Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Flower Power

Five little blue beads were wired together with a bigger red coral bead to make this jeweled flower. I strung it on a brown leather cord. Also looks great on a leather cuff bracelet (see Orange Leather Cuff Bracelet). No watering needed!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Crazy Quilt Purse

Take one vintage crazy quilt. Add a leopard ribbon handle. Finish with a vintage rhinestone brooch and voila! You have a smashing little evening purse. I've gotten so many compliments on this little number. I made several in varying shapes and sizes until I ran out of crazy quilt. Now I'm search of another with wild and crazy patterns, which is not so easy to find.
Check out another post for more crazy quilt ideas!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Purse with Vintage Tie Handle

This little purse comes with a pinch of vintage. I used two placemats from Crate & Barrel and sewed them together. An old tie of my dad's serves as a handle. For a finishing touch I added a big, bright flower pin. Cute enough to take to lunch or the beach!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Orange Leather Cuff Bracelet

I love orange! It's my new red (my former favorite color and still a close second). I wrapped turquoise stones and wire around this cuff for a striking bracelet. The leather comes in tons of colors for endless options.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Simple Holiday Table

Christmas may be behind us but there's still a little time left to set a simple holiday table. Perhaps for New Year's Eve? This was our table a few years ago and I love the contrast of the rich red walls and table accents against the dark furniture. A few well-placed pops of color go a long way towards adding a festive feel to any place setting.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Necklaces with a Past

Just a few of the necklaces I've made, most with a vintage piece or two thrown in as the focal point. I love searching yard sales, flea markets, ebay and even my own granny's jewelry boxes to find brooches and earrings and then breathe new life into them.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Turquoise Necklace with Vintage Earrings

This has to be my favorite necklace of all the ones I've made. I used vintage flower clip-on earrings wired together as a pendant and then a double strand of turquoise. It simply goes with everything!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Vintage Jewelry Remake

I found this lovely green sequin brooch on ebay and turned it into a pendant with a double strand of cotton candy-colored beads. I'm wearing it in my profile photo. A lovely confection, don't you think?

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Not Your Granny's Earrings

These rhinestone clip-ons are reminiscent of church socials, white gloves and downtown department stores. Now that I've added new silver rings to them, they are ready for the trendiest of 21st century ears!