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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

{ Memory Jewelry }

when I'm not working with needle & thread,
I like to turn my attention to making jewelry...

not just any jewelry,
nothing shiny & sparkly~
something that suits me,
something simple and grounded...

something with a story to tell...


So last evening,
I dug out my jars of goodies,
bins of buttons,
containers of vintage 'stuff' for lack of a better word...
and here's what i made:

I LOVE how it came out!
Ii used an early tin-type photograph,
some really pretty rhinestone findings
(that I dulled so their not too sparkly)
and a bluebird charm w/ envelope...
hung on a brass watch-fob chain.
I like the look of these,
...what I call "Memory Jewlery.".
I'll add a couple of bone and mother of pearl buttons and
....voila'...
a perfect necklace for a primitive-lover!
The house smells like corned beef & cabbage...
the windows have been cleaned, the floors swept & all the woodwork polished...
my humble little farmhouse is so pretty!!!!

Happy St. Patrick's day to all~
Blessings from the Farm,
Lori

10 comments:

rebecca said...

I love your newest creation. I never thought of using tin types like this. It is beautiful. I will have to start keeping my eye open when I am out antiquing. It's good that we live in different states. ;)
Wear it with pride.

Rocking Chair Stitches said...

You amaze me every day Lori.
Michelle

Robin said...

I LOVE the jewelry, it suits us prim lovers to a tee. Hope to see you Fri. night.

libertystar said...

LOVELY!

Andy said...

its beautiful, if you go into the business of selling them I want to be one of the first in line! :) love them

moosecraft said...

Well... you certainly accomplished WAY more than I did yesterday!!! I'll be giving it another go today... The necklace is magical! Love it!

HRH Sarah said...

Beautiful work!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Andy,
I am planning on offering some of my pieces on etsy...I'll let you know when they're in the shop!

Thanks all, for the lovely comments!!!

~Lori

Lovey said...

Very nice! I love the look!

Susan said...

Your jewelry is lovely - very creative. keep designing all of the varied things you like - we seem to like them too!


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