Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Vintage Findings

" Mexican Calendar Girl"
"Straight Shooter"
You wouldn't know it, but this Mexican calendar girl is holding a rifle. The sound, when she pulls the trigger, is music to her ears. She is strong and sure; and a straight shooter! She is a Mexican calendar girl (artist of the MCG postcards-Angela Villalba).
I added a "d" for fun. But any or no initial would be fine. It measures 22-1/2".
I used yellow agate, a sprinkle of faceted carnelian, a couple of 10 mm dark smokey grey Czech crystals, one beautiful vintage key (I had found in Warrenton); and THEN~vintage findings (which include some nice turquoise) from a necklace given to me by my dear daughter's friend, Justine. Sweet!


Anita said...

The charm is gorgeous, but the rest of it is brilliant! Gorgeous colors, and I LOVE the key!

Anita said...

P.S. - I got a compliment on my bracelet the other day, and I told them it was made by my friend in Texas who is a jewelry artist... she said that she has a friend who makes jewelry, too, and I said no, Diane doesn't just make jewelry, she is an artist!! :D

Diane said...

Ahhh....thank you Anita.

Anonymous said...

We can learn a lot from your mexican calendar girl:
shoot straight, look sharp ... and do both with gorgeous spirit!
Xo! Fantastic!!!

Chris said...

Beautiful lovely piece~~~!!!!! The handcrafted charm, the different beads and findings. So very cool my friend. Your work is rockin'.

A bird in the hand said...

Oooohhh, that's me drooling. Gorgeous mix of beads and colors.

Anonymous said...

LOL...really nice...I love how your work is progressing...I see "YOUR" style coming out...neato!

Tammy's Treasure Chest said...

WOW Diane! I think you're onto something great here! I love this, and especially the key. What a cool touch.

Paul Sears said...

that's very cool - I love the mix of stones & metals, just gorgeous! Thanks for posting the pic - I do a little bit of jewelry (well, I mean shooting jewelry), so it's great to get some inspiration!