Buffalo , MN, US

Hello, Im a 31yr old female who loves creating new designs! I took interest in jewelry at a young age exploring my grandmothers jewelry box was a hobby of mine. I always felt at peace in that blue room of hers with her vintage jewelry at my finger tips. I still see her and the feeling of that room hasn't changed. Ive always been creative, but never really thought about making jewelry till I became ill with chronic lyme disease. I was miss-diagnosed for a while leaving me with side effects that could last forever. Jewelry offers me an outlet to channel that creative force within. Its something I can physically do and am very grateful for. I thank the lord for this opportunity each and everyday!

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Birds of a Feather. A feather necklace

Birds of a feather Meaning: Those of similar taste congregate in groups. I found this title to be perfect for Junkmarket Style! It's so true is it not? I love this necklace for fall and the holidays...

Swarovski Crystal Heart Necklace with Charm Bracelet Valentine Inspired Design

Little odds and ends pieces make up this design.

Organ button necklace with frosty grey beads

Organ button necklace with frosty grey beads

Layered Filigree Bracelets

Layered filigree bracelets

Red, White, and Blue. . . Industrial 4th of July Necklace

Red, White and Blue. . .Industrial 4th of July necklace

Honeycomb bead Necklace with Vintage backplate pendant

Honeycomb bead necklace with vintage backplate pendant

Gold Coin with Light Sapphire Rhinestone Necklace

gold coin with light sapphire rhinestone necklace

Rusty door hinge Necklace

Rusty door hinge necklace

Vintage coral beads with Old door rosette Necklace

Vintage coral beads with old door rosette necklace

An Egg Nest Bracelet

An Egg Nest Bracelet

May Flower Baskets. Sweet Bouquet Earrings

May Flower Baskets. Sweet Bouquet Earrings

Turquoise Patina Necklace and Earrings

Turquoise Patina Necklace and Earrings

Filigree Oval Necklace with Crystal Components

Filigree Oval Necklace with Crystal Components

Fresh Light Sapphire Necklace with Soft Leaves

Fresh Light Sapphire Necklace with Soft Leaves

Vintage whistle necklace

Vintage whistle necklace

Petite Ruffled Rose and Grey Filigree Necklace ..

Petite Ruffled Rose and Grey Filigree Necklace. This from Sue: You can see Cassie of Sassy Cass and her Mom, Colleen Rausch at JUNKMARKET Under Glass "March Madness" March 1 through 3 at Otten Bros. Garden Center, Long Lake, MN. You'll love what they do as much as I do. See you at the greenhouse!

Cassie's Top 10 Pick for 2012: Vintage Hardware!

Cassie's jewelry is fabulous and incorporates vintage hardware into many of her pieces. So it's no surprise her Top 10 Pick for 2012 is Vintage Hardware. Here's what Cassie says: I'm sort of in love right now with hardware pieces. . . I feel like I'm always on the search everywhere I go for little pieces of chippy patina hardware.

Rustic Brass Pendants with Embellishments

Rustic brass pendants with embellishments

Starry night Necklace

Starry night necklace

Christmas brooch restyled into necklace

Christmas brooch restyled into necklace

Chippy repurposed old door knob backplates

I bought these old door backplates a while back not sure of the end result, but they turned out to be perfect as necklaces! I love incorporating old chippy pieces that I find with lacy lucite...

Fun Fall Inspired Bracelet

This was so much fun to work on! Deep citrine rhinestones are vintage and have been hand-set with a woodland accent charm that is centered in the middle of this design. Perfect for fall and the...

Recent comments

Re: Swarovski Crystal Heart Necklace with Charm Bracelet Valentine Inspired Design

Thanks everyone had fun creating this one!!!!

Re: Valentine "Chandelier"

Just Lovely. . . .

Re: Organ button necklace with frosty grey beads

Thank you everyone. . . for such nice comments!! I got the organ button just shopping around at vintage shops - as we all love to do. :))

Re: more. JUNKMARKET's Little Sister is here!!

