THIS.....is a parure.
Crafted by my special friend and jewelry artisan, Vickie Wills, this photograph was made of a special order parure she made for a customer last spring. She has featured our gorgeous Old Rose Ox findings, especially the large open roses found at B'sue Boutiques
Check them out right here: http://www.bsueboutiques.com/brass_roses.shtml
A parure is a full set consisting of at least three matching pieces....this one has four: necklace, earrings, ring, and cuff bracelet. If she had included a brooch, she'd have five and it would be a GRAND parure.
Find more of Vickie's pretty art-to-wear jewelry pieces at http://www.jewelrybyvee.com/
Vickie loves her craft space just like we all do, and, like many of us, loves to make a grand mess....and that's all good. It doesn't MATTER if you have a big fancy space, all organized and perfect. If you wait til that happens, you might never make a thing!
The main thing is that you have A SPACE.
Here is a very cleverly collaged photo montage of different views of the creative space at Jewelry by Vee:
I LOVE the captions!
I'll be sharing lots of messy workshop photos on this blog this week. It all started with me sharing one of MINE last week in my FB feed, and daring people to do the same.
Since then MANY have been bold and fearless, sharing their pictures quite freely! I'm so thrilled that they have done so. We all share a common thread.....we love to make a mess! And we all realize that it's not necessary to have a fabulous, expensively put-together studio. We'd all love to have one, but we'd rather be happy while we wait for our ships to come in.
AND....we are! We're all in this thing together!
Please feel free to come the the B'sue Boutiques Facebook Fan Page and upload photos of YOUR creative space! Be sure to include the MESS!
On Sunday, two artists who have uploaded photos will be chosen to receive a 25.00 gift certificate to be spent at http://www.bsueboutiques.com on anything they'd like!