February 1, 2010

Paris: Made By Hand

 

I really have been working on putting jewelry together, even though I haven't been sharing my work with you for the last few posts.  Here is a bracelet I put together using a vintage watch band clasp as a closure.  The sand dollar charm is also vintage but the garnets, amethyst, slate tones pearls, labradorite, Swarovski crystals and red Czech glass beads are all new.  Purchase Here



I like the way the gold and red hues play so well together and it's so appropriate for this time of year, with Valentine's Day quickly approaching.

 
I also want to share my latest book with you, Paris:  Made By Hand  that is filled with inspirational photography.


I will be making the corset on the right this Spring.  I have already begun working on the "bones" made of wire that I will then attach the twigs.  It will be approximately four feet tall and three feet wide when I am finished.

Another shot from the book....I love these vintage dolls, don't you?

5 comments:

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

You are so creative. That corset is amazing. I can't wait to see your finished product. The b reacelet is beautiful.

Riki Schumacher said...

Julie, love your beautiful bracelet, and of course, anything French. What a great book! Take care, Riki

Dorthe said...

Hi Julie,

your bracelet is beautifull ,I so love it,

and the book seems to be full of wonderfull things.

Love and hugs, Dorthe

Sharon Love said...

The corset looks intriguing. What will it be used for?

Lee @ The Way I See It said...

How have I been missing all of these amazing posts? The corset is simply stunning! I am dying to do something like that. Will you come tach me? Or better yet, let's have an art retreat in my barn and you can teach??