Congrats Sue!!So excited for you cant wait to see the store in person!!

Re: Sometimes I like to brag about my friends....

Annie I just love love your style. . .Those boots are really cool - are you ever selling anything like that on etsy?

Re: Table Top Turned into Rustic Signage

Wow - you are so talented this turned out amazing! I cant wait to see more from you!

Re: Brown Sea Glass Pendant - Reclaimed from the Sea

Such a great design for this time of year! The mother of pearl is a really nice touch. . . beautiful wire wrapping.

Re: Studio Space

This is such a beautiful work space Gretchen. . .so important to create somewhere that is inspiring to you - this is wonderful!

Re: Kithchen of the Blue Island

This turned out really neat! I'm just loving the color - nice find.

Re: Edgemont Tin & Film Storage Box Metal Birdhouse

I'm always so amazed at what you come up with! This one is really cool!

Re: Paint Stir-er Flower...

Love it! Totally whimsical meets industrial!

Re: Old College Futon Side Arm Repurpose

This is so great!! I've never seen anything like it . . . so unique

Re: Sea Glass Sun Garden Ornament and Windchimes

This is so cheerful, love it

Re: ladder made into pot rack

Love this. . . looks great. Such a great idea for a kitchen

Re: All Fans on Deck!

This is so fun. . . love the sign. What a great project

Re: Repurposed Water Fountain with Old Galvanized & Silverplate Parts

This is so amazing!! I would love this in my backyard!! You went above and beyond with this one!

Re: Sweet Junk Nothings...

Such a sweet little idea - love the old leather too!

Re: Deck-orating...

Looks so wonderful. . . I totally want to sit out there. Loving the roller-skate plant holder!

Re: 7 UP Racket Sign in Progress!

Very cool, would love to see more!

Re: 1880's Reproduction industrial Cart

This is amazing! I love that it has wheels . . very functional.

Re: Does this Side Table Stack Up?

Lani - awesome ideas! Those books are amazing. . . you cant find these just anywhere, what a cool find.

Re: JUNKMARKET Tablescapes - Twin Cities Live Video

This is so awesome Sue!! You are such a talented lady. . loving all you ideas!

Re: Turning stairs into a TV stand

Very cool - would love this in my living room!

Re: Old Frames and Old Photos

Such a great idea salvaged spaces! Just love all your projects, such a sweet blog you have too!

Re: Spring into spring with a fun Easter display

So nice - gets me excited for Easter!

Re: Jewelry stand

Such a great idea for jewelry - you've given me inspiration to figure out a different way to organize my jewelry!

Re: Shadow box window

Love the flower/wood box - so sweet next to a window! Lovely!

Re: Zipper Bracelets

This is so creative. You should definitely have these on etsy - people would just love them!

Re: recycled drawers into planter!

great idea!

Re: Paint a chalkboard on textured wall, framed with pallet wood

Love the chalkboard look for the family command center - so great!

Re: Before and After: Old Chandelier Turned into Desk Lamp

Very cool - love the industrial look!

Re: My "Top 10 Junk Pick"...NUMBERS

I just love, love numbers. I'm always excited to see your posts Jim, you have such a great style!

Re: A New Life for an Old Thermos and Jar

Just love this- the burlap and lace wrap is just so sweet. Great ideas

Re: The spring mantel that will never die

just lovely!

Re: map & coat hooks

Perfect for a boys room - thanks for sharing!

Re: Continuation of JMS "Top Ten" Brian's Favorite Junk Parts

Very cool - I just love all the different colored faucet handles.

Re: Desert Wood Votive Candle Holder

This is really cool - never seen anything like it!!

Re: A Little Sense of Humor Goes a Long Way

This is so great!!!

Re: JMS Contributor, Laurel Putman Will Grace the Halls of JUNKMARKET Under Glass "March Madness"!

