Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tree of life inspirational copper cuff

Lots of new things coming your way. Here is one design. Industrial meets earthy! Here is our new cuff that can be personalized with any wording of your choice! This is my Tree of Life inspirational cuff. This cuff is handcrafted and designed by me. I have put 2 metals together to complement each other. You can find it at or my website at

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Giveaway - Men's Monogram Leather Cuff/Bracelet

Sorry - Drawing is now over

This is MadGab Designs first ever drawing giveaway!!

This giveaway serves 2 purposes - as a way of introducing our newest leather cuff and also a way of providing a store sample for our cuff.

OK - father's day is coming up! This will make a wonderful and unique fathers day gift.

This cuff will be custom created to fit your individual wrist size. The leather is hand cut, hand dyed. The monogram is stamped onto fine silver.

If you would like a chance to win this cuff there are several criteria you have to meet.

1. You have to agree that if you win this cuff it will serve as a display model for a boutique in MadGab Designs local living area until 6 days before Father's Day (your cuff will be sent to you USPS Priority Mail - so will arrive in plenty of time)

2. Become a fan of MadGab Designs in Facebook - (one entry)

3. Go to MadGab Designs guestbook page to leave a valid email address (one entry) and take a look around.

4. After looking around MadGab Designs come back here and mention your favorite piece of jewelry (one entry)

It's that simple.

Giveaway ends 11:50 est April 25th. A winner will be selected by and announced April 26th.

Good Luck!!!:)

Winner is Lisa - lcg842@....... - Congrats!!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Get to meet me appetizer

Wow - my own blog. I thought what better way to introduce myself than to bring an appetizer. OK, not physically. When I go to someones house for the first time (and my friends will tell you for the 3rd and 100th times) I always, always bring the same dish. It's totally a no fail, super easy and a crowd pleaser recipe.

Here it is:

1 can of Pillsbury crescent roll
1 jar of pesto
1/2 lb of black forrest ham - thinly sliced
1/2 lb of swiss cheese - thinly sliced

Pre-heat oven to 370
Get your cookie sheet, lay out tin foil the length of the cookie sheet. Unroll cresent roll being carefull not to let the seams pull apart and lay length wise along cookie sheet. If seems open up just pinch them back together. Get your jar of pesto. The kind I buy usually is loaded full of olive oil. I drain it. Too much olive oil on the dough will make it too gooey. I spread the pesto on the dough very lightly. Again too much and the flavor will be overwhelming. Put one layer of ham on top of the pesto, then, one layer of swiss cheese on top of ham. OK this next step I hope I can explain. You basically want to have the 2 long ends meet in the middle so you have one long folded piece of dough with the connecting seam running length wise along the middle. Here's how I do it. It took about the 100th time making this when a light bulb went off in my head. I take the foil and all and fold the dough where I want it to fold, while holding down with one hand I gently pull from the foil. Then I do the same to the other side. Hope this part makes sense if not let me know and I will try to explain. Now this next part (another late discovery), before I place in the oven I take those same foil sides that I used to fold over the dough and I tent it over the dough. I dont seam them together I just want it gently tented. Otherwise the ends will darken way before the center is done and if I seal the tent then the dough will not cook right.

Place in oven for approximately 20. Open oven and carefully lay the foil back down flat so the dough will brown. Put back in the oven and check again in about 10. It should be a golden brown all over - if it is not quite there go for 5 more minute interervals.

Wow - my husband would say reading my recipe would be like listening to me trying to give driving directions!!!

So, welcome to MadGab Designs and enjoy your appetizer!!