Thursday, October 30, 2014

Christmas Ornaments 2014



Although I have been creative throughout the year and have been making a number of things, mainly in jewelry making, working with metal and glass enamel, I have not been very diligent about sharing what I have been working on as I am still perfecting my jewelry making skills. Many of my experiments are just not ready for prime time.

Recently though,I have been making some ornaments for Xmas swaps and decided to share because they are easy to make and are just updates of ornaments that I have made before.

These are made from some old plastic pears:






These two have some little white birds:



This is the back of the ornament:





This is from my Charlotte in a box series but more decorated than last year's version:


The bottom is covered with music tissue paper.


 Inside the box.



I will be attaching the top and the bottom later so the ornament can be hung on a tree.





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This last one is a tart tin ornament but these are definitely a work in progress.



Have a wonderful day with lots of Vintage style.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Jewelry Experiments

I have been making some jewelry lately inspired by a host of wonderful artists like Debby Anderson and Diane Cook.

I have been soldering and wire wrapping and putting to use a lot of vintage components and beads I have acquired over the years. I am total dilettante and love to try a bunch of different things as you can see if you have been following my blog for a while.





This pink piece is a necklace with vintage resin flower, glass bird from Flowerjasper Lampwork Beads. She is also on Etsy here.  I also wire wrapped various glass beads and a moonstone drop. This piece also has a vintage filigree clasp with glass bubble and a scrap of vintage book page.






This green piece has a soldered pendant with rhinestones, vintage filigree, vintage cherub/cupid, and a vintage earring drop



 Many of the clasps on these pieces are handmade by me.




This blue piece also has a soldered pendant with rhinestones, vintage filigree, vintage glass intaglio, blue faceted chalcedony drop.




More pink because I really am a pink girl at heart (I never used to be. I must be getting soft in my old age):



 There is also a soldered pendant with rhinestones, semiprecious abacus bead and a yellow opal drop. The chain is wire wrapped with rough cut aquamarines, citrines and pink abacus semi-precious beads. I taught myself the techniques but would love to do some classes someday and I will. Meanwhile I am having so much fun.


Have a wonderful day with lots of Vintage style.


Monday, February 3, 2014

Reopened Etsy Shop


I reopened my etsy shop today after a loooong hiatus. I made up quite a few kits because I know that crafty people like to make their own things. However all of the actual items are available for sale so message me if you are interested.

There is a card kit with supplies to make six of the sweetest little glittered cards for Valentine's Day or for anyday you need to send a card to someone special.









Some kits for little diioramas in papier mache shadowboxes:


This kit has a flat backed resin doll in a papier mache shadow box:


This one is in a round shadowbox with a glitttered ballerina, bird and hearts.


This kit has a little vintage Easter bunnyin a small round papier mache box:


This one comes with a little celluloid doll in a crepe paper dress and a tiny little deer.



There are kits for making felted wool hearts for Valentine's Day:


these have the cutest little flat backed resin dolls on them that I painted.


Perfect for Valentine's Day crafting:




Shotgun shells that can be used as bezels in jewelry making. I have removed the plastic parts from these shell casings:





Some cute little aqua sew-ons that can be glued or sewn onto your mixed media projects.


These come with either silver or gold bugle beads:



I plan to put more stuff in the shop soon.

There are also some old favorites such as these silver-colored plastic buttons.



These darling plastic baby dolls for crafting.


Some vintage flower millinery trim:




Sheets of EAS scrap paper with cherubs, right in time for Valentine's Day.



Please go over and have a look at my little shop and add me to your favorites.  Also if you are on Facebook, please like my business page here: Debs Vintage Chic Creations. The page is new but I plan to add lots more soon. I would love to keep in touch with you all.

Have a wonderful day with lots of Vintage style.