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Monday, December 19, 2011

A New Heather Box!!!

My long time readers will know just what that title means, and how very exciting it is. But for the uninitiated, let me break it down for you. My friend Heather gets vintage jewelry lots from ebay and from garage sales, thrift stores, etc., because she wants a few pieces in the lot. And there are always plenty of things she doesn't want, or that are broken, or not quite her style so she saves them up in a medium sized Priority Mail Box until it's full and then mails it off to me for salvage!

I'm so glad she didn't tell me this one was coming. It made it all the more exciting when I got home and there it was waiting for me. I've sorted through it all, and picked apart most of what I'm saving but there's still some work to be done. It takes a couple of weeks before I'm ever through.

Oooh just look at how much fun this is gonna be!!!

I see some good stuff in here...

Plenty of glass pearls. And vintage rhinestone rondelles!

Old 50s plastic pearls, some sparkly stuff, lavender and white glass!

I adore the hand painted heart shaped piece of shell. It's one of my favorite things from the box. It's sitting next to the Deco rhinestone leaf buckle, which shall one day meet some sari ribbon and become something beautiful. Any ideas?

Strange plastic mummies - perhaps next Halloween I'll make an orange and black king cake and tuck the mummies inside? (If you're not from New Orleans or around here, you have no idea what I'm talking about.) Another fab rhinestone buckle. A great enameled butterfly bracelet, a cool stacked gold bell pendant and some other fun stuff...

There was so much more than this, including a dark gunmetal shoe-clip that is going to make a gorgeous bracelet some day.

I love Heather boxes!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Artists Helping Artists Silent Auction

Several artists in the blog community have decided to band together to help a fellow artist in need. 

I am offering the necklace I recently completed for Erin Prais-Hintz' Color Challenge, as well as a pair of earrings that don't match - but they coordinate pretty well. I do love working with sari fabric, it provides such a fun texture.

I'll start the bid on these pieces at $20 and I will be more than happy to ship anywhere in the universe!

Would you like to be the winning bidder?

Please leave a comment along with your bid. If you are the winning bidder, you will receive an invoice after the close of the auction, which ends Sunday the 11th at midnight est. There must be a way to contact you. If you have email preferences turned off in your profile, please leave your email.

Many people are auctioning items to help out! Please visit these the other artists below and place your bid!

List of participants:

Heidi Post
Marie Cramp & Lori Anderson
Barbara Bechtel & Staci Smith
Erin Fickert-Rowland
Keirsten Giles
Andrew Thornton
Karen Totten
Kristi Bowman-Gruel
Nan Emmett
Maire Dodd
Amanda Cargill Austin
Janice Everett
Rebecca Anderson
Shannon Iko Chomanczuk
Jennifer Justman
Erin Prais-Hintz
Kerry Bogert
Patricia Gasparino
Erin Seigel
Courtney Breul

Other Fundraisers:
MaryAnne Carroll at LMAJ

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Holiday Shop Hop!

Welcome to the Holiday Shop Hop! Michelle from MiShel Designs has organized this big online shop hop! Thanks Michelle! Please click on her link to see the full list of participants.

Starting today and lasting until December 20th, I'm offering 15% off in my etsy shop! The coupon code is HOLIDAY15. Please stop by and see what I have to offer, and then check on all the other participants' pages! I'll be adding even more items over the next few days.

Happy Holidays and thanks for stopping by!

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