What is it about blue, teal, turquoise, and aqua? I'm crazy about these colors and they're all over the place in the jewelry I make and sell. These are a few of the pieces I recently finished....
The inspiration for this vintage button charm bracelet came from three blue and gold round metal buttons. Their painted design reminded me of a starfish.
I made this necklace from a vintage earring with turquoise and clear rhinestones, beads from a broken rosary, a strand from a broken faux pearl necklace, and a couple of antiqued silver connectors.
An old clip on earring in yummy shades of blue is the focal point for this adjustable bracelet. I layered two antiqued silver filigrees for the base.
I had just enough turquoise glitter left over to fill one more vintage perfume bottle. I wire wrapped the neck and formed a bail above the top. An antiqued silver goddess was just the right size for the front. Never again will I empty the contents of an old perfume bottle down the sink. Never again will I rinse out another old perfume bottle without wearing gloves. The
smell odor lingered all day no matter how hard I tried to get rid of it.
OK, this doesn't fall into the same color category, but I thought I'd throw it in anyway. The base is part of an old drawer handle I bought a few weeks ago. I layered it with a mother or pearl button and topped it off with a vintage clip on earring. I took an old necklace apart and used the pearls to make a new chain.
I think I'll just sell the four handles on top because they have fixed bolts. The other flat one is still waiting to be transformed.
Switching gears for a minute.....
I had a successful day at the Pleasanton Antique Fair last Sunday. The weather was perfect and the street was packed with shoppers. I was by myself most of the day, so I never had a chance to walk around or take pictures. I like getting out to visit, but being too busy with sales is a real good thing! The button charm bracelet, turquoise glitter necklace, and the necklace with the drawer handle base all sold. That's the idea, right?