Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Lost & Found: Purple Passion

So I mentioned that I love recreating vintage jewelry? Here's my latest...I'm in love with it so I thought I'd share. This is a brooch of my mother-in-laws (I believe she bought it in the 60's) that she so graciously donated to my cause. I don't want to start family drama or anything, but I am seriously keeping this. No, really. You might have to fight me for it if you think otherwise. Ok, settled? Awesome. If you love this as much as I do, I have a couple of other brooches that would work in this same design; just let me know!

And, I can't take all of the credit. Thanks to my sister for helping me work out the kinks and for modeling!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Friday, February 6, 2009

Lyndsey's Wedding

This is from my sister Lyndsey's wedding over Thanksgiving. I used glass pearls and in her necklace, found a vintage crystal brooch piece by Tiffany's that I was able to incorporate. I twisted two separate strands of different sized pearls to give it more interest. I think it turned out really well! For the bridesmaids, (as you can kind of see on me) I used much larger glass pearls, with amethyst cabochons set on posts for the earrings.

"Redlands" Necklace ($148) and Earrings ($18)

All photos courtesy of Suzy O Photography.

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