Monday, September 12, 2011

New Projects!

I always begin with a fabric flower - this purse has a section of a vintage bracelet in the center!
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The flower is fabric and the center used to be a jet black brooch in another life!

Again, the flower is fabric and notice the vintage rhinestone bumblebee pin!

It's been quite awhile since I last posted anything on my blog but the minute summer seems to fade my creative juices seem to grab hold.  So here I am again ready to write about one of my latest projects.  I have been upcycling vintage purses--embellishing them with fabric flowers and vintage jewelry.  The jewelry is usually an old brooch, an odd earring, or a piece of broken necklace or bracelet.  Over the years I have amassed a huge collection of vintage jewelry which I now sell on Etsy and Ebay.  This involves cleaning and repairing it prior to offering it for sale.  After years of doing this, it has led to accumulating a tons of odd, mismatched, broken, bits and pieces that are just too beautiful to dispose of.  These are the pieces that I use to embellish the purses.  As you can see in the photos that I have shown here they add a lovely, old-fashioned, stylized look to each purse.  It also gives each one a unique, custom look.  Ahh...September I absolutely love it - the beginning of autumn and the start of another season of projects!

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