Thursday, December 11, 2008

Just like everyone else, I am caught in the Christmas whirlwind! Here are a few pieces to inspire you for the holidays

Monday, November 24, 2008

More Bridal Creations

This bracelet I would wear....but it is a nice bridal piece
I just finished this for a lovely bride to be. The high quality of the pearls make ALL the difference.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

Holiday Open House

I love this purse! It is made from velvet and embellished with french ribbon roses and a vintage rhinestone pin. These can be ordered in wine, plum and deep green as well. The ribbon and pin will vary. The price is $75 and there is a 2 week turnaround time.
BelCanto is having an open house of our sparkling 1930-1960 vintage jewelry. The times are November 8th 12-3 and November 9th 2-4. I will have this set up through November 22nd so feel free to make an appointment if you are not able to make those times ( open house will be at 1007 Senoma Place in Apex. You will be able to make a WISHLIST which we will keep for those two weeks. I am still working on posting....we have run into a few you may contact me if there is something you see on line and are not able to attend. I am able to sell through my ETSY shop....just hit the link on the right.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Oooops.....I forgot this one!

A few more Holiday goodies!

Monday, October 20, 2008

I am so excited about the upcoming holiday season! I have been collecting some beautiful vintage jewelry pieces in the past year as I have been collecting for "wedding material". I am going to be offering these on my blog as well as a home showing in November. Stay tuned for more info and here is a sneak peek!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

It's a BEAUTIFUL Autumn day here....the wonderful golden glow crossing over the summer green. These beauties seem to fit the day........warm golden glow and a soft sparkle. I especially like the is made from a rare, beautiful Julianna brooch. I love the way it plays with the light.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Welcome Jolie Day Spa clients!

As a special welcome, I am offering a 10% discount in my Etsy shop. It is limited to one item per person. To qualify for this discount, just let me know which piece in the BelCanto display at Jolie you like best. Enter that choice in the comment section under this entry. When you go to my Etsy shop "convo" me about the discount when you are ready to check out. Enjoy shopping!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sunday Shoot

We had a late start on this last shoot so there aren't many pics .....but one I just love! Beginnings of autumn....vintage.....romantic~ I also included the non colour photo for a totally different effect

Monday, September 22, 2008

Here's a great way to start a new week........a BelCanto give-away.
RitzyBeeBlog is giving away a $50 gift certificate to BelCanto Designs.
Just go to the Glamour This! in the "inspiration" bar of the blog.

This photo is from our last photo husband was into rocks that day...... It gives a different feel

There are many new pieces I am working on which means .........a new photo shoot! Be sure to check back in a few days

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Just after posting the winner of the Wedding Bee contest, I realized that the 1930's Deco Bow was the very first listing in my Etsy shop this past was so exciting listing it!

And this Garland was the first haircomb we there you have it...a little walk down memory lane.

Wedding Bee Contest Winner.......Jill Workman!!!!!
Jill has chosen the 1930's Deco Bow haircomb to wear at her garden themed wedding. Congratulations Jill

Friday, September 5, 2008

Jennifer's "Perfect Wedding"

How often do you hear someone talk about their "perfect wedding"? In my experience, not often!

Jennifer was one of my voice students - she has a BEAUTIFUL voice - who met her prince charming during a break from college. Their Perfect Wedding was this past July.

The necklace and earrings Jennifer is wearing are made with 1930's crystals...they really sparkle! Her bridesmaids' jewelry is also made with vintage crystals.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Weddingbee Giveaway!

Weddingbee ( is holding a Bel Canto Designs Giveaway today. The prize is a $75 gift certificate to Bel Canto Designs (

See to enter.

Weddingbee is a wedding blog updated daily by 20 or so real brides across the world. They chronicle every aspect of their wedding planning journey - sharing ideas, diy projects, research, and their personal wedding stories. I am certainly grateful for their sponsorship today!

Monday, August 25, 2008

My husband calls these photos Miss Sassafrass 2008..... real pageant queen attire.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Here are a few more photos from our session yesterday. It was such a nice day....not our usual August high 90's. These are freshwater pearls mixed with vintage pieces. The comb is the 3 inch pearl and crystal.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

We have been trying to set up a time for a "photo
session" for quite awhile. Today everything came together happened!
This is lovely Christian. She is one of my former
voice students that has become a bride.....and quite
a beautiful one at that.
She is wearing a tiara, necklace and bracelet that
I used baroque pearl vintage pieces to create.
It is so hard to get a feeling for what something will
look like from those little photos on etsy.
This gives you the full to speak.
It;s very romantic and lovely