Wednesday, December 03, 2008


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!


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.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful bling treasure!
Lovely picture too:)


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


Diana said...

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

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! :) said...

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

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