Monday, February 1, 2010
Introducing "You Fill The Frame Earrings"
I love ornate. I love vintage. I love pictures. And I love stories.
And I love making jewelry.
Combine all that, mix in the thought of desire to find my own place in the jewelry market on Etsy, the want of using recycled materials, and here we are.
My first pair of vintage, recycled, ornate, unique earrings with a story. I'm so freakin' excited.
I love the thought that I am using pieces of history in my design. Somewhere along the line, these frames held pictures. Pictures are stories. Who knows what stories these frames could tell?
And the fact that I am using old frames, makes me feel so good. I'm doing my part in recycling. I'm not buying new merchandise. I'm reusing.
And, since I'm one of those people that attaches human qualities to things, I feel like I'm "saving" these frames. Giving them new life. And second chances. And we all know how I feel about second chances!
With each pair, I create a story. Each story is unique. Each story carries with it a piece of me. One of my "moments". A moment I have framed.
But, then it can be your frame. You can fill it as you see fit. I'll share one of my framed "moments" with you, in hopes you will frame a moment too. And maybe even share it with me? I'd be happy to blog about you "moment", here.
Each pair, is one of a kind. When it's gone, it's gone. Just like a moment.
My first pair was just listed, and is in my Etsy shop.....
She thought to herself, I want to stay in this moment forever. If only I could place myself and the moment inside a bubble, an unbreakable bubble, I would. For in this moment, I have hope.
Ingredients: Vintage, recycled frame "beads"(handcrafted by me), brass wires, and vintage Miriam Haskell beads.
PS. I used a power tool!!!