Monday, June 29, 2009

Summer Treasures

I got my pieces back that I had published in the summer issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine. One had sold when the article came out, but I had a couple to list in Junque Revival.
The article was called, "Summer Treasures" where I had framed out old shards and seaglass with polymer clay. I made tiny flowers, leaves and tendrils for some. I collaged these two with vintage ephemera and images.
The chain on this piece was made from fine sterling wire, a Victorian pin, Mother of Pearl, Peace Jade and (my favorite) Garnet.

I hung this one a chunky copper chain
I like to paint polymer clay with many layers of paints and glazes to give it a warm old feel. When you use your own unique blend of paints, your pieces will be sure to stand out from the crowd and they will be your own.
We have had endless rain here in Maine, except for two fairly nice days on Friday and Saturday. Friday, a warm breezy day, I went to Wiscasset with my Dad and Stepmom at Sarah's Cafe. I had this SUPER-YUMM lobster roll on whole-wheat and tomato bread. I knew I had to feed Big Daddy that night, so I got one of their cobb salads to-go. (we love the dressing at Sarah's!) Then we stopped by Treats (and as always it is a special treat to go there!) I grabbed a big hunk of veggie lasagna to go with the cobb salad from Sarah's. I never leave Treats without picking up one of their little fruit pies. Dinner was hit that night!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

little treasures

More fabulocities at Vintage Junque Revival!

Who ever thought that cleaning the barn could be so much fun?

Sunday, June 21, 2009

vintage to wear and to decorate

I just put this new piece up for sale at Junque Revival
I wanted to keep it a bit more modern then my usual look. I combined a vintage drawer-pull plate with an antique victorian button, but kept it light on a simple copper chain.

I have a second shop at Etsy where I have been selling vintage items and destash. I've found some boxes of old treasures in the second story of the barn from the antiquing days. There are finds that I forgot I even had. I've kept a few found-objects for making jewelry, but most I'm cleaning out in hopes they'll find a new home with a new appreciation!

This Goddess wall plaque is ultra shabby-chic

Whenever I look at it I think how fun it would be to have a garden tea-party!


Last fall I found a stray kitty at my bird feeders. It's occured to me that I haven't kept you all posted on our little Bella. Well she's not so little anymore. It didn't take long for the dirty bag-of-bones to clean up! Here she is 9 months later.....

As you can see, she knows a good home when she sees one!

So after writing this post, I'm finding it will definetly take a little getting used to here at Blogger. The one issue I just had, was that the photos went straight to the top when I uploaded them, making it a total freakin' pain! I usually write, add a photo, write some more, add another photo. I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong, but if anyone has some advice, I'd love to hear it! After all these years of blogging with the same service, it might be hard to change my ways!

new home

Welcome to my new home! I'm still navigating my way around Blogspot, but I must say I do find it much easier then my last blog provider!
I'm a bit sad to say goodbye to Sweetpeas, but it was time for a change. MoTime (Sweetpeas home) has been sold and apparently they are planning to change the URL. I had been thinking about doing a blog for Junque Revival anyway, so here I am.
I hope my old friends will relink me, and I'll be sure to put links up on the side bar just as soon as I get a chance!