Wednesday, December 03, 2008

bling

This week's assignment for Shades of Inspiration, was bling! Oh, this was fun, and it wasn't hard to design a piece using some great vintage rhinestone finds. The focal piece is an art deco rhinestone shoe clip, found at Nothing Ordinary Antiques & Oddities last Sunday. I added wonderful vintage rhinestone teardrops. They dangle playfully from Czech fire-polished glass beads, swarovski crystals rondells, and faceted lemon quartz. Wow, I love these old rhinestones. They really catch alot of light!
I will leave this and several other pieces at Nothing Ordinary, in anticipation of Nancy's 3rd Annual Customer Appreciation Holiday Party, which will be held this Friday, December 5th, from 5-9 pm. I really love this antique shop. It is packed full of beautiful antiques and lots of Christmas goodies. Tomorrow I will take lots of photos (for a project) and maybe shop (just a little). Then, I am off to San Antonio to see my dh. It is her birthday. We will have so much fun together. I am so excited!

9 comments:

Chris said...

What a pretty piece! This is really BLING!
Have fun, my dear~~

Tammy's Treasure Chest said...

Bling is the perfect description for it! It's gorgeous, as always.

KayEllen said...

Wonderful bling treasure!
Lovely picture too:)

Smiles,
kayellen

Fanciful Expressions said...

That's a gorgeous piece. Just right for the holidays.

Meg Wolff said...

What a beautiful piece! You certainly have a way with jewelry, it is like you feel it and gently transform it to enhance its best attributes. What a gift. It is obvious that you love what you are doing.

I went over to visit Nothing Ordinary. Looks like a fun place to spend some time. :-)

Daryl said...

The antique piece reminds me of shoe clip or collar clip .. so pretty

:-Daryl

Diana said...

Love your piece, Diane, and your photo! Have fun at the antique party and visit with your daughter.
Diana

kansasrose said...

This is gorgeous! I love the special sparkle you find, and how you capture it with the camera. Hope you had a great visit with your daughter! :)

Froodle said...

I love the all snow effect. How did you do it?

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