Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Found Treasures

I've always had a love for old trinkets. Ever since I can remember, I've had a box, bag, secret place filled with treasures. Old coins, keys and marbles, perhaps a tiny rock that glimmers in the light. Little reminders of days gone by. I decided to create something beautiful and useful with some of my found treasures.

I've used skeleton keys as my focal pieces. I've paired them with old glass beads, a charm or crystal droplet that I salvaged from other finds, just to name a few.

I like to think that I've taken a few remnants of the past, and rescued them for the future.

Here are a few examples of the multiple creations I've recently made.

"Scarlett's Key Vintage Red Chandelier Prism Necklace"

"Hidden Passage Antique Skeleton Key and Peacock Pearl Earrings"

"Memories of Love Rescued Vintage Multi Chain Necklace"

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Amazing Vintage Find

I was so lucky to find this dress on one of my recent treasure hunts!
What a wonderful example of Vintage Elegance.

Vintage floor length black knit gown, with lace panel inserts.... WOW!

I wish it fit me, but I suppose if I can't enjoy it, at least I can enjoy the thought of it getting the respect it so deserves when some lucky lady wears it out on a special night!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Journey Detroit

A while back my boyfriend and I made the day of traveling down some of the old forgotten streets of Detroit. We thrive on local history, wether it be in ruins or in prime condition. I 'll have to admit, I usually enjoy the ruins more!

Amazing 1800's brick architecture at it's finest.

Lat the sun shine in......

She's Watching

Wedding Season...

I've decided to start using this Blog forum, instead of the one I had been.
Much to say, tons of space to do so in.

Been concentrating on many custom orders over the past few Months. Wedding season brings out those creative Brides who don't want your run of the mill type of wedding. Bravo for them, and for myself, for being selected to create their special pieces for that once in a lifetime day!

Here are a few of the custom Bridal orders I've completed over the last year. All of these creations were made with some new and some vintage textiles, beads, trims etc... I love the thought of the "Something old, Something New" element in my designs.

Have a peek:

One of the Beautiful Brides who allowed me to use her photo, showing the hairpiece I created for her Wedding day!

A custom designed necklace, made from a vintage rhinestone brooch and antique pearls. This one also had earrings and a hairpiece to match.

Another lovely Bride who was gracious enough to share one of her pretty photos with me, of the veil I created for her.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

My Etsy Shop

Hello everyone!

I'm brand new here and this is my first Blog entry.

I repurpose, rescue and recycle dozens upon dozens of vintage items, making them beautiful once again.

Nothing pleases me more than spending my weekends on the road, scouring antique shops and estate sales in search of that one perfect item. I utalize antique jewelry, lingerie & dresses, textiles and hardware.

I repurpose vintage lace and brocade fabrics along with imported glass beads, rhinestones and various interesting bobbles I stumble upon on my many journeys.

Every item I offer is one of a kind and made with tender care. I use high quality materials and a top end Husqvarna Viking sewing machine, to assure I produce a valuable product for you.

Check out my shop here: