Monday, May 19, 2014

Jewelry Experiments

I have been making some jewelry lately inspired by a host of wonderful artists like Debby Anderson and Diane Cook.

I have been soldering and wire wrapping and putting to use a lot of vintage components and beads I have acquired over the years. I am total dilettante and love to try a bunch of different things as you can see if you have been following my blog for a while.

This pink piece is a necklace with vintage resin flower, glass bird from Flowerjasper Lampwork Beads. She is also on Etsy here.  I also wire wrapped various glass beads and a moonstone drop. This piece also has a vintage filigree clasp with glass bubble and a scrap of vintage book page.

This green piece has a soldered pendant with rhinestones, vintage filigree, vintage cherub/cupid, and a vintage earring drop

 Many of the clasps on these pieces are handmade by me.

This blue piece also has a soldered pendant with rhinestones, vintage filigree, vintage glass intaglio, blue faceted chalcedony drop.

More pink because I really am a pink girl at heart (I never used to be. I must be getting soft in my old age):

 There is also a soldered pendant with rhinestones, semiprecious abacus bead and a yellow opal drop. The chain is wire wrapped with rough cut aquamarines, citrines and pink abacus semi-precious beads. I taught myself the techniques but would love to do some classes someday and I will. Meanwhile I am having so much fun.

Have a wonderful day with lots of Vintage style.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Reopened Etsy Shop

I reopened my etsy shop today after a loooong hiatus. I made up quite a few kits because I know that crafty people like to make their own things. However all of the actual items are available for sale so message me if you are interested.

There is a card kit with supplies to make six of the sweetest little glittered cards for Valentine's Day or for anyday you need to send a card to someone special.

Some kits for little diioramas in papier mache shadowboxes:

This kit has a flat backed resin doll in a papier mache shadow box:

This one is in a round shadowbox with a glitttered ballerina, bird and hearts.

This kit has a little vintage Easter bunnyin a small round papier mache box:

This one comes with a little celluloid doll in a crepe paper dress and a tiny little deer.

There are kits for making felted wool hearts for Valentine's Day:

these have the cutest little flat backed resin dolls on them that I painted.

Perfect for Valentine's Day crafting:

Shotgun shells that can be used as bezels in jewelry making. I have removed the plastic parts from these shell casings:

Some cute little aqua sew-ons that can be glued or sewn onto your mixed media projects.

These come with either silver or gold bugle beads:

I plan to put more stuff in the shop soon.

There are also some old favorites such as these silver-colored plastic buttons.

These darling plastic baby dolls for crafting.

Some vintage flower millinery trim:

Sheets of EAS scrap paper with cherubs, right in time for Valentine's Day.

Please go over and have a look at my little shop and add me to your favorites.  Also if you are on Facebook, please like my business page here: Debs Vintage Chic Creations. The page is new but I plan to add lots more soon. I would love to keep in touch with you all.

Have a wonderful day with lots of Vintage style.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Birdhouse Ornaments

I also made eight birdhouse ornaments during the holiday season in 2013. I got the idea from similar vintage ornaments I have seen online and decided to make my own.

I used reproduction German scrap, gold Dresden, dyed felt, crinkly tinsel wire and vintage tinsel over wire for the handles.

Roofs are covered with glass glitter:

This one has a corrugated roof and old sheet music:

Also bits of old millinery:

 I made the roofs in different directions:

This one is the only one with a gold glass glitter roof:

The houses are wrapped with coffee dyed felt and crinkly wire.

All different:

so cute together:

Have a wonderful day with lots of Vintage style.