vintage bits of love


Today's show was a huge hit... thanks to Tammi for hosting it. The girl's got mad organizational skills. It was a great opportunity to meet new people and to visit and generally hang out in a relaxed atmosphere. I also revealed my new designs in bracelets and necklaces. They're sort of funky, vintage, metal ephemera goodies.


All the coins dangling from them are real - and vintage, most of them from the 50's and 60's - from The Secret Weapon and The Fan's journeys across Europe. The Secret Weapon first visited Europe as a young man in 1957. I've seen the photo albums. Think "Mad Men" meets the London art scene. Very cool. And he saved all these coins for someday... like now.


Of course he figured out how to zap the proper toggles to them and they are planted on there as sturdy as all get-out. Now I can have fun with them and dangle them from all sorts of lovely creations.


And before I could even think about it, these bracelets were gone. In a flash. Dotted with Francs and Sixpence and Half-Francs and Deutsche Marks... 


... embellished with fleur-de-lis and tiny Eiffel Towers.


I dug deep into my tickle trunk of goodies to make these up for today's show. And now they are gone.


Tonight I pulled out raw chains, pearls and charms from the absolute bottom of the treasure trove. I want to pull a few more together for next weekend. At the very least, a few more of these necklaces:


I lurrve the juxtaposition of the industrial ball chain with the delicate vintage treasures.


And I am sorry to tell you this, but I have none of these left, either. I was not even clever enough to pick one out for myself to model during the show and then keep. It was a silly move. One might even say, amateur.


I truly think I liked this one the best. The patina on the coin was just perfect. So lovely against that metal chain. Do you follow my train of thought, Dear Reader? *sniff*sniff* Away it went.





In the end, all that remains is one last special piece, that will be popped in the mail tomorrow for a dear friend who needs a lift. It says:



Dear Rosa: I will be home soon.  xoxoxo

18 comments:

MJ said...

Such fun jewelry! I keep getting compliments over and over on the necklace you sent to me! I love it!

Angela said...

What lovelies. No doubt you will have more to make in the near future and you will be all the wiser to keep on for yourself this time! You did a lovely job, as always. And oddly enough, I think the entire reason that I would love to have one of those, is because it is a part of your family history, and that seems very special to me.

Love,
Angela

alittlebitofscrap said...

So very pretty!

karen said...

I think this line of creations is "you" and they are beautiful

Suzy said...

Simply divine jewelry Dear Saucy....Creativity is flowing throughtout. Congrats on a great show! Love all the coins!

Grace said...

and Betsy Johnson have nothing on you!! lol Beautiful! Grace

Claudia said...

They are beautiful! No wonder they went so fast. Oh my goodness, I love old coins!

Pepper said...

Those are awesome Saucy!

SandraD said...

Beautiful jewellery - the new owners are very lucky girls. The combination of pearls, ribbon & vintage charms is perfect.

Anonymous said...

I love the one with the Tartan ribbon--would be great for Robbie Burns night!!

Lisa said...

I love your daddy's zapping! Maybe I should send him some of my old coins. Better than drilling holes in them, I think! haha Very saucy designs! Too bad you didn't keep one. I make similar ones. I love many things clustered together. Yummy!

the treat girl said...

Pretty pretty!!!!!!!!!! Loooove it all miss!!!!

Jerri-Lea said...

Hmmm, I'm thinking that the girls will be able to make some necklaces from their pressed pennies from the trip!
You sure are lucky to have The Secret Weapon!

Saucy said...

The pressed pennies would be so cute on necklaces! Buddy Budderson pressed pennies all over Florida when he was 10. He was obsessed with finding those silly machines! I have a bundle of those too...

Lisa said...

We have pressed pennies from Disney, about every year that we go. They are easy to drill and fun to use on necklaces!

Anonymous said...

Those are pretty amazing. I would buy more than one and layer them. Are they all the same length?

Jayne

Queenly Things said...

That's Rosemary's mom!!!! Oh, you are too sweet. She'll love it!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh!!!! How gorgeous! I would kill to have one of those bracelets and necklaces. I love ribbon, old coins, and vintage things!!