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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

I forgot to show you...

Do you sometimes forget to post pictures of what you have been up to?  I do!  I get so involved in making pieces that I don't want to stop and take the time to take pictures and write a post.

So here is a little of what I didn't post...

The focal for this necklace started with a vintage button and the back of an old watch.  I made a copy of a lovely old cabinet card and used it in the watch bezel and covered it with ice resin then cold connected it to the button.  To add to the vintage feel, I added a tiny locket with baby pictures, MOP buttons, vintage chain links and sari silk.

Soldering glass slides is what got me started making jewelry.  I saw a charm bracelet with soldered charms and knew I wanted to learn how to do it. So now many charms later, I'm still liking the look and discovering all the things you can place between two glass slides.  This one has  a vintage piece of pulled or drawn thread lace preserved between the pieces of glass.
 More soldering-doesn't she look mysterious?  A glass bulb from a Christmas tree light was added to a 22 caliber shell casing to form the dangle.

What have you been up to lately?

7 comments:

  1. You always have such interesting elements to your jewelry pieces. Love the bullet shell with the light.
    I bought some wood trim at an auction last week so have been working on some jewelry pieces out of out. It was painted in shades of green, it's been interesting working on.

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    1. Thanks, Dolores. I love to use the unexpected-can't wait to see how you use the wood trim in your jewelry.
      Linda

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  2. These wonderful pieces have really inspired me. I've been given this beautiful old photo from WWII of someone's great uncle posing in a street in jerusalem. Would love to do something like your top necklace woth it.

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    1. Thanks,I look forward to seeing the vintage picture and how you use it.
      Linda

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  3. These wonderful pieces have really inspired me. I've been given this beautiful old photo from WWII of someone's great uncle posing in a street in jerusalem. Would love to do something like your top necklace woth it.

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  4. Very awesome! I like what's coming out of your studio, very much!

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