08 June 2012
neutrals and a sale~
eeeee. i've been having fun purging, remaking and challenging myself to go all neutral. i used to create using mostly vintage and antique buttons as you see here.
spending time to make "heishi" from buttons going from tiny to huge! i'd sit at the desk for hours getting it just right then stringing them up. i'm inclined to use the buttons again in varied ways along with their sister buttons the old creamy milk glass and plastic housecoat buttons of yesteryear.
then there is the slew of creamy and white beads and sundries that still amuse me and i'm trying to get them together. all the rest of these photos contain refurbished necklaces and earrings as well as new work using vintage and contemporary components.
i had departed from making my own findings as silver was so expensive, but i am back at it and you will find most of the findings are hand formed and oxidized. however, some earwires are reworked surgical steel 'cause i have them and want to use them up! anyway. that's what i've been up to as well as prepping for 2nd grade. yippee! here we go:
vintage glass, glass, shell, rhinestone buttons. garter clip. antique gold foil lined beads. sterling.
bike chain link necklace. shell, river stone (got out my diamond bits and drilled away!), pipestone bead. salvaged chain.
bike chain link necklace with loads of pearls.
bike chain chunk necklace with river stone. steel.
ok. this has a little green. i made it last year, but love it, so i added it. curtain rod finial, vintage faux pearls, bike chain link necklace, key, salvaged chain.
old domino and a half hidden cow collage on a bike chain link necklace.
criffles from numinosity with shell and sterling silver.
linen, seam binding, housecoat buttons, wool and shell. sterling.
typewriter keys, bike chain link, silk, steel. sterling.
numinosity drops. bike chain links, silk, steel.
bike chain links, milk glass buttons, steel.
antique keys, milk glass buttons, bike chain links, steel.
vintage shell buttons and faux pearls, dragonfly's from the bouncing box, salvaged chain.
my sale still exists on my etsy site to pass along all my wonderful older recycled creations. stop by for 50% off at checkout (coupon code halfoff). luv, luv!