The American painted lady or American lady is a butterfly found throughout North America. The larvae feed on various Asteraceae, such as the cudweeds, the pussytoes, and the everlastings, which all belong to tribe Gnaphalieae. WikipediaI have wired coral and mint/gold Czech glass beads and atta..
The main focal of this necklace is a vintage casket plaque. I will admit to you that I have a collection of these plaques in my studio. This plaque was not dug up or stolen. Back in the day these plaques were taken off of the casket and given to family members as a momento.I have adorned this ..
Les Fleurs de mal - flowers of evil (french)I came across these sterling salt and pepper toppers and thought I would do a "good and bad" piece with them. I have added a gold bead cap and a skull with rhinestone eyes to make up the center of the flower. Vintage yellow and black glass bead..
This is one of my favorite pieces!I have wired this gorgeous, vintage, red rhinestone brooch onto an ornate drawer pull using 22ga wire. Siam Swarovski crystal beads have also been wired into the vintage gold chain. This one of a kind beauty closes with a spirng clasp.length 20"..
I admit it, I have an unhealthy obsession with New Orleans. This fleur de lis key started life as a brooch. I have added a tiny fan brooch with clear and purple crystals for some sparkles. Handwired crystal beads have been added to the gold chain. This one of a kind beau..
Aiyana is a Native American word for eternal blossom.The focal of this braelet started life as an earring. Flanking the sides are tiny red Czech glass and rhinestone beads. Silver mesh watch band straps adorned with rhinestone earrings finish off the rest.Best fits a 6 1/4" - 7" wrist..
This is a photo of Saint Mary' dell' Agnena. There is a church named after her in Vitulazio, Italy.As soon as I saw this medal I HAD to have it! I had no idea what it was, but it was going to be mine. I have added rhinestone bracelet links, rose Czech glass beads, wired rhinestone l..
The art deco style of the 20s originated in Paris. Sometimes when you're scavenging you only find 1 piece of a pair. That's what happened with the prism shaped piece dangling on the bottom of this necklace. I'm pretty sure it was a pair of earrings at one time. The black glas..
A carved mother of pearl bird soars from a chain made with blue Czech glass beads, rhinestone spacers, vintage mother of pearl beads, crystal rondelles and gold chain. This one of a kind beauty closes with a hook clasp.length 16"..