Posts Tagged ‘jewelry’

Oh, My Deer!

Monday, July 27th, 2015

I found a package of small plastic deer toys at the antique shop, I added an eye screw to one and turned him into a charm for a necklace. I also added some book text that syas “Oh, deer” to a vintage D Scrabble tile and soldered around the edges for the other charm. I love how this one turned out! This necklace is currently for sale in my Etsy shop.

Oh Deer Charm Necklace


A Snip and a Stitch

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

This lovely shadow box style necklace is made with snippets of vintage lace and vintage measuring tape with a vintage button and a silver scissors charm.

Vintage Sewing Notions Necklace

This necklace is now available in my Etsy shop.


A Little Bird Told Me……..

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

that I’ve got several new bird items in my Etsy shop!

Rockin’ Robin soldered pendant:

Robin Pendant

Tasha Tudor Duckling Pendant:

Duck Pendant

Tweet Little Robin Card:

Robin Card

And visit my bird section on Etsy for more bird jewelry.


Spring Cleaning!

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Panda Dictionary Pendant

I’ve marked down over a dozen soldered glass pendants in my Etsy shop from $16 to only $7, click here to check out my sale.


What the Latest Buzz………?

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

April showers bring out the flowers which also brings all the pretty insects too!

You can find these sweet Honey Bee and darling Lady Bug pendents in my Etsy shop. They are made using book illustrations from a vintage children’s dictionary.

Honey Bee Pendant

Lady Bug Pendant


Literary Inspiration

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Here are two new charm necklaces inspired by two of my favorite books and authors, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Although these necklaces have sold necklaces like these can be purchased at my Etsy shop.

Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice Necklace

Alice in Wonderland

Both have hand stamped and colored images sealed with resin in scalloped metal bezels and hand stamped metal tags.  Jane’s necklace has a ink pen nib charm and Alice has a cupcake charm. I’ve been teaching myself how to stamp on metal and it’s loads of fun, I love being able to add any words and text to charms.

Here’s how I made these.

For the main charms:
I first stamped the image I wanted onto white cardstock and colored them with alcohol markers and then use a round paper punch that was the same size as the inside of my jewelry bezel and punched out my colored images.
I used a little resin to place the circles inside the bezels (be sure to test your resin and make sure it won’t make your inks run) and then I used my Crop-o-dile punch to punch a small hole through the paper and the bezel.
I then filled the bezel with resin and let it dry make sure not to fill in the punched hole.
For the metal charms:
I placed the metal charm blanks onto a hammering block and using metal letter stamps and a small hammer to stamp out the words.
Next I used a permanent thin tipped black sharpie marker to add ink to the stamped letters.
I then added jump rings to all the charms and strung them on a ball chain.

Both of these charm necklaces are currently available in my Etsy shop.


A Bevy of Buttons

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

I love using vintage buttons in my jewelry and collage, especially white mother of pearl, so pretty! Here’s a grouping of jewelry and a collage I’ve made using buttons. Everything shown is currently in my Etsy shop.

Vintage Button Jewelry and Art

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

Paper Pins

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Chipboard Pins

I just did a review for Craft Gossip for Silhouette’s new chipboard. This thin chipboard cuts easily with the Silhouette die cut machine and I’m thinking of so many things I can make with it like banners, shrine boxes, little houses….

I’ve seen a lot of pretty jewelry pieces lately made with layered die cut wood and thought I could do the same using the chipboard. So I cut out my shapes along with pattern papers in the same shapes and sizes and layered them, using a glue stick to adhere them together. I used two layers of the chipboard for the bases just so they were nice and sturdy. I added a little ink to the edges for even more dimension and then glued on pin backs. I think these turned out really fun.