Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Flea market finds & my latest designs

I've been going to the flea market just about every weekend now. I have found so many great things... every weekend that I've been, except last weekend... I didn't find many deals. We took my 9 yr old to overnight camp on Sunday, so I didn't get there last weekend.

A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate to find a guy who had huge boxes of vintage papers... I found old silk screened seed magazines from 1902 with loads of vintage roses - the color was stunning! I only bought a few pieces, and then I went back the following weekend - it was ALL GONE!! I was so sad! That's why I have to go every weekend ~ otherwise, I might miss something! I always find great stuff there - it's my favorite past time these days... other than making jewelery. After getting the vintage papers, I made these 2 digital designs.
Here are a couple of designs (above) that I've been working on in photoshop. I love roses, anything vintage and pink, blue birds, scrolls, french papers. I'm thinking of having this turned into a giclee. I thought this turned out pretty good.

Below are a few photographs of my jewelery that I've made recently. All these below are about 32-34" long and can be doubled & some can be reversed! I love that feature. Between my friend Alice & Kimber, we (or they) came up with this idea... I love it!
There's about 5 necklaces on this dress form above - I know it would probably look tacky, but I could wear them all at once... that probably wouldn't be so pretty.
These necklaces below are just necklaces - can't be doubled - a lot of vintage bling going on here!
These last pictures are my finds from the flea market in the last month. I keep saying that I'm gonna post these, and keep forgeting....
More vintage buttons - many sizes...and designs!
I love all these filigree buckles and pieces - hmmmm, yummy!! I see a bracelet in their future!


I'm not sure what these gold things are above - the oval shaped pieces with scrolls and rhinestones(middle of the photo)... they are very hard & durable. I tried bending them, and they won't budge... maybe they were a scarf holder?? They also could be little napkins rings??

More flea market button finds. Carved mother of pearl.
Look at that little puppy button - we just got a dog, so I was excited to find that. I'll post later about the dog - she is so sweet! her name is Roxie.
Have a great week!