Mitzi Curi is an antiques dealer from the East Lansing, Michigan area. She also LOVES to make stuff! Here we are visiting together last spring, when she came to visit and take a class at B'sue Boutiques
Recently Mitzi was visiting in Naples, Florida. When she travels she likes to visit shops and stores that carry jewelry....and take photos for inspiration! (I love to do that, too!)
Look what she found in Anthropologie:
Very cool connected bib necklace!
You could do that with filigree, I think it might be a little lighter. And what about some colored stones instead?
I might try something like this with these pieces from B'sue's :
Need some little sparkly flatbacks? Come raid my stash:
Come to think of it, I have to raid it, myself, unless I can find what I need in a work drawer. I bought a cool pair of lace heels and want to 'sprinkle' them with a bit of glitz! (But that's another subject to share another time!)
Mitzi also found this nifty necklace which, I must say, trips my trigger!
Dunno if she found it in Anthropologie or an antiques mall, and I don't know this designer....but wow. That's quite a price tag! I LOVE the design, though!
Kinda makes me think of this one, I did long ago:
The bottom danglers, anyway. I reprised it as a necklace awhile back....and sold it in my Ruby Lane Shop
Or maybe even something like my horse necklace. See how one idea leaps to another?
I LOVE dangly stuff. Dangly pins were always a big hit with collectors of antique and vintage jewelry, too....back in my own antiques-dealer-days.
Mitzi found these repurposed jewel boxes:
You can totally see what to do, there! just be sure you don't break up anything valuable, use scrap pieces. I like to combine new and old elements for more 'surprise'.
Mitzi also found this cool Ian St. Gielar for Stanley Hagler necklace:
Some folks feel mystified about this type of beading.....it's more simple beadwork over a brass stamping, you can get it down in about half an hour. More tedious than anything.
I love jewelry made with seed beads....but I hate working with them!
St. Gielar was a head designer at Haskell? Really? Hmmm. Took a ten minute break to do a little Googling....no success on that yet. He joined Hagler in 1989 according to one website.
There's a little detective work for later!
Anyway....thanks, Mitzi, for the inspiration. Say guys....Mitz writes a fantastic blog from which you can learn a TON!
Mitzi's Miscellany You should subscribe!
I got my ladies from Mitzi:
They are lookers! Check out this hat:
She has no hair....she has to wear it, LOL
Say, speaking of subbing to blogs, I'm gonna be writing in mine a WHOLE lot more now. Did you notice the new format? I love it! IT makes me feel inspired.
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