Posts Tagged ‘books’

Rustic Living

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

I’ve got new soldered pendants made with vintage Tasha Tudor book pages.Available now in my Etsy shop.

Tasha Tudor Pendants


It’s a Reading Rainbow!

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Authors, quotes and books………….

Authors, quotes and books

All available in my Etsy shop. 

Once Upon a Time………

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

A collection of Fairy themed items from my Etsy shop.


Once Upon a Time...

Reading is FUNdamental

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

In many of the vintage books I find there is usually a sweet picture on the title page of a child or animal reading a book, these make some of my favorite pendants! I love to read and despite the fact that I cut up books for my art I do dearly love books. I always try to find books that are falling apart, unwanted and unloved so I can give them a new life.

Here’s a few new “reading” pendants, both are currently available in my Etsy shop. And be on the look out for lots more new pendants in the coming weeks, I’ve gotten several great books recently with some wonderful illustrations.

Child Reading Pendant

I adore this one, a boy reading to his dog…
Boy and Dog Reading Pendant


Friday, April 2nd, 2010

I recently went to a wonderful large antique show with a friend (who bought a super cool vintage Ouija board) and found a couple of really cute children’s books from the 60’s. People are always asking me where I find the book I use for my art work and my best recommendations are used book shops and antique shows, you can usually find some really great books, vintage photos, postcards, music sheets, etc.

Here’s a couple of soldered pendants I made using some illustrations from one of those books.

A tiny cute squirrel, the back says “oh nuts”:

A sweet fawn, the back says “oh deer”:

a sly little fox, the back says “foxy”:

and my personal fave a chimp in a party hat and pink bow tie:

I think the back is pretty funny too:

Almost Antiques

Friday, February 12th, 2010

One of the great old children’s books I got recently was in really bad shape, pages torn, falling apart and crumbling but it wasn’t surprising considering the book was dated 1918, it’s almost 100 years old! It has some simply gorgeous illustrations in it, lots of cute animals reading books and fairies in flowers, they are simply lovely! Here are a few soldered pendants I’ve made with some of the illustrations.

An adorable frog on a lily pad reading:

A trio of birds reading / singing:

A sweet bunny rabbit reading, I love the little bird perched on the top of the book:

a dandy black crow all dressed up and strutting around (I added a black patina to the solder on this one):

a dapper fairy sitting in a morning glory (this one is going to my mom for her birthday, she loves fairies and is a world class gardener)