Posts Tagged ‘page’

Deers and Donkeys and Bears, Oh My!

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Here’s a collection of new wooden pendants I’ve made. They are 1 1/2″ wide with a vintage book illustration sealed on a round wooden disc. Each has a sterling silver plated bail on the back for hanging on a chain.

Wooden Vintage Illustration Animal Pendants

All are available in my Etsy shop, only $7 each!

For Lenore

Monday, February 4th, 2013

I recently found an amazing antique book from 1912 about famous poets and I cut out some text from Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” for a soldered charm on this mixed media necklace. I also added a book and pen nib charm too.

Poe "The Raven" Quote Charm Necklace

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

SAVE THE WHALES! :)

-Heather

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

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

What’s a Tapir?

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

I’ve got some new pendants being listed in my Etsy shop, just in time for the holidays. Here’s a couple of new vintage dictionary illustration soldered pendants. BTW if anyone is looking for a certain animal or illustration for a custom pendant let me know, I might have it and I’m glad to do special orders if I can.

Here’s a cute koala bear:
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this hedgehog is so fun, although he looks more like a porcupine to me :) :
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 and I love this tapir, he’s really cool and unusal:
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Go Look It Up

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

When I was little and asked my parents what something meant they always told me to “go look it up”, i.e in the dictionary, encyclopedia, etc. It’s not that they didn’t want to help me, they wanted me to learn to use the books and find the answers for myself. Maybe that’s why I now love old dictionaries? I remember mine was red, with little cut out half circles on the pages where the letters where, funny how things like that stick with you.

Here’s a few soldered pendants made with illustrations from a wonderful vintage dictionary from the early 20’s. I added black patina to all the soldering and the backs of the pieces are their definitions.

a really cool raven:

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a fat little toad ( I just love him!):

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and a lovely bird in flight:

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The Solder’s been Flowin’

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

I recently found a couple more gorgeous vintage children’s books, one was in pretty bad shape and that makes it easier to cut it up:) They both have some wonderful illustrations that I’m turning into soldered pendants. Here’s a few I’ve made so far.

This first one I really love, the white cow is so sweet but mostly because I feel so clever with what I put on the back side:
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This next one is a sweet Momma Cat and her kittens:
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A birds nest and bird flying away (love this one!):
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and this one is a child riding a horse under a full moon, really neat:
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All these pendants are currently for sale here in my Etsy shop. And I’ll be adding even more in the next few days.