I luv jewelry. Diamonds, gold, platinum and especially pearls. I also adore costume jewelry and vintage jewelry.
I have for some time been collecting vintage jewelry pieces with the idea of a wreath or collage in mind. There was a gal on eBay last year that sold the most divine wreaths made from vintage jewelry.
Recently at the new Goodwill store here in Hampton I found a mirror with a flat unfinished wooden frame that was just screaming out for some type of make-over. So I painted it up and pulled out the glue and the old jewelry and went to town.
It took a LOT of jewelry pieces, pretty much depleted my collection but the results are stunning!
I am always on the lookout for beautiful and unusual jewelry pieces. I wear jewelry everyday, I feel naked if I leave the house without earrings and my bracelets. I have a couple of bracelets that I wear everyday.
I love this bracelet from Annette Wright at Divine Invention. The eye beads are supposed to have protective powers that will surround the wearer with positive energy and success! Yeah, it’s from California! I receive many compliments on it, I love it and wear it constantly.
A recent purchase from etsy is this fun set from Lu Lu Sparkles.
My friend Kelly in addition to be a fabulous graphic artist (she put together my logo and business cards) is a jewelry artist too. I really need to talk to her about opening an etsy shop! She knows that I love pearls and she made this gorgeous set for me.
Every spring in Hampton we host a huge quilting show and I discovered a wonderful artist there. She makes jewelry from vintage buttons and her designs were just stunning. Her name is Pamela Welty and her business name is firstname.lastname@example.org. She doesn’t have a website at this time and as far as I know she only sells at shows on the east coast. Look for her at your next quilt show. I bought a ton of pieces from her and I was supposed to give most of them away, (supposed to, didn’t say that I did give it away!)
I am always prowling the estate sales and yard sales for pretty pieces, here are some that I found at a local resale shop. They are all from a local estate.
That is just the tip of the iceberg! I didn’t show any of the pieces that my mother in law has given me, she has excellent taste! Maybe another day.