A formal/black and white bracelet, for a dear friend who just flew into town (boy, her arms must be tired...ba-dump-bump!), and a Gothic romance inspired one for etsy (while I hate to jump on that Vampire bandwagon right now, I'm not stupid, either...and the colors are so good together). Both of these are the same pattern bracelet as the one I posted a month ago (beadmetaler), in a picture with the Vampire wine. Full of Swarovski crystals, crystal rose montees, glass pearls, and loaded with seed beads...sterling silver toggles, both. The black and white bracelet also sports a vintage glass bead and crystal bauble.
And, finding myself wrapped into Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo" last evening, and not ready to hit the couch, where I would have fallen asleep immediately, I dragged this back out to finally attach it to the satin neck cord. This is a BEAUTIFUL, vintage coat button - not Bakelite, but a plastic from that era. 1-3/4" wide...2-1/4" with all the beading and Swarovskis on the edges.
As funky as it was already, it NEEDED the piece of zebra print Ultrasuede I found for the back.
And finally, I had to include this. Though it was not made last evening, I did make this for my daughter's birthday last year - she collects St. Christopher medals (the patron Saint of travellers and surfers), and I had found this 1930's piece (there was a very cool story about it from the person I acquired it from...it came over with it's first owner from the "old country"...however, I AM hungry and can't remember it now). It looked to have been attached to some sort of base in it's previous lifetime...it is heavy and beautifully detailed - 1-7/8". I beaded around it for her, added pearls and crystals and a hot pink, Ultrasuede backing - it's one of her favorites (or at least I like to think it is).
The lovely old silver-plated piece, next to it, arrived in yesterday's mail. This will, somehow, be turned into this year's gift...I just haven't figured out how to use it, yet. It was a car visor clip, with the lethal looking, sharp prongs still intact behind it. It's a full 2-3/8" long. Perhaps a project for the next few days, just to stay out of the 115 degree heat we are expecting - my computer said it was 105 degrees last night at 11:00! THAT is why I don't pay attention to the actual temperature readings here (those of you from out of state who always ask and I can't tell you - this is why)...can't do anything about it anyway! Happy weekend - hope yours is cool!