Thursday, July 14, 2011

Where Bloggers Create 2011 - My Vault

Hello friends! I am pleased to be participating in 2011 Where Bloggers Create hosted by My Desert Cottage. First off, let me tell you a little about myself. My name is Breana and I love to create jewlery out of vintage and re-purposed elements in my spare time. I love hunting for unique items to incorporate into each piece and definately consider myself a treasure hunter. My studio (which I always call "the vault") is located in our basement under stairs storage area. I have made the best of this area considering the circumstances. There are no windows in my vault so some of the pictures might have a bit of camera flash due to no natural lighting. I love my vault, its is a place where I can retreat to and be surrounded by the things I love. I love all things vintage and especially have a thing for vintage religious relics. Here are a few pictures of the vault - enjoy! Be sure to check out My Desert Cottage and look at the other studio spaces! Click on any image to enlarge.
The view when you enter the Vault

Desk view

Another desk view

Inspiration board with vintage pictures

Grace looking stunning as usual

Shelves brimming with oddities and inspirition

My mini mannequinn modeling some necklaces and rosaries

Shelves of goodies

My crow! I love my crow.....something about mechanical crows.....always watching......

Beads galore

oodles of sparkly things

More beads

My pegboard with chain for re-purposing

My Shrine

My green vintage locker- I love this!!


  1. Thanks for sharing your great space with us.
    My creative space is the dining table. :D Would love to have a place where I did not have to put everything away constantly.

  2. You have so many wonderful things around you, they must be a big inspiration for you! Valerie

  3. What a gorgeous comfy space you have made for yourself. I am drooling over your beads. Love that you have a name for your dress form companion. The Vault seems to be an excellent name for a space so full of rare treasures.
    Keep smiling and creating

  4. What gorgeous bling you have in your space :) And I love the cool green desk!
    Becky C

  5. Hi Breana oh how I love your vault!! So many awesome storage ideals! I really like the glass jars in the vintage mirror with the glass shelves! You have so many pretty things! I do love your crow though! My most favorite bird!! I have a crow in my room too!! LOL not so big though!! LOL Thanks so much for sharing!! XO Fran.

  6. Hello Breana! So happy you came to my work place and introduced yourself... i just adore your vault! Very cozy and nookey and so much eye candy! Your jewelry is beautiful too, you are obviously very creative! Love the bead displays, especially the gilded case... how lovely! I am signing up as a follower and look forward to seeing your beautiful creations! I also love that you rescue kitties! I do not know if you had time in perusing my blog to see that my husband and I run a charity for abandoned and feral kitties. We care for about 60 at the moment so I am so happy to see your babies! Thank you!
    Also LOVE the barn doors!!! I would have snapped them up so fast!!!!! I could see them as a head board or hinged into a screen or with hooks on them for hanging bits. Or mount them on the wall on either side of a doorway like shutters I would keep them the color they are, just clean them... oh how fun! So thank you for inviting me in, I have had a blast and will be back!
    Tricia (conversations with the muses blog)

  7. So many beads and sparkly things! Thank you for sharing your vault with us!

  8. Your work space is an eye candy store of deeeeeeeelight! What a fabby space to create! Love your bits n pieces of wonderful things! *smiles* Norma

  9. Hi Breanna, thanks so much for stopping by my studio. I'm amazed this area is under your stairs! You have transformed it into a wonderland of pretties. I'm jealous at how much bits and bobs you have and the way you store everything is so inviting. LOVE IT!!



  10. I love your studio but I love your kitties even more! You did a wonderful job and it's an inspiring creative space, great job! :)

  11. What an inspiring place you have!!

  12. thanks for opening your vault. What a wonderful place to create. Hugs---Sandie

  13. Breana,
    I so love your vault!!

    So many pretty things to look at! I enlargeed each pic and gazed to my heart's content!!
    Pure eye candy!!

    Thanks so much for your visit and thanks so much for sharing your space with us!!


  14. I love your vault. Some of your blingy beads and things made me feel a little dizzy - I love it well done.

  15. Bling-a-licious!!!Loving that desk too!!! TFS!!!

  16. Hi Breana! Thank you for coming by and seeing my creative space! I really enjoyed seeing your vault -- especially all the bling! I love those little bottles with the decorated caps, filled with beads!

  17. Greetings, Breanna,
    I love everything vintage. I would love to visit your vault in person. I am especially fond of your dress forms! Thank you so much for sharing your creative space with us. I hope you have time to stop over and visit mine...there is a little giveaway at the end!!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Take care, ~Natalie

  18. A vault is the perfect place for all your wonderful treasures! Thank you for sharing.

  19. Breana, You've done a marvelous job of getting creative in decking out your space! Love those painted green pieces, the mirror, the desk and that wonderful locker! That is one awesome collection of vintage jewelry you repurpose! Loved your religious relics too! Thanks for sharing your space. Xo, Sue

  20. Eeeeek! I could spend hours and hours in there! I am over the moon happy to see what you do and where you do it. Beautiful place to work...amazing~


  21. Wow! That is so pretty! I love the purple and green colors, and really love your shelf with your beads in little bottles :D Thank you for sharing!


  22. I love your shrine and that cool purple toile valance!

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  24. I love your dress mannequins and your inspiration board. Not sure why my first post was removed, having trouble with blogger today! Your space is beautiful, love all the colors. Thanks for sharing.

  25. That's the prettiest vault I've ever seen! Thanks so much for sharing your space with us.

  26. Love your creative space, specially love all that bling.
    Thanks for stopping by my space.

  27. Such a great creative space. Love all the bits and bob, I could spend hours and hours looking through them. That desk is absolutely amazing too. Love it. Thanks for the tour and have a great day.

  28. Wow, you have a beautiful space! A creative vault at that. You used the space so well, with all the many things and treasures you have, no wonder you are inspired to create beautiful things. You're one creative soul! Hope you'll get a chance to peek into my humble space.

  29. Wow! You have so many amazing treasures! It looks like you have a lot of fun in the vault! Thanks for the tour!

  30. Hey Breana!! I think your "vault" is wonderful! Who cares if it doesn't have natural light?? It's filled with wonderful things to create beautiful treasures and it's all yours!! What more does a girl need?? Thank you so much for joining the party and letting us peak inside!

  31. Aloha Breana,
    I can see why you like to create in your "vault". You've surrounded yourself with such inspiring bling and vintage treasures.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful "vault" with us.


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