Sunday, June 8, 2008

Old and New Favorites

For months I have been searching for the perfect size, shape, color bangle bracelets to use these beautiful metal vintage buttons. I finally found these pretty pale gold and silver square shaped bracelets that where the perfect size. With the help of my hubby's Dremel tool, we were able to drill the right size holes into the top of these lucite bangles. I was able to then sink the shank of the button into the hole and glue the button to the surface. They came out fantastic!
I will be on the hunt for more bracelets. I have several other large vintage metal buttons that I would like to use for them.
This gold bangle has a gold tone metal button with this victorian couple on it. The edging on this button is so pretty. It really sets off the gold bracelet.
I love the old and new elements of these pieces. This bracelet is the palest silver with an old metal button with a flying bird. This one is definitely my favorite. The buttons have been added to the bracelets with the shanks intact so the quality and value of these old buttons have been preserved.


Red, White and Blue....
In preparation of celebrating the 4th, which is right around the corner I made this fun 4th of July Garland.
I am discovering that I am a true paper crafter and that is where I seem to be most happy. The jewelry is so pretty to make but I love the glitter and glue!


I hung this garland for sale at my booth at the Carriage House. Here are the recent photos. It is filling up.
I added some great vintage luncheon linens that are beautifully hand stitched and some of my clothes pin birds.I am really enjoying my little space at the shop. May was my first month and I was really excited that I was able to cover the rent plus have some left over. Not bad for three weeks. June is off and running and I have sold the cute sugar bowl pincushion that I made and a pretty vintage doily. I won't be getting rich, but I am having fun!
Have a great week, my friends!
Tammy

13 comments:

MommaRu said...

You did a great job on the bracelets. Very pretty.
The little birds garland is so sweet and your 4th of July Banner is awsome. Love it.

scrappermimi said...

How fun! SO glad I came along your blog! I am just loving those fab bracelets and banner!

Good luck with the store, so glad the first month went well.

Heather Grow said...

The bracelets are beautiful.

I LOVE your 4th of July banner. How did you make the stars?

Lee W. said...

fun! Totally love the banner! That should catch some eyes!!

KaReN EiLeeN said...

LOVE the bracelets!! Are you putting them in your booth? You should have an Etsy store. The banner is great too!! ANd hey, who says you can't get rich? "Do what you love and the money will follow"......

KAREN EILEEN

angela said...

Hi Tammy,
I met you this weekend at the Daylily Festival and thought I would stop by to say hello. I love the bracelets and I can't imagine why you didn't have a booth there. Of course sales weren't great and it was unbearably hot(101-Friday and 100 on Sat--ugh), anyway I am adding you to my list and will stop by often.

Linda said...

Love your bracelets AND your banner for the 4th. I'm in a patriotic swap...will put my stuff up soon. I loved Savannah! I will continue to upload a few photos the next few days.

Sugar Bear said...

Beautiful bracelets Tammy! I too enjoy the added benefits of having hubbby's tools around. I love your banner and congrats on covering rent plus!
Karla

CINNIBONBON said...

Tammy!!
Such language your using
"sink the shank"...LOL It just cracks me up. It must be all the drugs I'm taking.

I'm so happy for your booth, it all looks just great and I love that banner!! Hot damn for the Red, White and Blue!!!!
I love all the birdies on that wire too..way to go!

Sandra Evertson said...

The bracelets and banner are Fabulous! And I Love your new avatar photo!
Sandra Evertson

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Your spirit banner is adorable. Isn't it fun to make things for your shop and sell them? When I had a room at a B & M shop I was always making something or turning a trash into treasure kind of thing and then selling it. I loved it. Nope....I, like you, knew I was never going to get rich doing it but the gratification was wonderful. I loved my crocheted flowers. Heading over to Etsy now to leave feedback. ~ Lynn

LizzyJ said...

Goodness! I love those bracelets! What a wonderful idea to fuse old and new. Heading to Etsy now...
Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer Paganelli said...

pretty place lots of inspiration.Jennifer