Sunday, August 22, 2010

Etsy Treasury

I am honored to be included in PamMade's "Courture Trashion" Treasury at Etsy with the theme of:

"Elegantly upcycled, chic refashioned finds that look rich but are kind to the earth and your wallet!"

She chose my refashioned bracelet - Rhinestone Twist - that features a gorgeous antique rhinestone buckle, old rosary elements and black freshwater pearls:

I have included the link to you can browse the stunning works of all talented artists she chose for her Treasury as well as PamMade's link to view her beautiful works:

Thank you, Pam, for your wonderful discoveries!


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Weekend Gatherings

Saturday morning at 6:30AM I am standing in line at an estate sale about a half hour away from my home.  I had no idea the surprise that awaited me when I walked through the door.  Apparently, the estate belonged to a 90 year old man who was a hoarder.  And from what I saw, he kept everything!  The house was packed from floor to ceiling.  I think I went into each room five or six times and still found something I hadn't seen the time before.  There were so many things I passed up as I was trying to stay focused in my search for old jewelry and trinkets for my creations.  Here is just a sampling of what I found!!

Look at all these Deco pieces!!  I was is in hog heaven!  And I got it all for a song!

And there's more...........!!

Beautiful necklace with an amethyst colored stone and an 1930's Deco dress clip!  So pretty!

My two favorite finds of the old rose dish and mother of pearl rosaries!

Can't wait to start creating new designs!!

................What a great day I had!
........Happy Hunting!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Starting Over

Everyone has done it one time or another....starting over.  It was back to the drawing board for me as I wanted my blog to have a new appearance and feel.  So I though it best just to start anew!

So many things have happened recently.  I just launched my website  for my jewelry designs.  One of a kind refashioned antique and vintage jewelry.....a chic collection of salvaged treasures!  Here are some of my creations........

What do you think?  I just love creating each and every piece.  I usually have several pieces started at once...waiting for the finishing touches.  Idea's run rampant through my mind so I start putting my jewels together as soon as the light bulb goes off!

I have also listed some pieces on, store name "My Boutique Bijou" and joined some wonderful sites that promote creative women... and  I have been completely blown away by the talent and creativity of you all out there.  Amazing.

Hopefully, I will meet each and every one of you through our blogs or these wonderful websites!

Until next time........

Love what you do and do what you love!