A lot of photos today of new things...
So, just quickly - I'm going to be at Festifall tomorrow in Chapel Hill. It's a juried Art Show in downtown Chapel Hill, NC on Franklin St - right next to UNC. Gorgeous campus - It's going to be a beautiful fall day. Hours: noon - goes until 6 p.m.
My booth is A17 -which is located in front of the Courtyard.
The photo above is a piece I made a few months back - the base is an old iron mirror stand & then I took the old vanity tray & took it apart, leaving just the metal filigree outline. Then I wired the filigree frame onto the mirror pedestal - then added twisted wire for hanging my jewelry on.... now it's sitting on my bathroom vanity - with pieces I wear. I thought about selling it - but i loved it too much! Maybe someday... I am making another one that I may have at the show this weekend.
Here are many pieces I've made in the last few weeks - I'll be bringing all of these tomorrow plus about 200 more pieces -
Above: turquoise, MOP (mother of pearl) & amazonite stones, plus vintage gold chains
Below: a variety of blue & aqua vintage pieces - dangle from vintage glass pearls
Above: bracelets made with semi-precious stone, glass stones & lots of antique Deco rhinestone connectors
Above: a necklace that has a mixture of vintage pieces - it can be doubled to hang at 17" or worn long at 34" Below: a simple vintage pearl chain is attached to a old brooch & vintage MOP rosary
Above: Victorian button with rhinestone chain on a 30" necklace - this one can also doubled to hang at 17" or worn long at 34" Below is a piece that has so many different pieces to list - it's about 24" and each piece is completely different (however there are a few pieces of vintage glass pearl links - but all shades of ivory, pearls, MOP, gold and BLING, of course - all vintage
Above: all of the "chain" part of the necklaces are made with either pyrite (my new favorite gem stone) - and some are antique french cut steel beads - they are tinee, tiny beads!
Above: a crown that I made a while ago, but I don't think I ever posted it here - in the center, it reads, "JUNK QUEEN" - I'll give details on this some other time - it took a lot of time, but it was so much fun to make!
Above: Lots of RINGS - all adjustable - can you tell I like BLUE/AQUA??
Above: when I was photographing these on Friday - I started getting in a hurry - and started piling them up - so here is one little pile - antique medicine bottle, soldered with a button - now a necklace - rhinestone pieces, antique monocle necklace... plus others (sorry, now I can't remember what I 'threw' in there) -
Above: More simple rhinestone necklaces - this type of necklace is more my speed lately - I just like a simple chain, with one or 2 little dangly pieces - i think it's my perimenopause stage right now. I remember my mom saying she started not liking too many things "up around her neck" - now that's how I'm feeling too - anyway, I like simpler pieces to wear - they are definitely harder for me to make though!! :-)
Above: a new watch with a variety of old earrings, buttons - and my favorite bead - pyrite (this piece of pyrite is coated with gold - beautiful beads). Pyrite is also sometimes called "Fools gold" - and you'll find it a lot of time in chunks - and very sparkly! Looks like gold!
I love pink, but haven't made pink pieces lately - but here are a couple of pieces - the pink one is sterling (which I don't use as much as I used too) - on the left is a gorgeous enamel flower brooch (it was previously a brooch) - now a necklace with my favorite beaded glass chain. I'm going to be so sad when, someday, I'm out of this chain. I use it in so many pieces. (See below necklace has it too) :-)
Above: my newest piece that I made yesterday - with a variety of vintage earrings, antique brooches - I've added this gorgeous green beaded chain it's vintage jade! I love it's bright colors & really want to keep it! However, like I just said above,,, I don't like anything chunky on my neck - however, I did wear it yesterday for a while & I received SO MANY compliments on it. I had to wear it to see if any of the wires on the back scratched me - we can't have any scratching, no we can't!!
Lastly - I finished this one yesterday as well. After I made the green one above, I thought - OH yeah, fall - I need some "fally" pieces. I bought this orange beaded chain from the same guy as the green beaded chain. It's jade too. I've never seen, or heard of orange jade - but here it is. I think the orange & amber crystal piece in this necklace is Coro - as well as the pearl brooch on the right. But not definitely sure about that. I do know the pieces were well-made pieces from the 1950's. The pearl chain are baroque pearls made in Japan from the 50's.