Cant wait to see what your bringing!! Talk soon.

Re: Upcycled Baseboard Coat Hangers, Bottle Opener & Bell!

So creative Brian. . love it

Re: Kitchen Pot and Untensil Rack

this is great - you gave me some kitchen inspiration!

Re: Kitchen & Breakfast Nook Makeover ~ part 1 ~ the kitchen

Wow the make over really opened up the whole kitchen- fresh and beautiful!

Re: Farm house Shabby Chic distressed Kitchen Hutch...

Such a sweet shabby hutch - the work you put into this really shows!

Re: Vase container on board!

Simple and sweet! Very cute!

Re: Cuddling up to Valentine's Day

beautiful work! the detail is amazing . . your very talented, a perfect valentine inspired necklace!

Re: The Chair That No One Wanted

I love chairs covered with old feed sacks - this is great!! I would love to have seen the b4 picture!

Re: Happy Valentine's Day

Beautiful!! Happy Valentines everyone!

Re: Traffic Light Lens & Muffin Pan Bird Feeders

I'm amazed by your creativity - great job. . love this!

Re: Cassie's Top 10 Pick for 2012: Vintage Hardware!

Thank you so much everyone for such nice comments. . it means a lot! I had so much fun working on this project!!

Re: The Vintage Wedding

Love this Jim - really tells a story. Love that you have pictures of your family too!

Re: Ladders, ladders everywhere!

Such great ideas Donna! You have a beautiful home. . .every picture shows how talented you are!

Re: Bathroom Remodel - Floating Suitcase Shelf

This really caught my eye - what a cool idea!

Re: Holiday Mantel

My comment here makes me laugh!!!! Can you tell I was a little out of it during the holidays!!

Re: Andrea's Top 10 Pick: Rust

Lets all hear it for rust!!! Rust gives such great character, simply love it! Wonderful pictures Andrea

Re: Primping in the Ladies Room

Great bathroom ideas! I just love this bright color it adds so much. So pretty and feminine . . thank you for sharing

Re: Small Kitchen Organization...

Love, love your ideas! I'm really liking your refrigerator with the large chalk board - really fun!

Re: First of the 2012 "Top Ten" Picks from JMS Editors and Contributors

This post gives me such inspiration!! I just love everything - thank you for sharing Lanette!

Re: Up with the sun....gone with the wind.

very creative - thanks for sharing

Re: Iron Lamp

This lamp is so neat!! Very industrial - love, love the gear base!!

Re: Wedding Decorations Thus Far

It sounds like its going to beautiful!! Great ambiance with the candles and string lights - wow!

Re: Altered Ironstone

This is really cool, and am also wondering how you did it? Will check your blog! Thanks for sharing!!

Re: Welcome Velkommen

Love it!! Great idea for front door or entry!

Re: Thrift Store Container for Herb Garden

What a sweet idea - thanks for sharing!!

Re: Ladder Craft Organizer

This is great!! I have a jewelry/craft room and am always thinking of different ways to organize - great inspiration!

Re: Colored Mason Jars

Wow! I've never seen this before - very cool, what a great idea.

Re: An Easy Nature Inspired Winter Garland

Thanks for the inspiration Donna- Beautiful!!

Re: Going Authentic

Great post Suzanne! So true!

Re: Hockey Mom Charm Necklace

So clever. . . love that little glass bottle.

Re: Trunk Turned Settee

what an awesome creation. . . love the fabric pattern too!

Re: Repurposed Antiques at the Christmas Bazaar

I just love burlap - clever idea to use for stockings. All looks so fun, wish I had a closer look!! Happy New Year

Re: Teacher Gifts with Junque Appeal

Such a great idea! The lace and vintage pins really add a nice touch.

Re: Button "M"

Such a thoughtful gift - I bet she loved it!

Re: Jewelry Organizer

This is so fun! What a clever/fresh design.

