Good morning, dear readers!
It's Election Day here in the USA- if you have not voted already, please do so. We will be heading out to vote as soon as the polls open this morning.
I spent a good portion of yesterday digging through the closet in the Atelier. This was a very good thing to do because I found several items I'd "hidden" from myself. The long lost jar of MOP (mother-of-pearl) antique buttons was found behind a large box of fingering weight wool. It had somehow slid behind and I was so pleased to find it! I went through the jar, sorted and cleaned the buttons and placed them in an organizer on my jewler's bench. Here are just a few of the buttons:
Can't you just see all of the lovely pendants and brooches that these will make?!? What do you think- shall I do a special piece for a giveaway event? Pendant or brooch? Leave your comments on this post and I'll announce in tomorrow's post what event I'll do.
Oh- I forgot to post images of my new acquisitions! A dear friend of mine (Tommee) is a big fan of vintage jewelry. She is moving into creating her own OOAK jewelry and is thinning out her vintage costume jewelry stock. I was lucky enough to acquire a Whiting & Davis intaglio brooch and pendant:
The thing that makes Whiting & Davis so special is the superior mountings they used and the fact that they used rock crystal, not glass, for the intaglios.
I also have a gold-toned brooch like this that I'm working on.
So many anchoring possibilities are on both the brooch and pendant! What colors should I use on these? I have some wonderful dyed pearls and Swarovskis that would be great accents. Any suggestions???
Well, Lily is spinning and Jim is grumbling. Time for a run after I give the old bear his coffee. May you have a fantastic day full of creativity & don't forget to tell me what you'd like the next giveaway event to be in the comments!!! Until Wednesday~