Thursday, October 6, 2011

THE NEW BLACK...

Actually, OLD, new black.  It didn't take me long to find that perfect black bangle, and it arrived yesterday.  But first, I wanted to share a new/old rosary I made for my daughter this past month (and humming the Gaga song about "Jesus is the new black", as I write - I think Gaga would like this one).  I found the antique marcasite cross pendant awhile ago, but it seemed to get pushed to the side...probably in a frenzied attempt to find more Bakelite bangles.  The cross is a beauty, and can be used as either a pendant or a pin - perfect for the rosary.  I purchased the sterling center connector in Denver this summer, and then made my own rosary chain - each and every one of those bead links was hand made and I think the end result was well worth the effort.
My much coveted black Bakelite bangle was found last weekend, and arrived just yesterday...hand cut in the shape of a bow - shiny, thick, 3/4" wide, and all mine.  The race has slowed for now - famous last words.  The final photo is a grouping of a few of my antique tintypes that will be undergoing a beading transformation in a few days...new stock for the shop, and a show I have been invited to participate in, come December. Hope your Thursday is creative...we are looking at blue skies in Vegas today - not the black clouds of yesterday!

10 comments:

Dorthe said...

The Rosary is fantastic, dear- what a work, it is amazing- your daughter must be so happy for that beautiful jewlery. And congratulations with the bangle- what a beauty also.
hugs and love
Dorthe.
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Ahl Cooped Up said...

Beautiful as always. I think you need to be an octopus to wear all those bracelets!! I love the new black one.
Hugs, Pat

Jackie said...

OH MY GOSH!! That is fabulous...geez, why can't you adopt me??? I love the bangle too, great in black!

vicki said...

Black is a fabulous color for jewelry- these pieces are stunning. The rosary is beautiful- and the bangle is gorgeous. I think black is totally exquisite in jewelry pieces-- beautiful photos!
Vicki

oldgreymare said...

What show tootsie? Craving those tin types and I wish the rosary was in the shop (hehe) and the bangle oh my! Next week - my house - coffee and something?

xoxox
z

Ronna said...

Very nice. Look forward to the final pieces.

Hopewell Creek Designs said...

Love,love,love the rosary....the black gives it such a charming,old fashion,like it's been in the family for years feeling!!Great job!!

Cindy said...

This are awesome! I love them all!

Mandy said...

I absolutely adore the rosary....georgeous!!! I want it! ;)

Colleen said...

That rosary is gorgeous and if you made them to sell, they would go like hotcakes! Good job, chica!!