Sunday, December 5, 2010

LOOK AT THIS



I can't believe I forgot to show these goodies I found at the flea market last week! The pearls are not really very old, but I really loved the clasps so I had to take them. The smaller pearls have a nice aged patina to them. I am not certain what the flowers are made of, I think bone, they were a bit pricey, but had to have them, they are truly gorgeous. The best find of the day and the year are the vintage brass pieces ....the friendship hands and the buckle of some sort with rhinestones. My mind is swirling with thoughts of how I want to use these! The piece in between the brass pieces is a piece of victorian hair jewelry. I had never heard of this but my lovely vintage supply lady educated me a bit on the subject, if you are curious, just google it, and you will be amazed as I was. I was a bit creeped out, but that quickly turned into fascination, and I am sure to be using this braided remembrance in something unique!
The great fabric and laces in the background are from Lorraine Stobie of Creative Daily. We did a little exchange, and I was gifted with her beautiful fibers......I am happy!

18 comments:

stregata said...

What lovely treasures, Sharito! You scored at the flea market. Love those brass pieces - so wonderful! And the victorian memory piece - it is probably a watch 'chain'? I see those here at the flea market sometimes - such intricate braiding and weaving work.
Now I can't wait to see what you do.

Dorthe said...

Sharon, yes it is a bunch of VERY BEAUTIFULL things you found there.
I know about the hair -jewelry, and habe seen many gorgeus pieces in museums, here in DK-never had one in my hands though.
It was a fantastic find.
Hugs, Dorthe

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Sharon,
what beautiful treasures you found!
Can't wait to see what you will create with them.
Have a lovely Sunday.
Hope all is well.
Hugs,
Marie

steufel said...

oh Sharon, the brass-pieces are adorable. Your really digged up treasures here:-)

Diane said...

Ahh-most excellent finds!!

Whimsey Creations said...

What wonderful treasures you found! My mother used to have a bone rose necklace but it was just one bloom on a chain of tiny balls made of the same material. Our favorite thing to do when we were kids and home sick was to go through her jewelry box and 'straighten' it out LOL Remember the pop beads - I think those were our favorite!

Mari said...

Sharon esas piezas con un tesoro precioso, disfrutalas!

Kathy said...

Nothing better than beautiful old jewelry. I love that rose necklace. Looks like fun! - Kathy

Cathy said...

great score...and i LOVE those friendship hands!

romantic decay said...

WOW, great finds. Can't wait to see what you make with them.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Since I am still working on my Hands altered book, those hands really spoke to me. I would have made a mold of these, then cast them in polymer clay. You got a super find, along with some other really lovely pieces. What a shopping spree!

Esther said...

oh wow Sharon!! what beautiful carved roses!!

Judy said...

Well Sharon you saved the best for last! I love vintage brass pieces you can do so much with them!

Debrina said...

OMG I am so excited for you! Honestly, you've made me green with envy! These finds are spectacular. And thank you so much for putting me onto Miss FicleMedia's tutorial - I went and bought one. Ha ha. I love it! I'm just getting into jewellery making, so I think I shall have real fun with trying out these gorgeous leaf shapes (I even dreamed about it last night!).

I will send off your wee prize soon. I just need to get into my studio and organize my life tonight!

Alice said...

What beautiful treasures! I would be hard pressed to let go of them.

Side Street Style said...

Oooh what pretty finds...I love little treasures like these :)

Laura x

~*~Patty S said...

fabulous treasures and the hair bracelet is amazing...that sort of things truly intrigues me
oxo

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautiful finds Sharon, I have a rose necklace just like that, it was given to be my grandmother who got it from her great aunt. Its carved from Ivory. If you want to see if it real, heat up a needle and find a place thats not noticable and see what happens when you burn it, smell it so see if it smells like plastic or bone.

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