Monday, June 27, 2011

Full Weekend

this weekend was a full one

saturday i was a vendor here
and after the show we took a walk along the path
of crescent beach

it was a gorgeous night
and we enjoyed some fish and chips
and some yummy drinks

i took advantage of the nice weather and took some photos

my daughter...

my hubby and i...

the gorgeous view...

on sunday i was at the portobello west market in vancouver
it's a great monthly market right by the seawall
and many people come from their walks or bike rides on the seawall
to come in and spend some time cooling off from the weather

some shots of my booth

monday was a day of "down time" and rest
it felt good to absolutely do nothing!

till next time...

Thursday, June 16, 2011

I Love Vintage Tintypes

i have collected some pretty special tintypes
thinking that someday i would create something with them

i had seen this idea somewhere out in blogland a while ago
so...i got some of my bling together and came up with these two cuties

after hammering two spoons to death
then bending the neck of the spoon into a makeshift bracelet
i was able to then glue the tintype to the flattened part of the spoon

i then soldered some vintage rhinestone bling to the outer rim of the spoon
and then the final step was sealing everything with ice resin

i just love this girl's sweet face...

side view

other side

this bracelet was fashioned from the smaller of the two spoons
still a beauty

side view

other side

and some more metal-smithed beauties...

this is a vintage madonna picture
and some vintage mother of pearl beads

this necklace's pendant drops are fashioned from teardrop glass
the necklace loops are hand forged from copper wire that has been soldered to form the links

some close-up details

this is proof i've been busy at work in my little happy space!