Thursday, January 29, 2009

I just found a box of vintage 80's sequin appliques






The box is marked with a ship date of 1987. There are about 50 different pieces. Even some cute little beaded bowties. It will take me some time to photograph them, any suggestions on how to make them look nice would be appreciated. I think I will list most of them on Etsy. I will be keeping my favorites! Enjoy

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Kieutie Pie featured me in her blog

She writes so beautifully. i highly recommend following her blog
http://etsyaddicts.blogspot.com/2009/01/jodifrench.html

New Mosaic






I still need to clean it up and polish the glass, but you can still get an idea of what it will look like.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

follow me on twitter

I am taking a second attempt at twitter,  follow me! It will be fun my user name is- jodifrencharts

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

skeleton anatomy mosaic







This mosaic is made from that same dictionary.  We have been having so much fun with it.  My son thinks it's the funniest thing.  Some of the words are a hoot.  The words they choose to illustrate are even funnier.  The dictionary is from 1940 and it is a webster dictionary.  If you ever come across one you should buy it!  

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sea glass pendants



Sea Glass Pendants





I have made a collection of Sea Glass Pendants.  I found the glass at Fort Myers Beach.  I think because we are gulf coast and do not have tons of waves, the glass is only slightly smoothed.  I decoupage and add a glass bead charm to each one.  

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Marie Antionette Mosaic






This mosaic contains a tiny photo of an oil painting of Marie Antionette.  The clay is hand pressed and then rubbed with paints and gold metallic. The clear sea glass is decoupaged with vintage dictionary pages.  The feeling is of age and a collection of special objects.

Valentines Birdhouse


I found these little birdhouses at the florists.  They were tin.  I painted them red with enamel,  they shine!  i distressed the paint a little.  I decoupaged them with vintage dictionary cuts and some favorite lace flower images.  I tied two glass hearts to the leather cord and knotted it so the birdhouse can be hung.  I am so pleased with this that I am going to make more.  I think they would be a fun way to deliver a valentines note!  I will roll it up and stick it into the hole.  Wouldn't it befun to come home and find this hanging from your mailbox!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009






I'm feeling the Love!  Starting to get ready for Valentines Day.  We live a quick bike ride from one of the most amazing chocolatiers in the world.  Norman Love.  Yes that's his real name!  If you have never had a Norman Love truffle,  you should really google him and see what he does.  His chocolates are pretty (i have seen more creative and exciting)  however his are perfect.  My sons favorite truffle is "key lime pie".  My favorite is cayanne.  I started making Valentines today.  

Monday, January 12, 2009



Decoupage Baubles


I spent a morning making new decoupage baubles.  I feel like a teenager, my scissors, a stack of magazines.  I love doing collage.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Framed Mosaic Collage


I have been working on making wooden picture frames to house my mosaics.  They are both waxed, one with gold tint, the other with red tint.  The mosaics both contain photos of vintage art.  The beads are from my bead collection going back to the 80's.  I rough the grout up with a textured towel.  My goal is a look of age.  the mosaics feel like little treasures found over time.  I want to start hunting for objects like keys and subway tokens etc...

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My collection of vintage bird photos is growing


I got some great old books in NH. I got a few field guides, a edwardian women's country diary, some Audubon etc..... I am happy!  I want to start collecting animals too.  

Tuesday, January 6, 2009