Monday, February 7, 2011

I have been creating something a tiny bit unique. 
Arte Nouveau Meets the Beach 
My New Jewelry Collection. 

First viewing today. ....
Overall opinion:  You will either "get it" ...or you won't. 
A bit off-center, slightly off-kilter, 
crazy, gaudy and perhaps a touch gothic or medievel.

Love 'em or leave 'em Designs. 
(Ha) You know what I mean.

I designed each piece.
Most of them have a slight hint of the Sea 
with a piece of Sea Glass, a starfish, sand dollar 
or other beachy trinket..... 
I will have them on Etsy (SeaDebris marketplace) PRONTO.... 

Bronze, silver & gold melded with natural starfish on a neck cuff.
"At 20, flirty & coquettery."  and "At 40, an outcast."
Aqua blue and purples on gold metal lace w/ clay leaves.

Another view of the aqua & purple.  Oh la la.

For a Mermaid's neck.  Pearls, Starfish, Oyster & Seashells, 

And, last here is my first piece of the collection to sell..... 
A 3 piece set of silver with sea-foam green seaglass. 
The neck cuff, earrings & bracelet were some of my favorites. 
Apparently, someone else loved it too.

3 piece set. Earrings, neck cuff & bracelet.

P.S.   Forgive the creepy model's old neck.

You may have seen my previous neck cuff attempt with the finds 
from the bargain bag of lost & broken jewelry 
from the Desert Treasures thrift store.... 
Once I made one, I got inspired, I guess. 

I also received a gift from a friend -
An assortment of collectable buttons of the past.
many of these buttons make a statement just as they are. 
Added to my designs, they are incredible.  

So once again, I share with you my funky inspirations! 
For the slightly gothic red & black corner of my head...
My daughter painted these back a few years ago 
with that sometimes dark teenage passion.

(I still love 'em, Bethany!)  

Blue Shoes
Black Rain
“The creative is the place 
where no one else 
has ever been. 
You have to leave the 
city of your comfort 
and go into the wilderness 
of your intuition. 
What you’ll discover 
will be wonderful. 
What you’ll discover 
is yourself.”