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Saturday, December 4, 2021
I'm still catching up from my photo files, and this blog the theme is some of the great vintage materials I have to play with. On top is a fantastic watch face in my stash. I still haven't made anything with it, and it's currently safely stored away for that moment I decide it's time.
I love this! it's a broken owl pendant, and it's in one of the project trays I have in the studio. I keep changing my mind what to do with it. Once the ideas stop morphing, i'll make something with this. The body will probably eventually have a whole watch movement- I just haven't quite decided how it will gel.
I've actually made several earrings / pieces from this bag of goodies It's actually mostly pairs of stuff, so when I want to make something different in the earring department I dip into this for inspiration!
This is a huge ( it's like 3 inches long! ) rhinestone earring, probably 50-60's. I just adore it, but I just can't decide what to do with it, so It's gotten tucked back into the vintage collection for now. Part of the problem is I love it so much, I'm not sure I wanna give it up!!!
See the owl is in this pic as well. This is a pile of stuff most of which ended up in my project boxes, and some of it actually got made into jewelry ( and some of it is sold as well)
Part of my process is to lay stuff out, and just kindof play with it like it's a puzzle I'm trying to put together. Cause, well I am putting puzzles together.
large pile of vintage jewelry. This is unsorted... the bulk of it I'll try to resell cause it's just not stuff I want to play with, some get's stored into the stash and some are in my project boxes. Most of this pile got sorted at least into sell/ play/ hoard.
Lots of sparklies!! Isn't it yummy?? This is all part of a large rhinestone lot I bought about a year ago. I actually took this picture to show some beady buds of mine my score.
About 75% of the items in this pic got made into actual pieces of jewelry which are already sold. A few pieces are still "in development"
I hope you enjoyed this brief tour of stuff to play with!