Star Struck

Just in time for the party season … the stunning latest Winter 2015 issue of Jewelry Stringing magazine has hit store shelves!

In it, amongst all of the gorgeous glittery gifting projects, are a few peacock & lime pieces (and tutorials)!

Featured are the Wish Upon a Star Necklace



the Butterfly Raindrop earrings, and the Sing a Song of Sixpence bracelet (featuring Liberty of London fabric and a gorgeous sixpence bead by Niky Sayers of Silver NikNats)

winter 2015 content page fabric,-bead-and-six-pence-coin-bracelet-by-peacock-and-lime


Looking for ideas to create a last minute gift for someone?! This is a great source of inspiration!

winter 2015 cover


December 10, 2014 at 7:55 am Leave a comment

Since you asked …

The January 2015 edition of BeadStyle Magazine has come out, and amongst some beautiful jewelry tutorials is a little section called String & Sell – Since you asked … by Lorelei Eurto. In it she answers some sought after questions from readers, and includes a response from me on jewelry inventory systems. Have a look …

beadstyle magazine january 2015



December 9, 2014 at 10:35 am Leave a comment

a little sparkle …

Creating a little sparkle for the tree!  New limited edition ornaments …

bling ornaments




steampunk ornaments

November 30, 2014 at 9:03 pm Leave a comment

Western Cowboy Chic

As alluded to in the previous post … a new collection of pieces have developed out of the incredible components from Elements of Antiquity.  With the addition of some turquoise chips, a little rustic leather and a few bits of brass … these 2 new necklaces and leather wrap bracelet are ready to be introduced!




Leather wrap bracelet with turquosie chips & aged pewter textured cuff …




Leather wrap bracelet and Distressed leather pendant necklace with turquoise chips, aged pewter winged heart connector and aged pewter shark tooth charm …


Leather wrap bracelet and Turquoise Hubei heart pendant necklace with natural brass, aged pewter native feather pendant and aged pewter bull skull charm …


There are so many ideas flowing on how to use these gorgeous charms & findings … can’t wait to create more & show them all here soon!

November 12, 2014 at 2:49 pm Leave a comment

Elements of Antiquity

I was recently steered towards a brand new site (Thank You Lorelei Eurto!) that opened up this summer … Elements of Antiquity by Suzette Bentley

They offer absolutely beautiful aged pewter, nickel & lead free jewellery components. I was given the opportunity to sample some of their gorgeous pieces, and they are lovely! So many ideas on how to use them … where does one even begin?!


As per their website;

“Each Elements of Antiquity piece is made in the USA, a fact the designer is very proud of, and the components have a three-dimensional aspect, the result of an elaborate antiquing process. Along with the pieces in the current collection, Suzette has a number of other designs for this line under development. She wants to share her love for jewelry making with other creative souls who will incorporate Elements of Antiquity into their own jewelry creations.”


So excited to create using these elements … stay tuned for what comes next!



November 8, 2014 at 8:47 am 1 comment

a pretty penny

” See a penny, pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck.”


image courtesy: Niky Sayers, Bits of NikNats

Yesterday was definitely a good luck day :)

A package of highly anticipated supplies arrived, and they are more beautiful than could have been imagined!

After first setting eyes on Niky Sayer‘s amazing coin clasp (shown here in the 2014 Bead Soup Blog Party mix) … I’ve had it in my head to convince her make some for me using the now-out-of-circulation Canadian Penny.  The Canadian Mint ceased distributing them in February of 2013, and I have been collecting the little copper currency, in hopes of having that vision turned into a reality.  And yesterday it did.


How gorgeous are the hand painted clasps and penny beads?!

canadian-penny-clasps-rounded corners  canadian-penny-beads-rounded corners

Thanks to the tremendous response to the wrap bracelet I made for the 2014 Bead Soup Blog Party, my idea is to turn these beauties into Canadian wrap bracelets!

Coming soon … :)



October 17, 2014 at 12:58 pm Leave a comment

cosmic galaxy series ~ variations

For the star gazers …

Last month we introduced Peacock & Lime’s new Cosmic Galaxy necklaces, and, as promised, have a few new pieces to share!

The Cosmic Galaxy collection now also includes 2 different styles of earrings and bracelets.  They will be making their debut at the Riverbend Art in Our Park sale this Saturday (September 20th, 2014), and will be found on the Peacock & Lime website and in the Etsy shop soon after!


dainty drop earrings …



ultra micro (faux) suede wrap bracelets …

cosmic-galaxy-wrap-bracelet-webcopyand – simple leather and copper bracelets




“I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.”
~ Vincent Van Gogh


September 15, 2014 at 10:14 am 2 comments

Older Posts

peacock & lime on twitter


  • 16,042 hits

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 456 other followers