Thursday, September 29, 2011

Military Green and Fuschia?

You wouldn't think that a box full of old, broken, dirty, mis-matched and musty jewelry could make a persons heart flutter, but I am here to tell you otherwise!  Created around a sad single clip earring with rubbery plastic petals and a bright pink jewel, this neclace became a work of art.  I finished off the necklace above the flower with a vintage copper necklace with character, that may have seen better days, but now has gotten it's "second wind".

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ode to a Kitchen Cabinet Backplate!

Oh, WoodenBee, for the past two months I have been looking at the cabinet back plate that I purchased from you and dreaming of what I would create with it.  Well, the time is here and I would like to introduce you to this art deco work of art to wear.  This design may have to become something I create on a regular basis, now that I have the kinks worked out.  This particular necklace has quite a story in it's parts and pieces.  Of course the filigree pendant is a salvaged cabinet back plate, but the center piece is a found button placed where the knob would sit.  And last, but certainly not least, is the prism tear drop which was given to me from a friend's mother's jewelry collection.  Oh, the stories these jewels tell!

Monday, September 5, 2011

All about the gold...

I love this heavy chain!  This necklace has a great story and is made up of a chunky necklace, chunky bracelet and a length of super chunky chain!  I was a little nervous having the entire necklace made up of all golds, but it turned out pretty sweet!  Heck, I'd wear it...maybe I just will.