Re: Welcome to my office

This is very cool - I should have you come over and help me organize my office/jewerly room! Great job

Re: Caribou Paper Art Silhouette by Colleen Rausch

This is awesome!! Very creative -

Re: Restyled Vintage Christmas Ornaments

Love! Love! this I want a couple for my dining room table!

Re: Christmas Bells

Very sweet. . .

Re: A Holiday Show-Stopper for Sheri

This really is a show stopper - would love to wear this to a holiday party. . . awesome job!!!

Re: Redesigned Christmas Ornaments

These are so great - I love the sheet music ones

Re: Christmas brooch restyled into necklace

thank you for the lovely comments everyone. . .

Re: Budget Cabinet Makeover!!!

I really love what you did here. . love when people put glass door cabinets in there kitchen. I was recently thinking about doing that to mine. It does really open your kitchen up. . fab. job!

Re: Junky metal box necklaces with sassy gals to inspire your life!

Great little sassy sayings. Love it with the rusty box - I totally want one!

Re: Repurposed Folding Rulers

What a creative idea! love it!

Re: Holiday Mantel

Just beautiful!! I'm curious - why 25?? Love this creation very fresh and inviting!

Re: HUGE...Antique Corbel Floor Lamp

Wow!! I've never seen a lamp like this - its amazing. Your so talented.

Re: Jewelry Trees

This is great - I would love one of these to display my jewelry!! Very creative

Re: piano bench

Such great texture to this bench- so glad its out of the trash! Looks lovely

Re: Seed bag from the past.

That is such a cool seed bag - So fun for outside decor like in the pic.

Re: My Redesign on a Redesign!

Oh so beautiful - I want this in my backyard!! The church windows are stunning!

Re: Hand designed paper Christmas clips

These are so sweet! I'm so glad I recieved a couple of these for my birthday!(thanks mom) They are so versatile - I currently have them clipped on my christmas tree!

Re: Bike Rim Wreath

Very sweet - I want one of these to hang on my front door! Very lovely, I'm also really enjoying your blog.

Re: Music sheet Christmas wreath

Very lovely - I also love vintage sheet music I use it in my jewelry whenever possible!

Re: My New Wall decor

This is so refreshing to look at. Lovely photography too!

Re: Crazy Watch Pendant

Wow! cool idea - I bet she will love this gift

Re: "Absinthe Wings" Necklace

Great job - love, love rhinestones and the colors are perfect for the holiday season!

Re: Vintage Sled Centerpiece

What a great idea! Welcome Tammy - Love the greens under the sled too

Re: Simple (boy, do I mean simple) fall decorating

Happy thanksgiving - love the fall colors. Makes me really appreciate fall a little longer instead of jumping so fast to christmas. Thanks for sharing this Andrea

Re: There's a sawhorse on my mantel...

Donna - Great display idea! And such beautiful pictures.

Re: Chippy repurposed old door knob backplates

Thank you everyone for such a warm welcome! I'm excited to be here!

Re: Christmas in a Can-ister...

These are so sweet Laurel! Yes, I'm catching myself singing christmas toons already!

Re: More Upcycled Decorative Birdhouses

I've never seen such a creative approach to birdhouses like this. This is amazing - love the black and white one!

Re: A gutsy wheelbarrow coffee table

I love, love this!! What a cool idea - I totally want this in my living room!

Re: How to Use Candles that No Longer Burn

Great idea! You are such a creative lady. I have some pillars around my house I might have to try this out:)

Re: Hotel Key Fob Necklaces

This is great - I would love one of these! Your very creative

Re: Ode to the Birch Tree and the Great Outdoors

This is great Lani - I just love, love your style! Such a calming feel for the winter months ahead.

Re: A Simple Window Covering Solution

This is awesome Sue!! I could really use some of those hangers - great idea!

Re: Fun Fall Inspired Bracelet

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments! I'm in love with junkmarket style - such an amazing way to stay connected!