Friday, November 14, 2014

My Mom's Jeweled Creations

Where did the week go?  Wow, this one really got away from me.  I've been so busy with non blog-worthy projects this week because the house needed my attention, so all the junkin' projects and other fun stuff had to be put on the back burner.

Last weekend I was a vendor at an out of town craft show and I'm still playing catch up from being gone for several days.  As always, this show was a big success and the best part was being able to spend time visiting with my mom because she had the table right next to me.  I wish I had more pictures to show you, but it got crazy busy immediately after they opened the doors on Friday afternoon.  That's a good thing!!

Christmas trees with vintage jewelry
I wish I could take credit for these beautiful jeweled trees and wreaths, but my sweet mom is the one responsible for bringing them to life.  It was no surprise that both of these trees and another one sold the first day of the show.  She also sells her handmade quilts, purses, dolls, and pillows.  My mom is 84 years young and still manages to get out there almost every weekend for some serious treasure hunting. 

You should see these sparkle when the light hits them just right.

wreath made from vintage jewelry
She also makes these beautiful jeweled wreaths.  I was eyeing that pretty silver pin hanging in the center and was tempted to pluck it right off.

Two more beautiful wreaths I sold for her last year at Noel Vintage Holiday Market.

wreath made with vintage jewelry
This is a jeweled wreath I made many years ago, long before I was using bits and pieces of old jewelry to make new jewelry.  I first posted about it here in December 2011.  Every holiday season I bring it out and display it in the center of this large chippy old window that hangs on a wall in my family room.

Here's a lone picture of my jewelry table.  It pretty much looks the same every year, but why change something that's working?  I have to go vertical in order to maximize the display area of a 6' table, but since we have to sit stand (who has time to sit) behind our tables, I always go vertical on the sides so I can still see and talk to my customers. 
craft show jewelry display
  I'm going to be a busy jewelry maker and silverware stamper because my next show is coming up in just a few weeks.  

Have a great weekend and please stay warm in your neck of the woods.



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38 comments:

  1. I am glad your show was a success Betsy and your booth looked great! How nice that you could do the "show" thing with your mom!

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  2. Betsy, I love your mom's creations. That is so awesome that she still does these. My mom is 82 and still sews, paints and crochets tons of things for our annual family bazaar. It takes place on the 21st and 22nd and it is our 20th year of just our family putting on a huge bazaar and bringing all the items. Good luck with your next shows!

    Hugs, Dianne

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  3. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree I see...;)

    I don't normally see jeweled wreaths. Those are awesome!

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  4. I LOVE those salvaged jewellery Christmas decorations.Wonderfully OTT!!
    Your booth looks very pretty.
    New follower.

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  5. Oh.My.Goodness! Your Mom's work is beautiful and it is easy to see you did not fall far from the Mama tree!

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  6. Creativity definitely runs in your family. The trees and wreaths are so pretty. You are going to be busy with another event coming up in just a couple of weeks.
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  7. Betsy, these are wonderful. I can see where your 'eye' for treasures comes from.
    congrats to your mom!

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  8. What an absolute joy it must be to share your love of creating beautiful things with your mom! Those trees and wreaths are stunning. And your booth as always is such a stand out!

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  9. Wow! That's a lot of jewelry pieces! the trees are wonderful and I really like the wreath you made & its placement in the round of the old window....

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  10. BETSY - You (& your Mom) are TRUE sources of inspiration. THANKS for sharing!!

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  11. Your Mom does beautiful work Betsy! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!

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  12. The jeweled wreaths and trees are drop dead gorgeous!!

    I see where you get your creativity from!!

    Thanks for sharing!!

    hugs,
    Deb

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  13. Betsy, your Mom's trees and wreaths are gorgeous! I think it is wonderful she is still out there crafting and enjoying life. Happy the show went well for you also. I'm taking a week to work just on my home. I need to rearrange and edit some more and it makes a mess to pull it out, reorganize and put it away. I'll feel so much better when it's done!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  14. They are GORGEOUS! I love the wreaths with all the pretty sparkles. It always makes me wonder if it's something I could make and have my little jewels out on display. Enjoy your weekend my friend. Tell you Mom she is a marvel! Hugs to you both, Diane

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  15. Those trees are so beautiful! It's easy to see where you got all of your creative talent. Great work Mom!

