Sunday, January 22, 2012

Snow Storm Creations

We had a winter storm over the weekend.  Friday into Saturday.  Snow and  heavy accumulations of ice...all kinds of precipitation was heaped on us.  By Tuesday, it will be melted and turned into a nice sloppy mess.  Anyway, since we stayed put Saturday and didn't venture out...besides,  cars + ice = ditches and tow trucks,  I made myself useful and put some jewelry designs together.  Without interruption!  Yes.  I could take my time and bang out some new jewels without watching the clock.  And I love days like that.  They are so few and far between.  These lovelies will be listed in my ETSY shop and my WEBSITE in the coming week.

A floating cherub showing off a filigree finding and blue stone.  Notice remnants of old ribbon still apparent.  Possibly an award, medal or old choker?

A statement brass cuff with a marriage of rhinestones and fabric

Earrings with sterling wires, white rosaries, vintage french connectors, tiny vintage rhinestone connectors and stacks of glass pearls in pastels

Romantic red stands out with vintage red, ivory and grey glass pearls from a vintage necklace, a red religious medal with a precious bow, and a portion of an art deco rhinestone buckle. 

Pretty baubles of old....

See what happens when you lock yourself in?  Stay warm if your in my neck of the snow covered woods! 


Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Matched Set

My boyfriend's holiday party is this weekend.  His employer decided it was better to wait until after the holiday rush to have it in January.  Not a bad idea, really.  But for me...that means shopping for a dress.  Can I just say this?.....UUUGGGH!!!

First...I hate clothes shopping.  Let me repeat that:  HATE.  I am not shaped like a telephone pole with nipples.  Nope.  I have a figure, people.  I have been blessed with boobs an a butt.  The 1950's figure.  I really shouldn't complain.  But it is impossible to find clothes that don't make me look like I'm 9 months pregnant and shouldn't be too far from the nearest hospital.  So shopping for a dress for this upcoming party wasn't the most pleasant experience. 

After trying on over a dozen dresses, I narrowed it down to three.  And of course the one I felt fit and looked the best was NOT on sale.  12 dresses.  11 on sale.  Not mine.  Perfect.  Here it is:

At least I already had shoes to match.  Not having to shop for the perfect pair of shoes only to find the one's I love are only in sizes 5 1/2 and 12, was a total score.   I then realized I needed jewelry to match too.  Wait!  Hey...I AM a jewelry designer.  Right?  So why not make my own jewelry for this soiree?  Great advertising too. are the crown jewels:

Aurora boealis rhinestones, vintage rosaries, shell beads, faceted black glass bead chain, and a centerpiece featuring a goldtone circle brooch with a floral spray.

Oh, and by the way, the bracelet and earrings are listed in my ETSY shop and my WEBSITE.  You'll be able to spot me at the party by the tags dangling from my jewelry, ala Minnie Pearl.