Tuesday, December 13, 2011

So Very Fortunate...

I have been so fortunate lately to have some wonderful pieces of memorabilia to work with for some holiday special orders. And on top of having some great things to work with, I am so thankful and honored they have en-trusted me to create some special and one of a kind heirlooms with them. A piece so special, that it can be passed down to the next generation...
Lorraine's beautiful Jeanne brooch was one of those pieces...

I turned her brooch into a one of a kind wearable treasure....

It was so much fun working with this beautiful piece of French history!!!


And my friend from Memphis sent me her grandfather's military patches and buttons from his old military uniform....
You know me and that military memorabilia, I just can't seem to get enough of it!

I fastened all the patches onto cuffs and added some old rhinestone bling for some real feminine glamour.
And I attached the beautiful bronzed buttons on to the ends to serve as sweet little charms for the bracelet.

Just look at the amazing detailing in these beautiful old patches...

...not anything like the patches we get these days...


...the patch below was definitely the "belle of the ball" so I found it fitting to accessorize with old rhinestone woven fabric...



I hope she will be happy with these cool old patches turned into blinged out cuffs!


One of my latest designs inspired from my recent trip to England...
"The Anglophile"




I filled this antique Langham Hotel souvenir match case with old vintage photos of London...



I just "LOVE" the photo below of the changing of the guard! And check out the detailing on the inside of the match case...

Pretty cool, huh???

And the back of the necklace...
...complete with a miniature compass in case you lose your way on your tour of England.

And, of  course, some new earrings for Etsy...

Well that is what I have been up to lately! How has your holiday season been going??? Hope everyone's creativity is brimming over this season!! Take care mes amis and see you back here in a few days!!! 

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love these pieces Christine. Those lucky girls!

Theresa

Petite Michelle Louise said...

what an honer to create with such treasured and sentimental pieces. and they are so very lucky to have them in your very loving capable hands. they are stunning creations Christine! truly!

lorraine said...

So Very honored to have you create for me....I can hardly wait to see and touch my new necklace.....I echo all the comments before mine.....

Christine, you rock!!!

Carol @ A Bird in Hand said...

Loving the two necklaces. Simply stunning!

lorraine said...

So ..I wore my new Jeanne necklace to a Christmas Party on Friday night....all the ladies there create jewelry ...the party was held at Nancy Jamar's home,,,she is the owner of Gilding The Lily in Fullerton ,CA......the oohs and ahs were constant the entire evening...EVERYONE MARVELED at the beauty of the necklace....I particularly love the sterling Danecraft leaf design portion of the necklace....THANK YOU CHRISTINE FOR A FABULOUS HEIRLOOM PIECE.

Leigh said...

What stunning designs! I love them all. You honor the special momentos so beautifully.