silver hammered finished bands.}

Contact me for price inquires...

Eat your heart out, Alfred Hitchcock.

Jewelry, Family and Coffee... My Three Favorite Things

It all started a couple years ago when I was participating in a local art fair...

As we all know, art fairs are typically filled to the brim with strange creations from experimenting artist... so I was relieved when Ashley and her tremendously stylish friends came up to check out my jewels! After chatting for a few, she picked out the Spoon and Fork -Best Friend Necklaces (above) for her and her sister... also admiring the Vintage Brooch Double Knuckle Ring (above)...
Long story short, her Father called me up requesting the Vintage Brooch Double Knuckle Ring as a gift for her! During my chat with Dave (Ashley's Father), he reviled to me that he was photographer... and of course I jumped at the opportunity of having him photograph Ashley and her Sister wearing their new Dallas Maynard jewels!!

***Many thanks to Dave Volden for shooting such greats pictures of these two beauties!!... And many thanks to Ashley and Christie Volden for their support!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

lala love land.

trumpet seahorse cannon ring -{sterling silver and 18k yellow gold}...layered with the paisley layers ring and chocolate ice cream @ venice beach.

artful notes @ venice beach.

@ silverlake farmers market.

warming my soul @ venice beach.

favorite. things.

spring has sprung and music is in the air.

logan square's super total babe...angel olsen @ the whistler.
everything is coming up neil young on state street.
helpless and magical...

sugar and kisses...
dirty beaches @ schubas.
chicago theater.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

places we go.

My jewelry sometimes finds itself in unexpected places...

These places all happen to be in one of my favorite places; Seattle.

I wear these three rings on the daily... my fingers feel naked without them.

**Pictured above...
{Two Heads Are Better Than One- Double Knuckle Ring; sterling silver and brass, Trumpet Seahorse Cannon Ring; sterling silver and 18k yellow gold, Paisley Layer Ring; sterling silver, Quartz Necklace; sterling silver, Lenore's Necklace; sterling silver}

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

ring wonderland.

My collection of Antique Key Rings, all one of kind and handmade here in snow covered Chicago!
Want one of your very own, or for a special someone? me at!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

window wand.

window wand.

one unique piece of clear quartz crystal was picked to make this powerful little ring.
each crystal was molded from its original structure and then hand cast in sterling silver.
both bands are handmade {in sterling silver} to fit any size.

each crystal is linked together by sterling silver cable chain.
this ring fits very comfortable on the finger in two places...and on any finger you'd like.

this crystal takes on these particular characteristics...

Growth Interference Crystal - It is believed this crystal will help remove self-limitations and energy blockages so that you can be completely in command of your life.

{mini} Laser Wand Crystal – A long slender crystal that tapers inversely from base to termination is called a laser wand. It is believed the laser wand can be used to clear negativity, create protective barriers, focus healing energy to self or others, and assist in performing psychic surgery to remove attitudes that may be causing disease.

Window Crystal - A crystal with a diamond or rectangular face between the body and tip of a point is called window. It is believed this crystal will open a ‘window to your soul.’ and help you get intuitive answers to questions and bypass the ego or intellect. They are used for clarity and direction. If you are having problems and aren't sure why, a window crystal can be a good help.

"American Indians, Tibetan monks, Druid priests and many other groups proclaimed the sacred power of crystal.

No matter what we believe or want to believe, we cannot deny the inherent beauty of natural quartz crystal. Even more amazing is that, like crystal, every human being has the same natural beauty if they will let it shine or if we take the time to look for it. Just as our beliefs about crystal create what we experience with them, our judgment of other human beings has the power to either create separation or integration. Since we each have a free will and a choice in what we believe, we should focus our attention on what we want rather than on the things we don't want. If crystal will help us do this, then it becomes a valuable tool in life".
by: Stuart Schmitt

Quartz is very popular as it works on all levels of the body and with all chakras. It is powerful for practically any metaphysical activity, as it increases both body energy and thoughts. It has a positive effect on almost all chakras as it protects the aura and expands the human energy field.

shop the window wand on etsy!



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