|I love how it looks on the inside, you can really tell it came from something old!|
I'm very excited about the Bead Soup Blog Hop as well.. met my Partner this year, Maria Rosa Sharrow! You can see her blog and shop, and I can't wait to see what she's sending me, I'm sure it will be a rare treat! I really like what she does with butterfly wings... check it out on her Etsy shop.
I finally got less lazy and dug out my light box and took better pics of some of my more recent jewelry... I've included much much better shots of the royal typewriter cuff bracelet. (you can see the icky photo again if you want to here )
Here is something I run into incorporating vintage pieces in my designs... when to fix or not to fix. I've already sealed the cuff but the yellow numbers and lines are almost gone in places.. should I have "fixed" it so it was more distinct or is it better to leave as is, worn off in places. I have a couple more typewriters soon to give up their non working lives, and I might be able to make a couple more cuffs along these lines. They are also worn in places... they will be thinner, almost like bangles, because the line guild is in 2 pieces on the later models, which makes me adore this one all the more.
decisions decisions decisions...