Oils & Spoils

Essential Oils, Handcrafted and Vintage Jewelry, and Other Spoils


Gemama Handcrafted & Vintage Jewelry

Baby, Baby, I’m Taken With The Notion

I was taken with the notion to make a personalized pacifier clip for my newest nephew who will arrive soon. It was Sunday afternoon, an hour and a half before the "come and go" baby shower for my sweet sister-in-law.... Continue Reading →

Vintage Re-Vitalized

Today is a banner day, for two reasons:  Today marks the debut of the Oils & Spoils banner (see above), and this a blog about both Oils and Spoils. Spoils I'm a big waste not, want not type of person,... Continue Reading →

It’s the Most Boo-tiful Time of the Year, Part Boo

What came first, the scary movie or the scary book?  Depends on the author or producer.  Sometimes, books can be scarier and linger longer than movies. An example of book scarier than the movie:  Stephen King's Salem's Lot.  I don't... Continue Reading →

Coming Clean: DIY Jewelry Cleaner

Several years ago, I took some wire wrapping courses, and as a bonus, our instructor gave us a recipe for jewelry cleaner: 1/4 cup Tide Free (liquid) 1/2 cup ammonia 1 1/4 cup water 1 pint (16 oz.) jar I... Continue Reading →

Pickture Perfect

Last week, one of my friends approached me about making earrings for her daughter from some very special guitar picks - Taylor Swift guitar picks. As I was showing Klaudya my array of guitar picks, the ones I bought several... Continue Reading →

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