Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Beauty at its Finest

To me these two photos below of the religous pieces are "Beauty at its Finest".
Have you ever come across something that was just too beautiful to use in redesign?  Well, for me that was the case when I found these two lovely necklaces while buying supplies for my jewelry business.  I am a lover of white chippy items as well as a touch of aqua in my accessories while decorating my home and cabin, so these were wonderful finds for my style.
Isn't it fun when you come upon that perfect little something that makes your heart go pitter patter?  These necklaces drape at the edge of a hand colored photo of my only child, a daughter, whom I had a photographed at age 5 with feathered angel wings.

The photos below are examples of some found objects/elements that I've chosen to redesign with while creating my vintage redesign jewelry.  I just love to use different shades of whites, wether it be a vintage watch face, gorgeous mother of pearl vintage buttons, luminous strands of faux glass pearls in varying shades of neutrals or this precious vintage creamware pitcher from a childs set of dishes.
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I'm linking this up with  at Faded Charm for her weekly White Wednesday blog event.

11 comments:

  1. Your jewelry is beautiful! I especially like the one with the little white pitcher (of course) and the last one with the watch face...gorgeous!
    Happy WW!
    ~ Jo :)

    P.S. Thanks for following! I've signed you up for my giveaway. Good luck! And thanks for the sweet comment about Kittycow! :)

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  2. I do not blame you for keeping the crosses. They are lovely. Your jewelry redesigns are gorgeous. I am now following you so I can keep up with your designs. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  3. Your jewelry is beautiful, Gretchen...I love the charm bracelet! And you're right about the cross necklaces..they're perfect just as they are!

    Lynette

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  4. Hi Gretchen,
    Your jewelry is just stunning! I love how you have incorporated all of the neat found objects. My favorite is the clock face with the sweet bird, and of course the Eiffel Tower charm. Thanks so much for your sweet comments about my clothes pins, you made my day! If I worked in a French inspired shop, I am afraid that I wouldn't have a paycheck left! :)

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  5. Hi Gretchen,I love the jewelry. I love crowns too (mmmm I see a new post), and I love the crowns in your post, especially the crown on the pocketwatch face.
    Great jewelry!!!!
    The Swedish Room

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  6. Love your style and color theme. All your pieces are wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing your art!

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  7. I love your jewelry, so inspirational.
    Margo

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  8. Well, I'm sitting here now having a lustfest over your jewelry and drooling all over my keyboard! Love it... just my style!

    Dawn... The Bohemian
    bohemianvalhalla.blogspot.com

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  9. Hi Gretchen! Of course, these are all gorgeous! Is that 2nd to last pic a bracelet? Is it for sale?
    Do tell....

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  10. I would like to exchange links with your site mimitoriasdesigns.blogspot.com
    Is this possible?

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  11. Thank you annonymous for your visit to my blog and request to exchange links. I will try to get my link activated right now. I keep forgetting to do that.
    You can contact me at gretchen.schaumann@comcast.net and give me your link.
    Thanks!
    Gretchen

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