3/6/11

Using the good stuff...

Lately, I've been working on making some altered jewelry. It all started with a few old silver spoons (blogged about here and here) and has continued to keep my interest -so far. I have a lot of good stuff that I have at my finger tips to use at any given moment, if I could only stop long enough to actually use them! Today I'm going to share some of my jewelry that I've made....
More spoon charms.... This little cherub is one of my favorites~ This spoon charm below I used a brass photo charm of my mother when she was a toddler. I am wanting to find her birthstone, an amethyst, to dangle from the hole I drilled in the bottom of the spoon. This spoon was one of my favorites... when I went to bend it, the whole spoon stem snapped clean off the bowlie... nuts. Luckily, I found a super cute silver thingie, that I glued onto the back and now its ready to hang on a chain. Here are some more spoons in the early stages of being worked on. I do these in stages to let the glue have plenty of time to set up. The larger spoon has fresh water pearls and gold and amethyst beads along the edge. I altered some rusty keys... and even more keys.... The next step is to add some altered chains to everything. But for now... here they sit~Here are some drool worthy photos of some loveliness that I get to pick from when ever the need for some bling arises. I've got the vintage pins....I've got the goldtone & jewels....
Vintage pin backed brooches and the like....
A drawer full of charms, and other stuff~Watch parts....Some loose faceted rhinestones... and bags & bags of faceted rhinestones from microscopic to pretty darn big! All of that along with oodles and oodles of flat backed rhinestones~and even more rhinestones....Don't even get me started on vintage linens and the stacks and stacks of dresden embellishments I recently acquired.... *sheesh* I'm seriously thinking I should open an etsy store and sell some of this stuff before I die and have it all end up at a "fill a bag for a buck" yard sale... *sigh* So much stuff-- so little time!! I've linked up to Karla's blog for her "Using the good Stuff" linky party. *woot-woot*

24 comments:

Leila West said...

I would so shop at your store if you opened one, lol. drooling over your stash!

Lovey said...

Oh the Bling!!

Storybook Woods said...

Now what a creative way to use spoons, I will have go look at mine now!! Clarice

Lena said...

These are clever and interesting. I like them very much.

Thank you for participating in the good stuff challenge. I appreciate it.

Lena

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

My heart throbs when I see that many jewels! I want to come and play at your house!!!!

Pearl said...

I really like these spoons the ones with the childrens pictures are so special.

Ginger said...

OH MY GOSH, you do have GOOD STUFF!! Everything you make has good stuff I bet!!! Beautiful spoons.

Recycled Rita said...

Your creations are wonderful! Love all your bling! karen....

Kris Pare said...

The spoons are beautiful! Bestill my heart on all that bling!

Diane Costanza said...

You have some nice pieces going... I like the keys as well.

Diane

fairyrocks said...

Wow Cheryl, YOu are making the Best things with your Good Stuff!!
Love all of your little art jewelry's
Keep smiling and creating

victoriantailor said...

Oh wow!! These are great!! Love the charm of your mom.
Celeste, The Victorian Tailor

Katsui Jewelry said...

These are fantastic! I just love them!

kluless said...

Oh my goodness, I could spend hours looking through your fabulous stash of goodies. I love those keys. Keys are one of those things I accumulate and have a hard time bringing myself to use. Lovely!!

Lululiz said...

I don't think I have EVER seen a stash that big. EVER. Lol, what an incredible amount of fabulous embellishments.

Judy said...

Must say my jewelry stash looks a lot like yours, but you have, by far, the most! Love the spoons. what a cute idea! And I have been decorating old keys and putting them on necklaces to sell. Thanks for sharing!

Do Be Do Bead Do said...

Two words: play date.

Laurie said...

I have to go change my blouse -- I've drooled all over it! Please invite me to your sale whenever you have one! I do love your spoon pendants and decorated keys! Just gorgeous!

Holly Moore said...

Holy Gosh! Your spoon pendants were already amazin enough but then I scrolled down to see your stash of jewels. Whoa! YOu should consider a "swoon warning" for this post. Lovely lovely GREAT stuff!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

WOW you sure have a lot of good stuff to work with. Love those altered spoons.

Danielle

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

WOW!!! You have some amazing good stuff!! Dying over all that fabulous jewelry. And I LOVE your creations!! Sooo beautiful!!
Hugs,
Amy

Jeanie said...

The spoon charms are wonderful -- so glad I had the chance to discover your blog!

Curtains In My Tree said...

I love the spoon charms also.
I have lots of old spoons just can't use a tool!!!I would cut my hand off instead of the handel to the spoon LOL really.
I wanted a drill press and the family said no you will drill through your hand.

Love all your treasures, thanks for the show and tell

Janice

I am going to do the Karla use your good stuff also

I use E-6000 glue

Monika/Buzsy said...

These are all so beautiful! I should be living in California! I would shop in your store especially if you are offering good deals! :o)
Love your altered spoons and keys!