Saturday, April 14, 2012

Portrait Cuffs...

Bonjour belle amis! Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend and enjoying this fine weather we are having.
As of late, I have been mostly inside and really enjoying making my latest obsession...Portrait cuffs. I have always loved cuffs and you know I have a weak spot for vintage portraits, so what better pairing then to put the two together for some fun vintage pieces. And besides the fact that cuffs look really cool, they just always seem to be more comfortable to wear than regular bracelets.
Here are some of my latest cuffs....






 
...and I have managed to finish a couple more portrait necklaces also...




...I just loved the regal personality of this old lion medal with a portrait button center...





...and the Victorian gutta percha mourning bird pendant made this three strand layered portrait necklace something really, really special...








...and I also have been working on some vintage Rosary earrings...



Check out the beautiful detailing on these sweet vintage rosary centers...


...and those garnet briolettes are to die for!!!!




...and I also love these petite hand carved vintage mother of pearl rosary hearts...

...so I made them the centerpieces of these sweet bird earrings.


And shabby, chippy faux pearl rosary strands really make these old earrings come to life...
All of these fun new pieces coming to my Etsy shop this evening!


I also wanted to tell you about a couple of blogs I have found this week that have brought me so much inspiration over the last few days. I was so enamoured by "Castles Crowns and Cottages" blog that I just have to mention it here. There is so much eye candy there, and you can tell Anita pours her heart into her posts. It is such a feast for the ears, eyes and heart, it does not disappoint.

And if you're a lover of all things French, you must visit Ms. Rhonda at "A Little Bit French"  blog. Her blog is so full of Parisian inspired beauty. There is so much to see there and it is really a fun place to stay and get inspired by.  Her love of  France definitely comes to light on all of her projects and posts.

Hope you will visit them and get inspired as I have been, have a great week my friends and see you here in a few days!




4 comments:

lorraine said...

FABULOUS.....EVERY CREATION!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OMG. First I was ENCHANTED AND ENTHRALLED by your outrageously gorgeous jewelry...I must run to your Etsy shop.

Then I saw your link to my blog! WOW!!! YOU ARE SO KIND MY DEAR! I am sorry that I did not come earlier yesterday, but the day was spent preparing for dinner guests.....THANK YOU SO MUCH and I MUST RUN TO SEE YOUR JEWELS!!!!!!!!!! Anita

Rhonda said...

It has been so nice getting to know you, Christine. Not many take the time these days.

Merci for sharing your gorgeous jewelry with us. You've reeled me in, lol.

xo Rhonda

Belladonna said...

Your creations are so delicate, ephemral and just stunning.