Saturday, October 6, 2012

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.



laura said...

Will you post more on Etsy? I love your stuff!

Lori said...

Hi Laura! Thank you. ...the dilemma of posting more to etsy is one I wish I could figure out. Its finding the time to do all 10 steps... and somewhere around the 6th step, I get side-tracked & just forget - then forget, that I forgot! lol where are you located? I have 2 shows coming up locally. One is about 20 minutes south of here (Cary, NC & then, at the end of November, I have the Cary Academy Holiday Shoppe - a really fun, 4 day event.

Is there anything in particular you are looking for - or is there anything you've seen that you liked that I may be able to create something similar to it? Let me know. thanks!

Loose Diamonds UK said...

Wearing jewelry items is actually not just by the purpose of adding our personality a twist and glitter. It is also important that we really understand the meaning of jewelry especially if we are wearing birthstone jewelry items like birthstone rings, earrings, necklaces or bracelets. Thank you for sharing this very informative post.Really like your collection.
I like the blue one most.

Anonymous said...

Just now seeing your work after seeing one of your pieces on Pinterest. Count me as an instant fan ! Beautiful work !! (Sorry I must post as anon...I don't have any of the other affiliations ) Debbie from Texas

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