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

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More beads

My pegboard with chain for re-purposing


My Shrine


My green vintage locker- I love this!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I'm a Winner!

Whoooo-hooooo I'm a winner! This sweet little package arrived today from Emily at Lovely Beasts. I received the cutest little apothecary dome embellished with vintage newspaper, 3 adorable vintage hardware knobs, and 10 pages from a comparative anatomy lab manual from the 1960's. What a fun lot!! And for all of my followers out there be sure to check out Emily's blog by clicking here. Emily does awesome re-purposing of furniture and other items that have been cast aside. She does lovely work, bringing out the beauty in the beast. Thanks Emily!



Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New Necklaces

I finally had some play time in my studio over the holiday weekend. I was able to create 4 new necklaces which I will be selling at Riverwalk Art and Antiques.  Here are a few pictures of them. Enjoy!




Sunday, July 3, 2011

Riverwalk Art and Antiques Sneak Peek

Hello friends! I have exciting news. The last month or so I have been busy preparing my new vendor space in a brand new venue called Riverwalk Art and Antiques. Riverwalk is located in downtown River Falls WI right off Main St. Opening day is this coming Tuesday, July 5th, and our grand opening is July 7-9. Riverwalk is a mix of art and antiques and other funky stuff. Be sure to check out the Riverwalk blog by clicking here