New goodies at my Esty shop

17 Sep

I’ve posted some goodies over at Etsy that I’m especially proud of, and I thought I’d share some of them here.

I’d raved before how much I enjoy played with goodies from antique stores. On a recent trip, I found an amazing vintage brooch in utterly perfect condition. I let it sit around for a bit while I determined what to do with it. I bought some acrylic yellow gems on a whim earlier in the week, and after setting the two pieces next to each other, I knew immediately how to turn the stunning brooch — seriously, pictures cannot do it justice — into an even cooler necklace.

I'm so happy with how this piece turned out.

I'm so happy with how this piece turned out.

Here it is in its full version.
Here it is in its full version.

To make this fun and patriotic — and incredibly light — bracelet, I simply stole a strand of beads from a vintage necklace. The necklace had at least half a dozen strands on it — all kinds of gold chains and this string of beads. It hung to just above the navel and, it must be said, it was gaudy as all get out — and not in a good way. I had this small strand of beads lying around, and I thought, “Wow, I think it’d look way better as a bracelet.” One toggle clasp later, and I think I was right!

I get love how there's a single gold-colored bead in there.

I get love how there's a single gold-colored bead in there.

I just posted these earrings earlier today. I had purchased the findings last week because, frankly, I adore rose gold. That reddish hue makes the metal so much warmer than traditional gold, I think. Plus, it’s inherently “dressy.”

I especially adore pieces that mix unexpected things, so I think these earrings are super fun — I paired that dressy rose gold with actual roses … that are the color of the carnation pink crayon in a box of Crayolas. Dangling, dainty and so delightful!

They're about 2 1/2 inches long, and much lighter than they look.

They're about 2 1/2 inches long, and much lighter than they look.

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