I just added a few pieces of jewelry to my shop and I wanted to give you a preview here. I have been embracing the colors of coral and turquoise a lot lately.
Here’s a cuff bracelet with a vintage metal hardware piece as the centerpiece. I added turquoise patina to bring out the amazing detail.
I was getting a sort of western vibe so I chose cowhide leather with brindle hair for the band.
As you probably know, I am very committed to reusing and reinventing pieces and parts, mostly vintage, to create new pieces that work in today’s design. Virtually all of my jewelry incorporates upcycled items, most of which had nothing to do with jewelry in their original state.
For this necklace I took belt loops from an old pair of blue jeans, overlaid them with vintage lace and formed them into a cross.
A vintage button and swirly coral glass beads add a pop of color.
I do love crosses!
Another material I love to use when designing is items found in nature. We have a lot of trees in our yard and have done a few projects using the wood from them. It’s not often you come across a branch that yields heart-shaped slices, so of course I was elated to find and use this one in my jewelry designs.
Mixing rustic with a bit of bling, I paired it with a glass crystal drop (also vintage)for a simple, natural necklace.
I’ll show you a more colorful version of the heart slice in my next studio share.
Hey there! I’m really enjoying the warmer weather, how about you? We kind of skipped right over spring here in the Midwest and went right into really warm – hot temps. So, while I’m wearing jeans a lot at the moment, I will be wearing a lot more skirts and shorts in the very near future. I’m on the hunt for a new maxi, either dress or skirt.
You really can’t go wrong with skirts for summer, they’re such an easy way to be cool and breezy. What are your go-to summer pieces, skirts, shorts or dresses? Do you keep wearing jeans when the weather gets super hot?
This time of year with the weather so wishy-washy, there’s no better friend in my closet than my jean jacket.
When I wore this outfit to church it was cool, almost chilly, but later in the day when it warmed up I shed the jacket and was very comfortable. Cardigans are great for the cold/warm issue too, but jean jackets are so versatile they’re my go-to wrap.
There’s something kinda old-school edgy about them, don’t you think?