Sunday, February 28, 2010

Not one Treasury, but two!

Late last night I received a tweet (that's Twitter jargon for a message) from Valenstar that MerCurios was featured in her latest Treasury "Beads Galore".  I was so excited & couldn't wait to see it, that I left the boys on the couch and ran to the laptop at midnight to check it out.  I love my new android phone, however, it has one shortcoming - no flash player.  So off to the laptop I ran.

I'm so glad I went to the Treasury via the way of Craftopolis, because I then discovered that MerCurios was included in not just one Treasury, but two!  Cocoandchia featured the MerCurios AGAPE Corset Ring in their latest Treasury "Splendifierous".  How cool is that!

Two Treasuries at once, that is a first for me and I am so grateful to both Valenstar and Cocoandchia for including MerCurios in their stunning Treasuries.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Intuitive Creating

I had no idea when my latest customer said "surprise me" & I replied "surprises are my best" that I would create a piece that defined her style perfectly.  Just call me the "Intuitive Artist" I said half joking, as Jen was saying how much she liked the ring and how I nailed her style.

However, I'm not the least bit surprised.  I approached this project, as I do all others...looking in to my heart for inspiration.  I don't know Jen personally; never asked her anything about her personal tastes or styles; yet somehow I just knew as I was bending and twisting the copper that the ring would be a perfect fit.  You see, when I'm creating I think about the person I'm creating for and tap into my subconscious.  Creating then becomes an active form of meditation, so in essence "surprises really are my best" as they are divinely inspired.

Here's what Jen had to say...
@MerCuriosJewels Oh my god. It's absolutely beautiful. I mean, wow!

@MerCuriosJewels Psh, yeah! You nailed my style on the nose.

(via email) When it comes to the ring, I'm absolutely speechless.  It's really perfect, and I can wear it with so much of what I own.  You've kind of made my week, woman!  Thank you, again.

I'd love the opportunity to create the perfect piece for you!   Feel free to contact me here with your wish list. Take a look at the vault for the latest one-of-a-kind pieces to find loving homes; or the shop to see what's still available.  Enjoy!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Kustom Double Rings by MerCurios

When the idea popped in my head, I had no idea the MerCurios Double Rings, a.k.a. Two Finger Rings, a.k.a. Brass Knuckles would become so popular.  Here are the latest to find loving homes:

Interested in having a MerCurios Double Ring created exclusively for you?  Feel free to contact us here

Monday, February 22, 2010

I Should Be Working

 A day does not go by that I don't check Craftopolis, in fact I'm addicted to it.  For those that don't know, Craftopolis is an at-a-glance look at the Treasury situation on Etsy.  In one click you can see when the Treasuries are set to open and, more importantly (in my opinion) if you've been featured in any.

This morning I discovered this stunning Treasury "I Should Be Working" created by Coco and Chia.  Not only is this Treasury Etsy Front Page worthy, it features the MerCurios Wide Copper Corset Ring too!

Coco and Chia is a metal smith by day, working out of her living room studio creating jewelery that is fabulous & timeless.   Crazy for details, Coco and Chia's pieces are technically perfect, yet quite clearly handmade.  I encourage you to check out her Etsy Shop here.  You will be glad you did!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Truth, She wanders in...

What a wonderful surprise to wake up to an email from Bonfires letting me know my Red Jasper Goddess Bracelet was featured in her treasury.  I L-O-V-E all shades of red and blue, and this assortment of items creates a wonderful color palate so full of depth and texture.

As it turns out Bonfires is a wonderful artist in her own right, creating masterpieces from recycled paper - including greeting cards and sculptural collages.  Please check out Bonfires shop here.

Like something you see in the treasury?  I've included a list of the items with links back to their respective shops below.  Enjoy!!

1. Sunset Blank Greeting Card; by Carlin Card Creations
2. Red Jasper Goddess Charm Bracelet; by MerCurios
3. Strawberry Creme Handpainted Art Ring; by Allover Art
4. Seaside Excursion; by mmcullen
5. Vanilla Cupcake Original Painting; by Lunatique
6. Bird Note Cards; by Whimsy Pics
7. Chipboard Stickers; by Krazy Kate Designs
8. Wandering 8x10 Professional Print; by Miz Katie
9. Vintage Victorian Silk Velvet Shawl; by Aunt Sue's Old & New & Lovely Too
10. Key to Love Vintage Valentine Box; by Candyragz
11. The West End Review Coloring Book Palate; by Sweet Twee Lab
12. Cherry Blossom Paper; by Bonfires

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Stranger things have happened

Now you definitely don't see this everyday!  I found this fluffy little bat in the grille of my Dodge Journey the morning after a 10 hour round trip drive.

I think I picked him up on the Merritt Parkway on my way home from Connecticut.  Poor little guy - I don't think he ever had a chance.

I wanted to keep him.  The leathery wings would have made an awesome necklace!  I was, however, out voted by my husband who did not want the germs in the house.  Needless to day the little guy found an eternal resting place in the woods behind our house.

Stranger things have happened...

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010


All you need is love, and love is all you need


1. all you need is love; pixiechixs
2. love vertical necklace; sissypretties
3. parisian gift bags - love; 5dollarfrenchmarket (SOLD)
4. filigree heart locket; mstevensondesigns
5. 10 things I love about you; littleclouds (SOLD)
6. agape corset ring; mercurios
7. lovely red shoe clips; rouziligarden
8. love vinyl wall decal; circlelinestudio
9. moustache love ear muffs; yummyspocket
10. print of love note card; sixsisters
11. heart of peace necklace; oneheartjewelry
12. love flower & feather headband; pinkandpigtails