That big old storm put us all a little behind, I think....so I'm a day late!
Here in Ohio, it wasn't so bad....just windy and miserable. Cold, cold rain, it's still raining. A little less than it was....but still raining. And of course, I went and caught myself a cold, ugh.
That having been said, the fact that we had a storm, did not flag the momentum at the B'sue Boutiques Creative Group at Flickr, for Mayhem Monday. We had a lot of great posts: in particular, I believe I'm going to use Terry Matusyk's (Pink Chapeau at Etsy) photos for another post altogether. I'll give you a little tease, though:
This is a collection of jewelry made by designer Harry Iskin, who manufactured sterling/vermeil pieces in the US from approx 1930 to the early 50's. These pieces have a strong mid to late forties feeling. Perhaps you have some that you have inherited from a relative or found at a flea market.
These pieces are highly collected and so, they are not repurposing fodder. ;-) More on that in my next blog post, which will be dedicated to telling you more about this jewelry, along with the use of Terry's photos and a link to Dotty Stringfield's http://www.illusionjewels.com
Terry also shared this very collectable brooch made by the Napier company:
Maggie Akerson shared a nice grouping of earrings.....I chose just a few photos, and you can go back and have a look at the rest at the FLICKR group:
She makes the lovely polymer clay roses by hand! I smiled when I saw these Spanish Rose earrings:
I recently made a couple of pair of them very similar, only using the rusty black mount. We carry the cameos and the mounts at B'sue Boutiques
Maggie fell in love with Mona Lisa, too:
These are the 18mm Mona's from B'sue's.
I liked these pretty eardrops, too....again made by Maggie:
Just a little somethin-somethin....and so wearable!
Laurel Steven is a fabulous polymer clay artist:
Awesome, what she did with the clay and the vintage molds she's made. Find her shop at Etsy.
She also did a little repurposing:
This reminds me SO MUCH of German Deco jewelry, even the old Fahrner styles....chrome with bakelite! Laurel took some bits and some buttons and came up with this showy piece. Well done!
Grace Acosta of Rivkasmom.com showed us some funky steampunk:
Beautiful stuff, with those rivoli stones! And then there was this pendant:
I LOVE the upside down clock.
This photo sent by Grace gave me a chuckle.....edible steampunk!
You know what....don't laugh. I would totally spray these with gold spray paint and lacquer to seal. I might use them on a picture frame.
Last week at TJ Maxx HomeGoods I found some really cool pasta in the gourmet section, it just had such a look about it. I didn't think food....I thought components! And YES I DID spray paint them. In fact, I have big plans for them and even sent a few out in the MUSE BOXES I had available this week----so if you got one, don't laugh! Muse Boxes are about putting on thinking caps! Outside the BOX! (the pasta box!!)
These Easy Peasy Earrings are from MockiDesign at Etsy (Monica Rangne):
Mocki lives in the Lower East Side of NYC, and the last we heard from her was on Monday afternoon. We know that part of the city was hard-hit, so we hope she is safe and dry and that we will hear from her very soon, she is a precious part of the B'sue Boutiques Creative Group
Pretty much everyone else has checked in, so we will be so glad to hear from Mocki when she gets back to a computer.
One of the sweetest photos this week was from Bonnie Merck:
This is her darling little Westie, Gracie. I love these dogs; I always said, if I had a little dog it would be a Westie. But I can hardly manage these rotten cats!
Here Meep shows you all his splendor. He is a big fat Maine Coon cat.
Evie just likes to sleep. All day!
BEFORE I FORGET: The winner of the 25.00 gift certificate drawing to B'sue Boutiques is PAM ROBERTS of A GYPSY AT HEART.
Pam contributed some great pieces to our Mayhem Mondays during October. Thanks, Pam!
We'll have another drawing next month!