Sunday, February 26, 2012

Dressed in Jewels

Here's my favorite yard sale find from last weekend after her minor makeover.  She still doesn't have any clothes, so her only assignment this week was to model a few necklaces fresh off the assembly line.

She also wanted to show off the rhinestone belt I found at a yard sale on Friday.  Her feet and pole were painted black, but I missed getting a full body picture.

Her neck is now firmly glued in place, so no more mishaps.  I painted it with Duck Egg Chalk Paint and then added some lace and a vintage rhinestone button.  

  A mini tart tin was my inspiration here.  A faux pearl earring, watch parts, and rhinestones were added for flavor.

A watch face, pink rhinestones and a cherub from an old bracelet were a perfect fit inside the bottom half of this vintage cold cream tin.  I attached part of vintage earring to the bottom of the tin.


Not too shabby from the back side.

More watch faces, buttons, and rhinestones.  Now I need to get busy on two other trays full of bits and pieces.
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Linky Followers reminder:  Don't forget that you have to manually update your new posts with the current post date and post title.  I've noticed that a large percentage of the blogs I'm following through Linky Followers haven't been updated and I sure don't want to miss anything if this is the only way I'm following you.  Just log in to your Dashboard, go to the "Last Posted Date" box and manually enter your last post date and post title.  Click "Update It"   All done:-)

I'm linking up my jewelry creations with:

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
My 1929 Charmer for Sunday's Best
Knick of Time Interiors for Knick of Time Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Type A Decorating for Anything Goes

34 comments:

Karen Bates said...

I just love those new necklaces...I want them all!

I don't understand the last date thing. Do I need to do that? I find that whole google + thing confusing or is it called the Linky followers...whatever, It if over my head. I added it to my blog but that's it. Never seen any posts from the followers...at all. Weird?

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love the necklaces - all of them!
Your model looks quiet fashionable - like what you did the the neck.
Glad you mentioned that about Linky - I had forgotten all about updating - off to see if I can figure out what to do.

Michelle L. said...

As always, I desire everything! The tiny tart tin is so cool - looks amazing flipped backwards, it's absolutely a double-sided pendant. Same with the beautiful cold cream lid!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Ohhh, doesn't she look pretty adorned with all her jewels!!!

Hope you had a fab weekend! I created yesterday and today we took another Sunday Drive! OMG, Betsy, I took 94 photos, LOL, only posted a few, LOL

I hope you have a great week!!

xoxo

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

She's beautiful, Betsy! Well worth the double-parking incident!!! Love the necklaces, too. The tart tin is my favorite!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I love those last two! You make so many pretty things! I'm off to look at your Etsy shop...again! Hugs! ♥♥♥

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Oh wow! LOVE this jewelry! I found you at Sunday's Best. I'm adding you to my Google Reader and am doing some shopping at your Etsy shop. So glad I found you!

Diane Writes said...

I didn't know that you have to do that in Linky Followers. I am actually still learning the features of the not so user friendly site. But thanks for the information Betsy.

There she is, the woman who is worth of a double parking ticket :D She turned out more beautiful with all those handcrafted necklaces Betsy. I love here more now.

Okio B Designs said...

What a fabulous find!!!! And my gosh, your necklaces are beautiful!

Jeanine

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Very pretty! ♥

Sue said...

She is one dolled up girlie! I love me some bling and this gal definitely has some sparklies, Betsy. Glad you reminded people I don't think they paid attention when they signed up- there were several of us who posted that you have to do this when you have a new blog post! It IS a user-friendly application- they just have to get used to it.
:-) Sue

cathy@my1929charmer said...

I'm not a jewerly girl, but I love this, I am so in love with the mini tart tin, this is so lovely. Love vintage also. I so wish I could find a dress form at a reasonable price! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.Tay!

The Cranky Queen said...

I'm "green with envy"!!! I love those old dress forms...Lucky Ducky. The necklaces are so creative. Love them all. Tiffany

Loretta said...

Wow Betsy, you have a gem here! love love all your jewelry...what beautiful creations! Great Post! Hugs

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Betsy, Your new girl looks just great and I love your fabulous jewelry creations.
Hugs,
Julia

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

First of all, she's lovely! Second of all, your creations are so unique and beautiful. Where oh where do you find those baubles and bits? Never thought of using the watch faces that way. Love the tins especially and of course the rhinestones and pearls.

A Cottage Muse said...

She looks beautiful and I love your necklaces!!
Thanks for the Linky reminder!

outjunking said...

Just stunning. Glad to hear she won't be coming undone any time soon. I like the add surprise the necklace's give when they turn over. Pretty smart indeed.

Stephanie said...

I love how you used the tart tin and old metal cap. Too clever for words. They are beautiful pieces.

Your model needs a name. She is becoming a star.

Amy Burzese said...

Your jewelry is fantastic! I need to shop your Etsy store. And, I need(want) a girl to dress up.

Cheryl said...

She looks great and so do your necklaces! Your creativity inspires me. Love the tiny tart necklace.
Have fun,
Cheryl

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

You adorned her beautifully. Love your unique and creative jewels. That's all she needed. It's like she's wearing a sweater.

Blue Creek Home said...

Who needs clothes when you look that good in nothing but jewels!!!

Love her --LOVE the jewelry!
Rhonda

Poppy said...

She looks gorgeous dressed in her best jewels! and ready to party:) Beautiful jewelry and so unique! Thanks for sharing with us and for your loving thoughts on my book covers. Have a wonderful week!~Poppy

Pam said...

Love the color you chose for her neck and the embellishments. She is lovely and a great salesperson for your lovely jewelry.

Mindie Hilton said...

Love the back side of the cold cream necklace. I love all of these. I would love for you to share your talent at my Fri-Monday Anything Goes linky.

Anne said...

Love those necklaces.What a great find at the yard sale.I am hunting for one of those myself.Love that paint color.I am linking from Knick of time.I am your newest follower.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Your jewelry is gorgeous!! I think it is soooo original and your dress form is coming along nicely. I would love to find a rhinestone belt like that!!

Carol

Jane said...

I've enjoyed catching up on your posts!! Love your garage sale find and she looks beautiful all dolled up with your gorgeous jewelry! The loaf pans really took on a new life too. Great stuff!
Jane

Stampin D Amour said...

Betsy - your jewelry is gorgeous!!!! I love chalk paint! Luckily, a boutique just started carrying it here locally, so I don't need to have it shipped to me anymore. xo

-pamela :)

lambs and ivy designs said...

I love all of your creations, but I ADORE the last two!!!

hugs and happy day,
Dana

pforgerson said...

What type of glue do you use for your jewelry. I am having trouble finding one i like.

Betsy said...

I use E6000 found in any craft store.

marie said...

Wonderful necklaces...I love the one using the mini tart pan. Such wonderful inspiration!