Posts Tagged ‘illustration’

Rum Tum Tugger was a Curious Cat…..

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Here’s some new soldered glass pendants made with Edward Gorey illustrations from a vintage copy of T.S. Elliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cat” , which was the inspiration for the musical CATS.

Gorey Cat Pendant

Gorey Cat Pendant

Gorey Cat Pendant

These are currently available in my Etsy shop.

It looks like Turner Home Movies has Been Here…….

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

If you’ve read this blog for any time you probably know how much I love Alice in Wonderland. I especially love the original Tennell illustrations which were published in black and white but sometimes you’ll find a copy with colorized illustrations. I found a small abridged version of Alice with color artwork at an antique store and they are the perfect size for pendants. Here’s a few soldered glass pendants I made recently with them.

Alice Croquet Pendant

White Rabbit Pendant

Alice telescoping Pendant

Queen of Hearts Pendant

I am the walrus (and these are my friends……)

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

I’ve added several smaller soldered glass charms to my Etsy shop made with vintage dictionary illustrations. Snippets of the definition for each animal is on the back of the pendant. I love how adding black patina to the solder really gives them that cool old look.

walrus pendant

indian rhino pendant

dolphin pendant

hedgehog pendant

fox pendant


Spring Has Sprung!

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

I think Spring is finally on it’s way, I saw my first chipmunk of the year and the first dandilion has popped up in the yard!

To help celebrate this wonderful time of year I’ve made several soldered glass pendant with animals that make me think Spring.

The first three (bunny, duckling and lamb) are vintage illustrations from a Tasha Tudor book. I love her work!
Tasha Tudor Rabbit Pendant

Tasha Tudor Duck Pendant

Tasha Tudor Lamb Pendant

This Robin pendant has a nest on the back and comes from a vintage children’s ABC book.
Robin Soldered Pendant

All (except the lamb, which sold) are in my Etsy shop right now.

Walking in the Woods

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Here’s a collection of cute new wooden brooches with vintage book illustrations.

Woodland Pins

Available in my Etsy shop.

It’s a ZOO Around Here!

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Here’s a collection of recent soldered glass pendants, all with cute zoo/wild animals.

zoo animals soldered pendants

All are currently available in my Etsy shop.

I’d Like to be Under the Sea…..

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

I love anything to do with the sea, under water animals totally fascinate me.

Octopus Dictionary Illustration Pendant

Manatee Dictionary Illustration Pendant

Whale Dictionary Illustration Pendant



The definition of…….

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Here are some new soldered glass dictionary pendants made with some wonderful vintage dictionary illustrations. These are all currently available in my Etsy Shop.

Flamingo Dictionary Pendant

Panda Dictionary Pendant

Wolverine Dictionary Pendant

Whale Dictionary Pendant

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

Blow a Bubble

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

The vintage children’s books I use for alot of my solder pendants sometimes have very tiny but cute art in them. Too small for even 1″ square pendants I thought I could find a way to make some teeny pieces with them. So recently I got some flat backed round glass bubbles that are about 3/4″. I soldered around the edges and back and they are perfect. Like a little window with a tiny surprise inside it. I adore the way they turned out!

These can currently be found in my Etsy shop.

Bubble Glass Pendants with Vintage Illustrations

Bubble Glass Pendants with Vintage Illustrations