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!!