Monday, April 30, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Bonjour, mes amis! With all the difficulties I've been having with the new Blogger interface and the fact that my sidebar gadgets have shifted to the bottom of the page, I'm going to keep this post short and sweet. Here's what I've been up to in the studio this week. Please visit my Etsy shoppes, The French Circus, for these and other handmade pieces, and The Paris Carousel for vintage jewelry and supplies.
I hope you all have a divine week! :)
Thursday, April 26, 2012
OK, now with the housekeeping out of the way, we can get on to the good stuff... jewelry! As promised, I've been working on pieces with a raspberry (pink, red, berry, garnet, ruby, etc.) and rhinestone (paste, bling, sparkle) theme.
This necklace was a custom order for my friend in Australia who sells beautiful headpieces at Velvet Teacup.
She asked me to use these pink vintage floral links she had seen on another necklace I made a few months ago, and wanted an Art Deco dress clip as the main pendant. I think it came out lovely and hope she will love it once it arrives in her mailbox on the other side of the world!
I lined the interior of this vintage locket, featuring a romantic fragonard scene of an 18th century couple with raspberry velvet and added an old cross.
I'm happy to report that this beauty got snatched up by one of my sweet regular customers in about 15 minutes!
Some shoulder-dusting earrings accented with pink tourmaline and garnet briolettes...
Finally, this piece features a relic pendant, created by another artisan who makes them out of Masonic medals and vintage watch cases. I added more red velvet and a rhinestone bird peeking through the glass window.
Vintage mother of pearl rosary beads and red glass (which I found on my trip to Paris last fall) complement the ornate detailing of the pendant.
Thank you for stopping by! Have a beautiful weekend! :)
Sunday, April 22, 2012
At least my family's spirits remained cheery.