Friday, September 30, 2011

More of my picking finds

Here is another polaroid camera I got. These things weigh a ton, I can't imagine what it was like to tote these around on a vacation. We are so lucky to be living in this digital world.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Look what I found!

We went picking yesterday through an old barn. It was way out in a rural area that I am not even sure where I was lol. It was fun though like stepping into a giant time capsule. So much of it I kept thinking why would people hold onto this stuff, but at the same time so glad they did so I could find it.

I found this great Carter's underwear in polka dots so cute! I also found old Polaroid cameras that are just amazing. There were tons of Coke bottles. I just love these old green bottles with their curves. This is just the tip of the ice berg I will share with you tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Jewelry

I have been busy in my studio. Here is some of the new things I've made.

Lots of resin items. I like to do these assembly line style, and I seem to get in a groove as I go each one a little more creative than the last one.

I also finally made a very long rosary chain for this soldered box pendant. I found this little skeleton key and added some tiny Swarovski crystals to it to give it a little more shine, oh and I soldered on some rhinestone chain at the top and bottom of the box.

I also have been making some altered pocket watch pendants. These are really fun to play around with. I kinda have an obsession with time, clocks and watches ( funky TIME art).

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Beware this is highly addictive!

You have been warned, what I am about to share with you is highly addictive. You will get in so deep a whole day may pass by, you will be wearing the same clothes you slept in as the sun is setting. Dogs will go unwalked, children not fed and beds unmade but it is sooo fun. I got turned onto this week and I can't stop going back. What is this Pinterest you say? Well it is a virtual pin board of all the photos of things on the internet, on blogs etc that you love that you can pin in one place (not the best explanation) . You can look at other peoples boards or start curating your own. I started by just purusing other peoples boards. Boards with titles like, "Crafty, DIY, Yummy Food, Great Tutorials." Then I decided to become a user myself (notice the word "user" I warned you). I now have a food board, great tutorials, My style, DIY Home and this is just the begining. There are so many talented and sharing people out there in blog land and this is a great way to organize it and revisit at a later date. It took me a couple of visits, but now I am hooked.

Source: via Denise on Pinterest

These are just a couple of items from my boards. Go check it out but be sure everyone is fed before you fall into the black hole!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Quick Bench Makeover

I have sweet friends that offer me their old stuff before it goes to Goodwill, or a garage sale etc. They know usually I will take it. So here was my latest gift, a bamboo bench with a nice covered cushion.
It was in great shape so it did not need any repairs. Actually it was just fine the way it was, but I couldn't just leave it alone. I popped the cushion off and recovered it in my favorite, burlap. Then I had to prime then paint the bamboo a satin black color. Those parts did take a long time because of the bamboo and it's texture. It turned out great. I put it in my booth, and it sold the next day! So today I am taking my sweet friend to lunch, maybe she will have some other cast offs lol!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Help... what is this thing?

I bought this little tag at a booth at my local antique mall. I thought the lion motif and numbers were very cool and would make a nice addition to one of my necklaces. Problem is I really don't know what it is or what it's purpose was. I am not sure how old it is either. I believe the GB would be for Great Britain, but other than that I don't have a clue. Anyone that can help me?