April 21, 2010

You Are My Sunshine Bracelet

You Are My Sunshine Bracelet - Purchase Here

I made it into the studio today, finished up orders from the weekend and had a little time to spare to experiment with a vintage silver butter knife.  I have had this lovely little butter knife sitting on my bench for months just waiting for the right expression to be stamped onto its gleaming surface.

Today, I grabbed my stamps and began hammering - You Are My Sunshine onto the blade.

Maybe I was thinking about the movie, Oh, Brother Where Art Thou with George Clooney or maybe being at the bench for fun brought the expression to mind.  Whatever, the reason - I really love it.  I have a deep love of cast off vintage silver.  It's just too pretty to sit in a box!

I chose a coral bead, faceted turquoise beads, a lustrous pearl and a sterling silver flower to adorn the side of the bracelet.  I love the combination together and it reminds me of Spring blossoms.

What do you think?  What expression would you choose to wear on your wrist as a visual reminder as you go about your day?


Riki Schumacher said...

I love this Julie. I bought some sweet spoons I still have sitting there, untouched. You inspired me once again. I would love to wear the blues and greens...aquamarines and crysophase pieces! Love the coral though. And the saying is precious. Hugs, Riki

Beatrice said...

What a lovely bracelet you have created... again! :-) I love that you use old silver spoons or butter knives for your jewellery. I also like the little silver flower and the pearl, I am just crazy about pearls.

What expression I would choose... I think it would be "Carpe Diem" to remind myself of not wasting my days, doing nothing.

Have a nice day!

Many hugs

Sissy Sparrows said...

Hi Julie....a very beautiful piece of jewelry! I also meant to comment on your Sisters piece as well...it's just gorgeous.

Möllebacken said...

Oh, so beautifull! I love it. Just my kint of jewelery. When i was on a marketplace the last summer i saw rings that was made of forks and coffespoons. insweden you call it "mockaskedar"

Beadwright said...

This is a great piece. Love it.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I think it's adorable, Julie!

Just taking a mental health break from the workmen and wanted to drop by and check out what's going on in your world. Glad I did.

Hope to be blogging again soon.


Sheila :-)

Esther said...

perfect Julie!! what a glow (is that correct?? )