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  16. I see that the apple did not fall far from the talented apple tree!!! And yes, I would have also been tempted to pluck that little beauty off. Spectacular work ladies!!!

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  17. Your table looks so fabulous! I'm sure it really draws in the crowds. Your mom's work is spectacular, but of course it is, she's your mom!:)I love your wreath as well. Lord knows I have plenty of old jewelry to make a wreath, who knows maybe this year's the year?
    xoKathleen

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  18. Now I see where you get your talent and creativity from! Your mom's trees and wreaths are absolutely beautiful. And how nice that she is still able to not only make such treasures, but also set up a booth and sell them. I love how you display yours in the old window...so pretty! Have a lovely Sunday.

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  19. What a lovely booth you have to display your treasures. You and your mom are so talented. Love the jewels on the trees and wreaths, just beautiful!

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  20. Bless your Creative mom and her treasures she makes. I love your "jewelry table display" and of course all that you create. Blissful Sales Dear...

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  21. Betsy,
    Your booth is very interesting and inviting. I would like to see a jeweled tree in person, I never have, and, until you mentioned it, I never realized how sparkly they must be. Please tell your mother that I admire the artistic placement of each piece. Charming.

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  22. Such beauty! My mom just started taking mosaic class, I am going to send her this as inspiration. Now, Betsy - no plucking!

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  23. WOW! Your mom's trees and wreaths are absolutely gorgeous! I love the way you set up your booth. If I was walking by I would be drawn to it, like a magnet lol, and would be taking a few pretties home with me I'm sure.

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  24. I love the wreaths. Your table display is so serene, the lace table cloth is the perfect thing to display jewelry.

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  25. Betsy, Your Mom's wreaths and trees are beautiful!! Kudos to her for doing what she loves at 84!! That would be tough competing with your own Mom! Lol. Do you sell the same stuff on your Etsy? I would love to shop your goodies. That would be fun :)

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  26. So that is where you got your talent...So impressed that your Mom is still treasure hunting...She proves that if you stay busy and have a hobby you will stay active and healthy!!! I love her wreaths! Love your jewelry booth too!

    Carol

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  27. I love your mother's creations, Betsy...she has a real eye for combining types and colors! How fun to have shared interests! Your booth is beautiful!

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  28. Wow! It's all just so gorgeous! Gorgeous wreaths, gorgeous booth, gorgeous everything :) Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

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  29. those jewelry wreaths are wonderful.
    my gosh it takes lots of fabulous jewelry to make one i'm sure

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  30. You are one busy woman, Betsy! And your mother is amazing--thrifting regularly AND crafting AND selling--I hope I'm half as active at her age. Love, love, love her trees and wreaths. What a blessing to share the same interests with your mom :)

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  31. That's so great that your mom is still so active at her age. My grandmother isn't but a few years older than her and pretty much doesn't leave the house. I bet we all aim to be as active as you mom when we get to that age! And her creations. . . they are really something to behold! I see where you get your talent for sure. It sound like the show was a success for her. I hope it was for you as well.

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  32. Betsy, I love your table -- just the one I would stop at! And please tell your mother how exquisite her trees are. They are simply stunning.

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  33. These are beautiful!! I could look at them all day...so many pretty jewels :)

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  34. I hope I'm like your Mom at that age. These are just stunning!

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  35. What gorgeous jeweled Christmas trees and wreaths, full of colour and sparkle! They must be very satisfying to create, too. I love your booth. It's lovely to see the space used so well and it looks so enticing.

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  36. Please tell your mom that her creations are fabulous! I especially love the Christmas trees. I know you are so proud of her and, of course, she of you!!!

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  37. Thanks so much for sharing this charming creation with us. You are featured this week at Ivy and Elephants! Happy THanksgiving.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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