Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Blissful Whites Wednesday

Peeking through my vintage wire basket on my desk.
In my studio, I have to be organized
 and I collect pieces to go with my creations
 in wire baskets for my next photo shoot.
It could be jewelry that I focus on.... 
 or simply a moment that it all falls into place.
It amazes me that all my years of collecting has finally paid off.
Pulling out the antiques and ephemera and using them in my photos.
I think I'll keep my vintage wire basket, just where it is. 
Keeping me organized at last. 
One more...
This is the 3rd French antique crystal piece I purchased from France.
This one is my favorite. Can you tell me why?

Happy Blissful White Wednesday Everyone!

Joining Becky and all the Blissful Whites!


Saturday, January 26, 2013

A Cuff Winner and A Peek

Congratulations goes to Sandi of A Cottage Muse
Your number was chosen by Random.org

Please send me an email of your choice of cuff and your address
 and your French Friday Give Away will be on it's way to you.

A huge thanks to all who left comments.
It is all of you who inspire me to create a once a month gift to my followers.

Here is a peek into my recent creations and some unfinished new projects, too.

A new bracelet
 Tarnish and Rust
 These new bezels I recently created came in handy for this project.
I love playing with a vintage finding....

An old and tarnished locket now has special meaning.
On this wonderful rainy day,
I wish you all a fabulous and creative weekend.

xo Rhonda

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Romantic Bottles

Romantic Bottles
Today I created simple altered bottles.
Inspired by a gift from a very sweet friend. 
 Antique bottles to hold flowers
so I left the rhinestone button lid tied to the neck.
My friend gifted me with these gorgeous antique wax flowers. 
Too beautiful to ever part with
but using them as a prop for these pictures.
A simple antique bottle adorned with special touches.

I hope you had a wonderful day!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

French Crystal Inspiration

Incredible treasures from France.
These beauties are antique French crystals embellished with religious images.
Once I held them I knew I wanted to create my own.
So I did.....
Until I can find crystals that are flat on the back
I decided to use these acrylic facets in the meantime.
 Soon to be listed in my shops.
 Created with some of the most beautiful French holy cards I have.
 A pendant, an ornament or simply an embellishment.
One project done this weekend
and many more to start.

Hope you are all having a great weekend.
Did you create today?


Friday, January 4, 2013

January French Friday Give Away

Ooh La La
This month's give away is a choice
 of one of my newest creations
French themed fabric cuffs
A bit of French
a bit of bling
They have a bit of stretch in them
in order to fit your wrist.
These cuffs will look great
 when combined with other cuffs or bracelets.

Let me know you are interested by leaving a comment.
You must be a follower to win.
You must contact me with your address
 after your winning name is announced.

Winner to be announced Saturday, January 26th

Have wonderful weekend everyone!

Keepin' it French, Rhonda

This Give Away is now closed.