Thursday, February 17, 2011

Vintage Rhinestones from my travels

Rhinestones make me melt. The ultimate little luxury. Rhinestones are for all women. I have collected some special pieces over the years. Some came from The Brimmfield Antique Market in MA, Some from the New York Flea Market Scene. Enjoy. I may list some of my treasures on Etsy. It's just hard to part with them.

Friday, January 28, 2011

The Pacific Ocean

I remember the first time I saw the Pacific Ocean. I stuck my toes in the surf and was surprised to find out it was freezing. I also enjoyed my first sunset into the ocean. Having grown up in the North East I had only seen the sun rise over the open ocean.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Serene Seaglass Pendant

My stash of seaglass is running low, I can make a few dozen more pendants. New England is in a deep freeze and searching for more seaglass is out of the question. Handling seaglass on these cold winter days takes me back to the place I found it. I try to keep track of what came from where, as I feel it is important to know that. The origin of things matters, don't you think?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Hand dyed Antique Lace

I have only a small bit of my two favorite laces left. I need to get out to more antique shows and flea markets. I had so many boxes, I thought I would never run out. If you live in the Northeast you really have to go to Brimmfield. It is the most amazing antique market I have ever seen. This year had a theme for me. I found three brooches a spider, fly and beetle. I love them.

I dipped into my antique bead jar for this one...

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Beading for Winter Formal Event

This piece is a first attempt at anecklace for a friends Black Tie Fundraiser I like to make a few options when I do custom work. The next piece has a starry Night quality, I will post pics when that is finished. I plan to gift one of these to the fundraiser, as the money will go to NJ schools.

All materials are recycled from other vintage garments and accessories.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tattered Elegance

This statement necklace is for a friend in NYC. She has an opening to attend and wanted something spectacular. She is wearing this with a black riding jacket and lurex jeans. The beads and lace are vintage. The black lace is from a hand made mermaid dress that was worn on New Years Eve to the Limelight in NYC. The lace is going out for an encore.