Tuesday, January 11, 2011

MY SOUL IS FED...

BY NEEDLE AND THREAD
Happy, creative new year!  Today, in between a little of this and that (cleaning and ironing - yeah, very little of that), I pulled out a jingly, jangly bracelet I had made with lots and lots of different size silver-plate rings (lots of rings, but boring as all get out), right before Christmas.  Having an "aha moment", I decided to add the tiny little vintage scissors charms that my Dad had found for me last year - inspired by a special bracelet received from my friend, Jackie...a hand-hammered sterling piece with the words, "My soul is fed by needle and thread".  A quote she said she had seen and squirreled away in her brain for me, for an entire year.  Jackie can be found at Peace Love and Art Shop.
Hanging from the side of this treasure is a tiny little charm in the shape of a pair of antique bird scissors (a pair that I own, in actual size), which prompted me to finally realize what I wanted to do with the group my Dad sent.  I hung them and then, like the true needle and thread gal that I am, returned to my antique button stash for a handful of old mother of pearl and glass buttons to fill the rest of the space - I do love jingly bracelets!
Some of the scissors are almost microscopic in size - OK, maybe not microscopic, but penny size.  All but the pair with the black handles open and close, and before hanging them, I had to test to see if they actually cut paper.  They all cut - except for the pair with the black handles...those STAB!  I am sure there may be accidents wearing it, but it's a risk I'm willing to take for the sake of fashion...and jingles.
The pair in the center here is the deadliest - very sharp and pointed - they may be used for both cutting AND stabbing...or "shanking"!
I am hoping to balance more sewing time in with the jewelry this year - blog giveaway coming on the 100th post...busy working away on it, and some new pieces for the shop as well.  In the meantime, I am joining White Wednesday at Faded Charm - there are always some beautiful, creamy posts to ooh and aah over - make sure you check it out.  Thanks to Dad and Jackie, for fueling my sewing love and providing me a little protection, in the dark alleys, on the way to the fabric store!

36 comments:

oldgreymare said...

Do you have enough scissors? I think I may have some squirreled away...

<3 z

Julia said...

What a treasure!

Nancy said...

Hi there! Thank you for visiting my blog. Oh, I love yours...love your background too.

This is one of the cutest bracelets every! Those little scissors are so sweet and the saying is darling!

Nancy

Nancy said...

Just visited your Etsy shop and favorited you...gorgeous creations!

Nancy

Rebecca said...

I love that! Very cool...
Blessings
Rebecca

BailiwickStudio said...

I love the quote - it's exactly how I feel about myself! And, the bracelet is gorgeous. ::Jill

Faye said...

I like the little scissors and small mop buttons. Very beautiful bracelet!
Faye
wildrosevintage

Ana said...

Hi Tanya,
I love dangley...not sure if that's a word :-)... bracelets and yours turned out beautifully. Love those cute little scissors. Awesome job. Happy White Wednesday.

Smiles,
♥Ana

Deanne said...

Beautiful job! I love the look with the little scissors and the saying, well done!

Rebecca said...

So we meet at White Wednesday! I never heard the quote before but ♥ it! What a perfect setting for it. Jangle on :)

Rebecca said...

Oh how cool is that bracelet and those little scissors-!!!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

How facsinating, I love the designed.

Only Prettier said...

i love those little scissors!

The Primitive Bucket said...

How pretty is that??? Love the quote and the scissors and being they are from your dad makes it even more special...I can't wait to see it and YOU in person soon!!
Love and miss you girl!!

Jackie said...

Oh that scissor bracelet is great! Scissors are the charm of choice for us scrapbookers, I just got a new scissor charm from Brighton! Hmmm, maybe I should make me a bracelet..my soul is fed with photos and paper!! haha!

The Wilted Magnolia said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! :) And yes, The Ribbon Store and it's owner, is fabulous! I would love to live close enough to get in there.

shannon i olson said...

lovely piece, those little scissors are fantastic.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

LOVE that jewelry!!!!!!!!! Those little scissors are adorable:) I am your newest follower and will be back to say hello!
~Debra XXX
Capers of the vintage vixens

Kattywhompus Primitives said...

Oh Tanya...this is JUST LOVELY! I'm a bit partial to the mother of pearl...and those tiny little scissors, well...

Sandi said...

What a neat bracelet! Thanks for sharing.
Blessings~

Fish Tail Cottage said...

such pretty jewels! thanks for coming over by my blog & leaving your comment...xoox
~tracie

Heidi Meyer said...

I am smitten with your jingle jangle button bracelet! Yes, needle and thread nurtures my soul too. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. Happy White Wednesday! Heidi

Blue Creek Home said...

Lovely bracelet! The tiny little scissors are just too cute.
Rhonda

Gracefully Vintage said...

Oh HoW i love that jewelry, so Darling.. And what a great quote to live by, and describes me as well.
Great Blog- glad to of found ya, a new follower, ill be back soon
Karryann

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

Hey did you make that for me? It looks just like me. The sizzers, the buttons and the saying. Love it!

Thanks for your visit to my blog. I'm joining your followers.

hugs
cindy@stitches

Susan said...

What a unique, pretty bracelet! It would be worth any scissor pokes to wear that. Thanks for your nice visit to my blog via WW.
Happy White Wednesday!
- Susan

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Your bracelet is gorgeous! I love jingly jangley jewelry. You are sooo creative, I love the stamped message and all! The scissors are very cute. How cool that they work too. Do be careful now! :)) Thanks for visiting me and your wonderful comments. Come back anytime!

The French Bear said...

Oh my, how lovely!!! What a gorgeous bracelet..... it looks so pretty!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Your jewelry is beautiful! Love all of the tiny vintage-looking scissors!
Have a wonderful day!
~ Jo :)

Anonymous said...

Wowie Toni Let's see what you can do with the elk rack I'm sending you.... Love dad in Denver

Sandy said...

Your work is beautiful! C’est ravissant!

Merci beaucoup pour vos aimables commentaires sur mon blog!

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Scissors and Buttons on bright silver rings, these are a few of my favorite things!!! I also love that quote and and actually wrote it down a while back to use on my blog, since I work with needle and thread in my folk art!! The bracelet is lovely, as well as so very meaningful!! Enjoy all the "jingling" when you wear it!!
Thanks for sharing!!
Blessings~
Julie

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

What a beautiful bracelet! Happy belated WW!

Judy

Hopewell Creek Designs said...

Now I think I am going to have to go drag out all of my old charm bracelets,I had too had a teeny pair of scissors and a teeny pistol the chamber actually spins(from Texas in the 1950's)amongst many others.Charm bracelets were so important in my high school days along with angora wrapped around our boyfriends class ring.Now hearing that David Nelson has died,gosh where did those years go =-)
Rebecca

Norine/Henderson, NV USA said...

Very nice! Love the scissor charms!
I need to lose this week old cold and feed my soul and get back to creating soon too. Happy weekend!

Diann said...

What a beautiful bracelet! I love it!