Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Year in Provence

A bracelet inspired by vintage charm bracelets and my love of Paris and the French countryside.

Jewelry in the Sunset

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Working with Watch Cases

These vintage watch cases caught my eye at the Antiques Fair. I love the elegant designs and the possibilities. I created collages from scrap in my own collection of antique papers.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Paris and Jardin Vignettes

I found these little crown bezels at the Antiques Fair and knew I had to use them! I love making miniature things, and so I began reducing images in photocopy until I had some things to use in a miniature collage. I'm quite pleased with the effect! Now I want to find more crown bezels!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Gift Tags

I made these gift tags using real antique glitter. It's chipped glass and it really sparkles in a way the newer stuff just can't. It's not very easy to work with though, but it looks great! The images on the cards are reproductions of old "Reward of Merit" cards.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Estate Sale

This weekend I went ( more than once! ) to an awesome Estate Sale! The house was three floors and a backyard full of surprises. The place had been purchased by a man who was a member of the Historical Society and his mission was to return the house to it's original Victorian Splendor. He added stained glass windows and antique light fixtures. I was just in awe. It was like walking into a dream.

Awesome Estate Sale

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Trip to Berkeley

Visited my favorite supply store- "Scrapbook Territory". I loved walking up and down the many aisles of beautiful papers, inspecting the Sticker Wall and grabbing spools of fancy ribbons to be cut and stashed in my shopping basket.
I have not been to Fourth Street in quite a while and I was so surprised to find many shops have disappeared, replaced by empty storefronts with "For Lease" signs in the window.
Le Sigh...