Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A nice surprise this morning and in love with aqua...

I went to etsy this morning to spiffy up my shops a bit, and look what I saw on the front page ~ a treasury picked by etsy admin that included one of my vintage ribbon roses!
What a nice surprise! Don't you just love everything in that collection? It's hard for me to choose a favorite, but I really like those simple crystal dangle earrings.

I have loved aqua and its variations for a long time, but lately it seems like nearly everything I make has shades of aqua in it.
This first piece, though not aqua, does have blue. I enjoy making these folk art fraktur paintings once in a while.
This is another acrylic painting / collage I recently did. It has a very distressed, crackled background, and I couldn't resist adding little vintage words and paper birds:

...and here are several soldered charms I made last week using aged and watercolored papers:

...and this last piece was something I had wanted to make for a while after finding the wonderfully tarnished and aged vintage brooch in Karla Nathan's shop. I found an aqua suede belt, a few brass components such as the chain and jump rings...

and added a pretty little glass flower to the dangly thing on the chain...

If you'd like to see more of it, just click on one of the photos, or go here.
My giveaway is still going on this week, just scroll on down and read the post below this one.
Have a lovely day!


  1. I have been enjoying looking at your beautiful jewelry creations! I especially love the charm necklaces with the heart in the middle. Also the round glass pendant. So neat!
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  2. Hi Lana,
    Nice to meet you.
    I love the aqua things too!!
    Thanks so much for your visit,and for you sweet comments.

  3. You are just so darned talented, Lana! Everything is beautiful!

  4. Yay for you!! And I am loving your little charms.

  5. Congrats on the Etsy FP! I love your new bird charms!