This winter is way too long. I'm having junk withdrawals. I was beginning to think there was no more good treasure to be found until suddenly last week I found a FREE curbside treasure!! Oh how I have missed seeing free stuff outside, even if it's crap I still like to look! Plus it reminds me of warmer weather. Imagine my delight when I saw a male tabletop dress form at the end of someone's driveway piled up with the ton of snow we have had. Once again, I couldn't believe the things people throw out!! The homeowner happened to be there in the driveway so I asked and she said, "Yes please take it!" Sweeeeeeet!!! So I loaded him up, brought him home and decked him out with a sparkly bow tie and named him Valentino in honor of Valentine's Day. I'm pretty sure Grace thinks it's true love.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Hello friends. Today I am sharing a lovely upcycled "Modern Woodmen" vintage brass tag that I have turned into a beautiful necklace for one of my besties Becky for her birthday. It features handmade wire wrapped chain in shades of purple with sparkles and patina. Happy birthday Becky!
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Happy New Year everyone! I am sharing some photos of a few pieces of my bullet jewelry I am donating to the Greg Brysky silent auction. Greg is a Cottage Grove MN police office who has been diagnosed with brain cancer. While I do not personally know Greg, I do know that he has dedicated a large portion of his life (the past 25 years) to others and serving his community as a police officer. If you would like to make a donation or find out more information check out www.bryskybenefit.com.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Monday, December 16, 2013
It seems I have been away for a bit my friends, but trust me I have been busy making lots of things. I just haven't had the time to share on my blog and I have been using my new Facebook page out of sheer laziness and convenience. I have been collecting vintage watches for awhile and making little bits with them here and there. The pile has grow pretty big so I decided it's time (HA) to start creating! Here is an assemblage necklace I recently made. It consists of my favorite shades of purples, pinks, silvers and aged brass. I have attached an adorable and clever fox aged brass stamping and a vintage ladies upcycled wrist watch. You can follow me on Facebook now through the link on my blog or by clicking HERE.
|up close -hard to get a decent pic|
|The clever fox|
Monday, November 4, 2013
I love owls! They are interesting and wise creatures. They happen to be quite trendy right now too. At work yesterday Dani and Bill got to rescue an injured Barred owl. He had been hit by a car - so sad! The motorist did stop and render aid as well. The owl was brought to the Raptor Center at the University of MN. The Raptor Center is "part of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, The Raptor Center rehabilitates more than 700 sick and injured raptors each year, while helping to identify emerging environmental issues related to raptor health and populations. An internationally renowned education facility, The Raptor Center trains veterinary students and veterinarians from around the world to become future leaders in raptor medicine and conservation. In addition, The Raptor Center reaches more than 200,000 people annually through its unique public education programs and events" (Raptor center website click HERE). Hopefully the little guy will have a good recovery. Check out the Raptor Center it's a neat place! The owl reminded me of a few necklaces I made a couple of weeks ago so I thought I would share. Enjoy!
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
I've been hard at work in the vault working on some new creations. I recently purchased a Dremel workstation and I love it! I've been able to do so much more cutting and sanding. I started cutting down some bullet shell casings just leaving the top. I filled the center hole where the primer once was with something much prettier - a genuine Swarovski crystal. I then attached them to different types of nickel free earring posts. Of course then I had to make some adorable earring cards to complement these pretties. These will be available soon at Farmhouse Inspired. Ooh la la! Love!