Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Work Table

Bonjour, mes amis! Are you all getting ready for the holidays? I returned from the flea market this past weekend with an armload of vintage goodies (and a mild cold), and thought it would be fun to show you my work table where I store everything until I'm ready to use it.

I like to keep my jewelry supplies in sight so I remember what I have and may get inspired to pull out just the right bracelet link or chain for my next design.

Here small silver trays carry gold and rhinestone treasures.

I love, love, love mother of pearl rosaries and keep my collection draped over this old candlestick. Notice how they form a 'curtain' to hide the ugly telephone from view!

I got this adorable glove box at the market this weekend for a song. I think it might be made out of celluloid and when I saw its lovely pink satin interior, I was sold!

I've decided to keep my favourite (and most delicate) pendants inside and I truly feel like a queen each time I open the lid.

I also found this sweet rhinestone heart brooch. I will probably dis-assemble it and use it in three different necklaces!

And look at this cool plastic cuff! I've never seen anything like it, but the picture looked to me like - what else? - a French Circus! So, of course, I had to have it.

This garnet necklace reminded me of the ones I often see on 'Downton Abbey'. I'll be trying to design something soon with a trio of pendants draping like icicles.

And I picked up a few sweet pieces to add a pop of colour.

I've been busy at the work table, trying to re-stock my Etsy shoppe for the holidays and here's what I listed this evening:

I am nuts for the sliced cube stones that dangle from these 'wintergreen' earrings.

Sorry, folks... this cut steel and cameo bracelet was already snagged about ten minutes after it went on-line! But I just had to show you anyway. ;)

Some more earrings, perfect for Christmas...

And finally this really cool seven-strand necklace - a real showstopper!

Thank you for visiting! :)


  1. Oh my, how pretty! I love your new finds...and that box is really beautiful! How perfect to find that cuff with the French Circus!!! It's so cute!
    Can't wait to see what all you make with those lovelies!
    blessings, Doni

  2. So many wonderful treasures. I could sit at a work table all day, if it was covered in that kind of decor. :D
    Have a great weekend.

  3. Wow , you did have a good time at the flea market, didn't you! What a lot of goodies not to mention the pretty display box. You must have been fated to find that French circus cuff. Such pretty jewels!