antiques tell stories of times past. I can't live without {antiques} but only in the past few years have I found them as invaluable as they are. I love my silver spoons and forks and knives from the 1800s. I dream about my small but growing collection of vintage handbags. And I adore my 1927 microscope I played with as a kid but at the time, had no idea just how cool that thing really is. I even started OCD over three years ago while 're-doing' my grandmothers costume pieces. humm... I wonder just how many designers before me have used grandmothers or mothers as their inspiration?

 Well, I created this piece from the inspiration of these spectacles. They were my grandfather's and I wear them all the time. I feel very "catch me if you can" in them.

vintage bib #2 of 12.     email for prices (ocd214@gmail.com)

All of the pieces from this necklace are made from items found at local Austin vintage stores. I have no idea just how old the pieces are but I love these "age-less" bib necklaces. Gives me a smile to imagine the places and lives these pieces have already lived.

and makes me thankful for those who have lived before me.



sample sale tomorrow

if you are in the houston area, email me at OCD214@gmail.com for address of the show!



holiday parrrrty earrings

Clients always ask for that certain simple, universal gift for __________ (insert name of choice).

So these black crystal dangles are my choice for this 2009 holiday season!! They have sold out at sample sales as gifts and "for me's" alike. I recently enjoyed my pair of these sparkly dangles at a festive holiday party complete with a limo ride to see Houston's finest lights. And as an added bonus that night, we also watched Texas Longhorns secure their trip to the National Championship! Guess who will be wearing these lucky charms on January 7th???

Earrings that go with everything! (available in silver too)

Black crystal triple dangles                                       $44




talking earrings

remember when you were a little kid and everything was alive? Like stuffed animals, barbies and even desk lamps? It might have been an 80's thing- I was totally addicted to the movies Short Circuit and The Brave Little Toaster. And Toy Story.....OMG, that movie rocked my world. In addition to being a "make-believe" kidster, I was also the WORST kid to take on a trip. Not because of some horrible airplane behavior or insatiable need for attention. Instead, I packed everything I thought was alive {aka ALL my stuffed animals} because I did not want anyone to be left behind. Needless to say, I was lucky that Missy and I were close in age because once BooBoo and the rest of the stuffed kingdom got packed, my clothes and bathing suits and all the important essentials did not.

I can't say this behavior has completely changed. I still believe in innate objects smiling and kitchen electronics having conversations. And I still pack miserably for vacations but luckily, that means too many clothes or shoes and no stuffed friends. Jewelry is so wonderful because you can pack as much as you want without having to pay for overweight luggage at airport baggage check. Nobody likes to be overweight.

 So I love to travel and I love jewelry-and I especially adore these two pairs of earrings because they are talking to each other. Just like the Brave Little Toaster.

Single swavorski ball drops on 14k gold hoops    $50

above: Yellow topaz on triple rings in 14k gold fill   $95

happy holidays,


i miss this place

who wants to go????

love, ocd


one of those days

ever feel like this? me too. thats me.
 laid out to dry after i dried up my hubs "dry clean only" pants. opps

thank goodness for earrings. they need no dry cleaning. no dishwashing or laundry or any of those lovely household tasks. earrings don't need much to be cleaned. maybe a slight wipe with a soft polishing cloth. but thats it! i love earrings. but laundry, well, its a love-hate relationship.

14 k gold earrings with black onyx and vermeil pillows         $60


{in the houston, austin or dallas area?? email me for sample sale info!}



it's cold outside! find peace and warmth in a big chunky blanket and an OCD peace necklace. A dainty necklace adorned with a huge yellow topaz and a 14k gold fill peace sign. Makes a perfect gift this holiday season!

OCD Yellow Peace necklace    $50


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