Friday, September 26, 2014

Shop Updates: Boo Yah!

Happy Friday to all! There have been some recent shop updates, and I wanted to share a few of them with you lovely peeps...

Statement necklaces - Oh my!

The Women vintage photo statement necklace
 I had this crazy idea to make a necklace just completely loaded with vintage people. So loaded that there wasn't much room for anything else. So I started making these "statement necklaces" and they just make me laugh as I build them - they're so ridiculously fun! The Women features 21 charms of various sizes, ranging from 1/2 and inch to 1 inch in diameter, each depicting a female from the time period of around the 1900's to the 1960's. There are a few charms that feature ivory lace here and there with crystals and faux pearls in between.
The Women vintage photo statement necklace
 These necklaces are actually very comfortable to wear - the charms lie flat around your neck, sort of like a collar. These are especially great if you want strangers to stand very close to you and stare at your neck - a perfect ice-breaker!
The Women (detail)
Military Men (detail)
I don't know why, but I seem to collect a lot of military pictures. I wanted to see them all together in one great big necklace, and I love the way it turned out! Military Men has 21 charms showing soldiers, sailors, air men, airplanes, submarines, even a small child in uniform! There are a couple of decorative paper maps thrown in there, and a limited color palette of black, which sepia, grey and teal ties everything together.
Military Men vintage photo statement necklace

Military Men vintage photo statement necklace

Finally, something for the men!

I've tried cufflinks in the past, but these are completely new designs that I really love. To accompany my line of customizable heirloom jewelry, I've introduced heirloom cufflinks - easy to have customized with your own family member's portrait! These would be ideal gifts for weddings, anniversaries, to celebrate a new job, birthdays, you name it! I never destroy the original image when making my jewelry and accessories - instead, I work on very high resolution digital scans so your treasured family photographs are kept safe and sound. 

Heirloom Photo Accessories to Customize - men's antiqued brass cufflinks
My lace cufflinks would be perfect when outfitting a wedding party - these would make awesome groomsmen gifts! Although the pictured cufflinks are shown featuring a pale green background, I can include any color to tie in with wedding colors perfectly. I can even use lace from the bride's dress. I like that the lace softens the cufflinks. 
Pale Green & Ivory Lace Cufflinks
Although both of these cufflink pairs are shown in an antiqued brass finish, either could be done in a silver-plate finish.

The holidays are coming...

I know, I know, December is still a ways off, but the holidays are indeed coming and will be here before we know it. (Ahem, 3 months, ahem.) With that in mind, I've made a few holiday ornaments out of teeny tiny collages - each measures about an inch in diameter and comes hanging from a silver ribbon. Click any of the captions to be taken to the listing.

Joyful Silver Angel vintage photo holiday ornament

Golden Angel vintage photo holiday ornament

Angel Boy vintage photo holiday ornament
I'd love to see a little table-top tree completely decked out in these ornaments with some beautiful vintage glass baubles mixed in. Don't you think that would look fantastic?!

There's still more new jewelry over at Sweetpea Studios....AND I'm now on Big Cartel as Hello Sweetpea!! Hop on over to either shop to take a gander!

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