Thursday, July 7, 2011


Summer time is the perfect time for birthday parties... then again, isn't every season!?  :) 

Check out these PRECIOUS party decorations...

CARS Happy Birthday Banner

Name Banners

Ribbon Topiaries

Month Banners

Highchair Banners


Party decorations for any occassion!!  You choose your theme and colors!  Check it out...

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Some great shops…

It’s Friday


I like to showcase some of my favorite shops on Fridays, so, here we go. . .


A shop I just recently found is Lil Lainey Bug.  She specializes in comfortable yet modern clothes for babies and toddlers.  Her items are ADORABLE…

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(this sweet romper is one of my favorites!)

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You can find Lil Laney Bug on Facebook here.




Another shop I found recently is ModmomME.  They have the cutest handmade accessories for mom and baby!

Check out this super cool diaper bag…


but wait, that’s not all. . . look at what it does…


How great is that!

She also has amazing things for moms (and you can color coordinate!. . .)


Double Zipper Wet Bag/Dry Bag


Notepad Clutch


Waterproof Wet Bag

You can find modmomME on Facebook here.


Another children’s boutique that I LOVE is 5 Little Monkeys

5 Little Monkeys offers whimsical children’s clothing including smocked dress and children's clothing as well as functional play wear.

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How sweet is this?

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You can find 5 Little Monkeys on Facebook here.


Find these shops on Facebook and check them out! There are so many cute things!! Tell them Purely Silver sent you!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

A Day in the Life of Purely Silver…

I have always wanted chronicle the process of making one of our pieces.  So, I figured if I’m going to take the time to take all the pictures, I might as well post it here and share our process with all of you…
This shows the steps that we go through to make one of our best sellers – the wax seal letter charm
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Ok, here we go…
This is how it all starts, Art Clay Silver and an actual wax seal.
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This is the piece still in clay form, once we press it out it needs to dry completely before we put it in the kiln.
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This is where the magic happens!
Ready to go!
Just getting started… The silver needs to get up to 1400 degrees
Almost there…
All done! Ready to cool down…
Now that, my friends, is hot!
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This is the silver straight out of the kiln, it may look like the clay form, but it is actually pure silver now. It comes out of the kiln with a white coating.
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We use a wire brush to clean the silver, a little rubbing and the silver starts to show through.
We use Patina Gel to oxidize the pieces.
We keep them in the gel until they get nice and dark.
And then we start to polish using 3M polishing papers. There are 6 colors – ranging from 400 grit all the way up to 8000 grit.
We polish…
and polish…
and polish…
and polish…
and polish…
and polish… whew!
Now it’s time to drill the hole… very carefully!  This is usually a job my husband does, because I’m not very good at it!
All done!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Spreading the Momma Love

So as I was literally on my hands and knees scrubbing my kitchen and entryway floor this morning (I’ve yet to find a mop that I actually like) . . .
cinderalla scrubbing
All I could think was, “THANK YOU JESUS that I am at home scrubbing the floors!”  I am so thankful and blessed that I am able to stay home.  It is one of the greatest gifts I have received.  So, as I was scrubbing, I started thinking about all my stay-at-home momma friends (and even some that don’t) and just wanted to share some love, we’ve got to support each other!  So here is a little run down on some that I know and love and some that I don’t know but still love!
I have a dear sweet friend, wecreationz, that makes the CUTEST little girl and boy clothes.
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She is a grammy to two of the cutest little babies you’ve ever seen!  And better yet, she’s having a giveaway!
check her out! WECREATIONZ
My friend, pookie Posh, makes the CUTEST handmade embroidered baby items…
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If you have a baby shower coming up you must visit Pookie Posh!
I have always wanted to be able to make handmade children’s clothes, I haven’t made anything good enough yet, but I’m still trying!  I just recently purchased two patterns from Sew Sweet Patterns.  I am hopeful this time because the patterns are very detailed and understandable (a must for a beginner like me!)
Here are the two I purchased
They have SOOOOO many cute beautiful patterns, check them out!

One of my ALL time favorite people to check out is
Oh my word, this girl is one of the most creative, talented people I know of.
Just look at these. . .
brownie-goose actually offers this pattern for sale!
She is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G
Sweet Bella makes some the sweetest personalized notecards around!
Such a unique and perfect gift for almost any occasion!
Check her outSweet Bella!
I’m going to showcase differnet mommas every friday!
So, check back!!