Posts Tagged ‘key’

We’re All Mad Here

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Here’s a recent collage creation of mine, Alice in Wonderland themed with the “Drink Me” bottle on vintage Bingo card.

Currently available in my Etsy shop. 

Alice in Wonderland Bingo Card

What Time is It?

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

I love finding small vintage photos! I got a few recently at a antique show and one of them was an amazing Steampunk looking girl! Wearing a top hat and holding a cane she was perfect for a Steampunk/ Victorian inspired charm necklace. I also added vintage watch parts inside a vintage watch crystal along with a cool repro watch key charm. I think this necklace turned out super cool!

Steampunk Gal Mixed Media Charm Necklace

Alice is So Charming

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Wow, I’ve been a terrible blogger lately, sorry! Right before Thanksgiving my 93 year old Grandfather passed away and then I’ve been all caught up getting ready for the holidays, it’s been a hectic (and sad) time.

Right before all this happened though I spent a lot of time getting new jewelry pieces made and am just now getting them on-line. I made a bunch of single soldered pendants and also many charm necklaces too.

Here’s a few new Alice in Wonderland themed necklaces, all currently available in my Etsy shop (along with many more new items as well).

Alice in Wonderland

Red Queen charm necklace

Alice Down the Rabbit Hole charm necklace

Mad Hatter Charm Necklace

Thanks for stopping by!

Gears and Cogs and Watch Parts, Oh My!

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Here’s a couple of Steampunk themed collages I made recently. They both use a cool steampunk girl stamp from Sweet Pea stamps. The larger collage is on a vintage Bingo card with metal gears and cogs, move-able clock hands, it’s hanging from wire on metal grommets with a key charm.

Steampunk Bingo Girl Collage

The Art Card is on a reproduction small Bingo card that says Woman’s Auxiliary Air Force, it also has a metal gear.

steampunk art card

They are both currently avilabe in my Etsy Shop.


Monday, October 1st, 2012

I recently made several domino charms and charm necklaces for Fall and Halloween. Each domino is colored with ink and stamped with an image and then soldered around the edges.

This first one is all about one of my favorite poets Edgar Allan Poe, the round charm is a vintage wooden game piece and there is also a metal ink pen nib.

Poe Charm Necklace

I love this cool owl image, I added another game piece with the word “who”

Owl Charm Necklace

This one is a play on the term “skeleton key”, dancing skeletons on the domino, a metal key and skull bead

Skeleton Key Charm Necklace

This tiny pumpkin charm also has a little leaf bead on it

Pumpkin Domino Charm

and last but not least Ichabod better beware, the headless horseman is riding…..

Headless Horseman Domino Charm

These are currently available in my Etsy Shop.


Soar High

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Here’s another recent collage. Guess I’m on a quote kick, this one is inspired by a William Blake quote. It’s on 5″ x 7″ canvas board painted grey with vintage music sheet background. The cage is on a transparency and it’s embellished with a silver bird charm, metal key, metal clip, vintage measuring tape and letter beads.

Bird Cage William Blake Quote Collage

So Charming

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Here’s a couple of new charm necklaces I’ve made recently. I’m enjoying mixing altered and soldered game pieces and charms together.

The first one is sort of a pun, it’s a skeleton key necklace. A large metal key with a skull charm and a soldered domino charm with dancing skeletons.


This one is all Alice, a tiny glass bottle filled with blue beads and three soldered game charms, a domino with Alice on a blue background, an “A” scrabble tile with vintage “Alice” text and a vintage bingo tile with vintage “drink me” text.


These are both currently available in my Etsy shop, click here to visit.

Welcome Home

Friday, June 19th, 2009

I love the shape of a house as a base for a collage, it’s warm and well, so homey:) I just finished this collage on canvas board, the background on the board is layers of Tim Holtz’ crackled paint with several colors of ink rubbed over top of the paint. I cut the shape of the house and chimney from vintage book paper, I inked the edges to make it more aged looking and added a strip from a vintage tape measure as the base of the house. I cut the roof out of black cardstock that has a white core, I then sanded it to bring out some of the white and make it look more shabby. I made a copy of a lovely Victorian photograph I have and mounted it in the middle of the house using black photo corners. I had a small piece left from timming the tape measure and added it like a house number. Before I attached the roof I added some letters cut from an vintage book, small brads and sewed on a large metal key. I think a collage like this would be the perfect house warming gift for someone moving into a new home.




My Collagey Valentine

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Made a couple of collage art Valentine cards today.

The first one is an image of a vintage couple, I mounted them on scallop edged black paper to look more like the old photos that have that type of edge, added some vintage lace and a pink paper heart with the word “love” cut from an old book. The background is vintage music paper that’s been stitched onto cardstock on my sewing machine and then mounted onto a pink card. There is also an old looking key tied with pink rick rack ribbon. The inside of the cards says “You hold the key to my HEART”


The next one is another of my felt owls (I’ve done other cards and ATC’s with him) sitting on a stamped branch, he’s also on vintage music paper surrounded by falling pink stamped hearts that’s stitched onto cardstock and mounted on a pink card. The outside says “Whooo Loves You” and the inside says “I do!”.

All stamps used are by Close To My Heart