Monday, July 11, 2011

sneak peek: vintage button necklaces

Here's a sneak peek of the beginning of our new Vintage Button Collection.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

new vintage key necklaces

Here are a few new additions to the key collection. 
Simple skeleton key designs. 

 "Secret Garden" key strung onto vintage chain. $25

Skeleton key with vintage lace ribbon bow. $22

Simple brassy skeleton key. $20 SOLD

FREE SHIPPING on these pieces. 
Message if interested in purchasing or for more details.

Friday, April 22, 2011

happy earth day!

repurpose. redesign. reuse. renew!

Here are a few of our newest creations in the vintage key 
collection now available in the shop!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

coming soon!

Lots of new things happening in the shop this week.
Here is a preview of the new goodies. 
Some are just waiting for a chain, and others are waiting to be worked up into awesome creations!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

a few new designs

Hey everyone! I've been MIA for a little bit because of the move and everything.
Just now got some time to make a few new pieces of jewelry.

Here are two of them. More in the shop!

Vintage Glass Bottle Necklace

Vintage Cameo Necklace with Watch Parts

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

exploring st. augustine

The hubby and I are preparing for our big move to St. Augustine!
(Which is happening in 10 days...yikes!!)
Here are some photos from one of our day trips that we made to explore the area. The town has so much character and has TONS of little random antique shops for pickin' =)

Can't wait to get settled in and see everything this town has to offer. 

Downtown St. Augustine

St. George Street, Downtown St. Augustine

Sunday, March 6, 2011

new stuff

Earrings galore! 
Lots of industrial chic earrings JUST added to the shop.
Check it out here!



Thursday, March 3, 2011

this week's obsession: flowering tea

My husband semi-recently discovered these teas and we finally bought some.
...needless to say, I was super excited when they arrived yesterday! =D

Its basically a ball of tea leaves and flowers packed together and tied with thread. Just place it in your teapot (get a clear glass one so you can watch the show!) and add hot water and the ball unfurls and looks like a blooming flower. Each flavor blooms a different flower. And the tea is delicious! I prepared the Green Tea with Acai Berry shown below.

Photo of the "tea bundle"

Hooray! Pretty flowers!
Green Tea/Acai Berry

Yum! Try some! 
Find more information here:

Saturday, February 26, 2011

happy saturday!

What a fantastically wonderful day to head on over to the beach.
Finally taking some time to relax, and I'm A-OK with it.=),vintage

Saturday, February 19, 2011

giveaway winner

Hey all! 

I was out of town for the majority of the day today, so thanks for bearing with me on the announcement of the giveaway winner. I added up all of the entries, jotted them down on little papers, and drew randomly from a jar...
old school style. =P 

The entries all set to go!


Blogger username: alexandra_digiorgio!!
To the winner: Send me an email to with your name and shipping address so I can ship out your necklace first thing Monday morning! 

Thanks so much for the support and for entering, everyone! 
And to anyone who is interested, here's a coupon code for my lovely blog followers!...
Type in BLOGSALE at checkout ...
Its for 20% off! WooHoooo!

And for absolutely no reason at all...
a photo of my doggie! =)

Friday, February 11, 2011

february giveaway!

Hey kiddos! Time for that giveaway!
The piece that we will be offering is from our Vintage Key Collection. 

Here it is:

Here are the terms:

To enter the contest you must do at least one of the following, none in particular are required, the choice is yours! Make sure to comment and let me know which of these entries you have participated in to show proof and so that I can keep track. =)

1. Visit my shop
... and tell me which one of my creations is your very favorite!
(worth 1 entry)

2. Heart my Etsy shop
(worth 1 entry)
3. Add me to your circle on Etsy
(worth 1 entry)

4. Include my shop in a treasury
(worth 1 entry)
(worth 3 if it makes it to FP!!)

5. Follow/subscribe this blog
(worth 1 entry)

6. Follow me on Twitter
(worth 1 entry)

7. Tweet on Twitter
... about this giveaway and come back here and tell me! 
Be sure to include @renewstudios so i can find you! One tweet per day.
(1 tweet = 1 entry)

8. Blog
... about this giveaway. Don't forget to include the link!
(1 blog post = 2 entries)

Have fun and tell all your friends!
The deadline is midnight, that's one full week to get all of your entries in!
Winner will be chosen at random! =)


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

preview of new photos

A quick preview on the new photos I'm working on for the website.
A little more professional looking. What do you think? 

All of the pieces will now be categorized into their special collections.
Vintage Key, Hinge, etc...

The text will show up much better once they're on the actual site, since they will be much larger. =)


Just started up a Twitter account!
Follow us @RenewStudios =)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

new items and barn pickin's!

Visited family in West Virginia and Ohio for the holidays. 

Did a little "treasure hunting" through some old barns and such and found several amazing items for some new one of a kind pieces of jewelry! 

New items are now in the shop made from vintage keys and other beautiful items found on this trip. =)