Sunday, September 16, 2012

Part Two, Repurposed Vintage Art Deco Earrings, Indian Pink Swarovsk Crystal Necklace and Earring Set

If you recall from my July 4, 2012 post, I purchased a pair of vintage art deco style earrings to take apart and repurpose, pictured below.  

Today's posting is to show you what I made with the gorgeous pink glass drops.  I found some matching Swarovski crystals in a color called Indian Pink which are a perfect match.  Using two sizes of the Swarovski crystals and some tiny silver dotted spacer beads, I came up with this necklace and earring set.

Vintage Art Deco Style Pendant and Swarovski Crystal Necklace and Earring Combo
This color of the crystals reminds me of the upcoming fall and would compliment black, navy, and grey.  It would also be perfect to wear in support of breast cancer next month.

For more information about this necklace and earring set, click on this link.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Friend Connection ~ Pascale from France

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One of the things that I love about the internet is the ability to connect with people all over the world.  I recently met a wonderful lady named Pascale from France, who crochets and makes hairpin lace.
Pascale modeling one of her crocheted scarves
She sells to shops in Marseille and Salon de Provence, under the name "Vaimiticreations."

She makes freeform crochet ponchos and scarves.  Look at the brilliant color combinations!  

I love the different textures and colors in this freeform poncho.  This would look fantastic with a blue sodalite necklace, earrings and bracelet.

Pascale recently used an Anny Blatt knitted pattern to make the sweater below, she is very versatile!  She will soon open and online shop, check back here for the announcement of her grand opening.

And guess what?  Pascale has cats, too.  Here's an adorable photo of 14 year old Minos.

And let's not forget Canelle, which means cinnamon. 

I also got the chance to learn some french:
-cordialement - have a nice day
-coucou - hello
-merci beaucoup - thank you very much

And my favorite:  minette, which means kitten

Another photo of the lovely poncho:

Thanks, Pascale, for sharing your lovely handiwork with us.