Thursday, September 19, 2013

Vintage Trinket Jewelry Course and Some Treasures for Sale

Hi everybody,

I want to share with you a couple of things I have made recently.  I have been having a good time playing with my hoarded saved up vintage jewelry parts.  I finally made 2 necklaces after taking an online class taught by the very talented Andrea Singarella over at Jeanne Oliver's Ning site.  It was so fun and so inspiring.  Definitely a nice diversion.

This necklace is my favorite.  I had purchased the frame looking piece which I think has garnets or garnet colored glass at an estate sale a couple of years ago.  Same with some of the faceted beads and chain.  The others I had purchased at Michael's and Etsy.  I added the beautiful Madonna picture and coated it with Diamond Glaze to give it that "under glass" look.  Several videos later, I learned how to wire wrap and how to turn beads into something that could be connected to other beads.  Handy info...

This piece features a really pretty old rhinestone dress clip and some rosary connectors in addition to some antique macaroni beads from a chandelier.

I wore it out to dinner last weekend with Mr French Laundry as we celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary.

Hard to believe it's been 17 years already...time flies when you're having fun I guess!

If you want to have some fun and take this jewelry making class, I believe you can still get in...cost is a very reasonable $10 and the videos are available until January 2014.  I highly recommend it.  Just pop on over to Jeanne Oliver's Ning site and check it out.

PART 2 of the post is about me reluctantly editing my collections.   It is hard letting go of things you love, but sometimes you end up with more than you need and then, the time has come to let them go to someone else who will love and appreciate them.  Usually, I put these things in one of my Etsy shops, but these are all hand made items by other artists, so in order to comply with the Etsy rules, I will just list them here.  I am hoping my Paypal purchase buttons work properly.  First come, first serve, like new, but for a discount over what I paid.  International buyers are welcome, but be advised that I will send an invoice for the additional shipping as listed on each item.  Happy Shopping!

A stunning hand painted silk ribbon rose pin from Meadow Street. Never used, still on the original card as sent by the artist.  Measures approximately 2 3/4 inches in diameter, not including the pretty streamers.

Beautiful Rose Pin $16 + $4 shipping (US ONLY).  If you are outside the U.S., you may purchase, but the shipping will be an additional $4 USD invoiced separately.


A beautiful altered antique shoe by talented blogger Rene' of Miss Gracie's House.  Measures 11 inches by 3 inches and stands 5 1/2 inches tall.  There are a few cracks in the creamy white paint, just adding to the character in my opinion.  Would be a great accessory for a vintage wedding, a gift for a bride, or just to use, as I did, in a spot where you want a little vintage romance.  See the photos for a better idea of just how lovely this piece is.

Altered Art Shoe $8 + $6 shipping (US ONLY) If you are outside the U.S., you may purchase, but the shipping will be an additional $6 USD, invoiced separately.

"Congratulations" tie on glass tags made by a Colorado Springs artist.  These are great to tie on to a bottle of wine or as a little extra thing on a package.  Each measures 3 inches by 1 inch and the vintage rayon seam binding ribbon adds an additional 4 inches.

Congratulations tag $5 (for one tag) + $3 shipping (US ONLY)  If you are outside the U.S., you may purchase, but the shipping will be an additional $3 USD, invoiced separately.


For any of the above items, I am happy to combine shipping if you purchase more than one thing.  Just go ahead and purchase and I will refund through your Paypal account. 

Until next time,

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