"Just as storytelling is not complete until shared with another, designing jewelry cannot be truly complete until the client and designer balance functionality and playfulness in a story of their own." -Ms. Panda

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Shot Through the Heart - Design Studio

This is my original "Shot Through the Heart" necklace design.

Step 1: Choose two hearts.

Reds & Pinks

Black, furry, grey and silver hearts. 

JUST ARRIVED - Purple and Teal Blue!

Step 2:

Choose the chain you prefer.

Precious stones.


Real Silver.

Heart link Gunmetal.

Heart link gold, heart link silver, black/gold chain.

Step 3: Email me - amanda.steinhaus@gmail.com and I will make it!

*** OR ***

You can go for the "Shot Through the Heart" design #2:

Made to desired length!  

Newest Inspirations, Collaborations, and more!

This is what I've been doing since my last update!

Staying busy - which is GOOOOOOD!

New heart link gold chain!  $25

NEW Crystal beaded chain - $25

NEW Precious JADE chain - ON SALE - $72!!!  Orig. value $90.

Flip side of JADE necklace. ONE OF A KIND.

New Sterling Sliver and Gunmetal options!

Top - Gunmetal Double Tiffany inspired links
Second from top - Silver Double Tiffany inspired links
Third from top - Silver Hammered single Tiffany inspired links
Bottom - Silver double links

*Incorporate any of the high quality chains above into your design at a total necklace cost of $50, 
or buy 2 and get 20% off!!! 

*Incorporate any of the high quality chains above into your design at a total necklace cost of $50, 
or buy 2 and get 20% off!!!


Above - CRAZY CHAIN made from beer tabs!!!  Price depends on length of chain. 
Starting at $40 for a 16" (standard length) necklace.
Add $2.50 per inch after that. 

 FEELIT in downtown San Diego, CA @ 909 E Street, 92101.

Latest Collaborations:

Leopard front / Gold furry back on re-purposed gold/coin/black bead chain for Gina V!!!


Red Reptile heart with black reptile back and gunmetal heart chain for Elaine F.!!!


This chain is a buyer favorite!!!

If you like what you see - contact me at:


and let's design one for you today!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

True Word Of Mouth Collaboration

Linda saw my  "Shot Through the Heart"  necklace on a customer in a pet store where she works. 

She contacted me via Facebook for a collaboration and I was delighted to help her create her new favorite necklace!

I linked her to my "Parts and Labor" blog post 
and she asked for a hot pink and white heart with a double gold chain.

I did what I do and cut out some hearts with her in mind.  Yesterday, I sent her this picture text.

She chose the top left furry white heart and the hot pink without the stitching.

I put the pieces together and met her this afternoon to deliver.

She was stoked, as am I, so I made this other new one

- just cause I felt inspired by it -


Order now!  Supplies are limited on this amazing pattern!

Here are some other new textures and colors of leather.

I have many different kinds of leather, so if you want something in particular, just ask!

See the brown turtle pattern in the leather underneath?  So unique if you are looking for a brown!

Here are some examples of sterling silver chain.

Imagine the necklace below, with a leopard back??!!


Just needed to paint that mental image for you ;)


Hope to hear from you soon!

Email me at:


 to begin your own custom heart collaboration today!!!

Monday, January 30, 2012

In Stores Now!

So happy to be in my first boutique!!! 

It's called Alice Alfreda Women's Resale Boutique in Point Loma, San Diego, CA.

Look at the necklace the mannequin is wearing!!!

This is the display by the cash register :)

Making moves...STAY TUNED!!!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Latest News

Just sold! 

To Laurie, NEW gold leather mixed with sterling silver chain...

Just sold to my hair stylist, Lisa, a similar gold leather heart, 
but she chose to double up with gold and black chain.

My best friend, Pammy, just shared a picture of herself wearing
one of the first heart necklaces I ever made, nearly two years ago.

My friend, Jenny, wears the red side of her "Shot Through The Heart" necklace like a diva!


My favorite breaking news....

This photo is in the February issue of Vogue magazine.

Ahead of the times and right in line with a trend ;)


Monday, January 23, 2012

Parts and Labor

ALL hearts are all reversible. 
They are two pieces of leather bonded together
That means, YOU decide which colors and I make it just for YOU! 

I have these and MANY more! If you want something specific, just say so! 

Arrows are available in both SILVER AND GOLD and so is chain!


Each necklace costs $25 if I make it with any of the chain in the following pictures.

Chain is cut 16" unless otherwise specified.

I can double up the chain for $10 extra. 

Here are some that I have available for Valentine's Day.

Necklaces made with sterling silver chain are also 16" in length and are available for $50 each.

Here are the varieties I have on hand.

I also make earrings to match for an additional $20.

If interested, please email me at:

I will ship anywhere in the U.S. for only $2.50 extra :)

I look forward to hearing from you!


View current inventory on my Facebook jewelry page.