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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Golem Birthday Set & Fun Old Stuff

I didn't really get much made this week -- my massage therapist banned me from jewelry making for a week, but when I told her I just had to make one thing for a birthday present, she relented on that. Thursday was my hair stylist's birthday, and since she's been so good to sell my jewelry at her shop, I wanted to make her something really special. She loves cats and bright colors, so I was pretty sure she'd be happy with the necklace and earrings I made her, but I was just a little bit nervous that she might not be as wild about it as I'd hoped. Well, turns out she absolutely LOVED it, and couldn't stop saying great things about it. Stupid me, I should have whipped out my phone and snapped a picture of her wearing it! But at least I had the foresight to take pics beforehand. Here it is:

I used MissFickleMedia saffron rings, as well as the adorable Golem Design Studio cat pendant and flower beads! Also included: sari ribbon, faceted Amazonite, Czech glass, shell beads, carnelian, copper, and dyed jade and aqua metal discs.

I love that I had just the PERFECT piece of Sari Ribbon for the piece! So serendipitous.

So onto the fun old stuff. My friend Heather sent me another Big Box o' Vintage Jewelry Parts. And WOW! This might be the best box yet. There were more than a few incredible items included. I photographed most of the best, but there's plenty more waiting to be harvested for beads or rhinestone rondelles, etc.

As usual, click to enlarge any photos.

So many wonderful things here!

What would you do with those MOP buckles? The narrow one has sharp prongs. I'm not really interested in making belts. But I'm scared that if I try to remove them, I'll break the buckles. Any ideas?

Love this little charm! The Figurettes? Who were they?

Not sure what this was or what to do with it - it's puffy, and there's a bar in the back, plus some sort of hanger looking thing. It's cool looking though.

Also love this green face.

 These might be my favorites!

I wish there wasn't any missing enamel. It's so pretty, but I don't know what to do with it. 

What would you do with these things? I'd love to hear your ideas!


  1. Oh, I am green with ivy, Heidi! I want a Heather for myself ;) What a treasure box!!!
    To the buckle: I would try to saw the sharp prongs off.
    The cat necklace is super sunny and I also love the matching earrings!!!!

  2. wonderful wonderful wonderful! All of it!!!!!

  3. What an amazing collection of fun new pieces to play with. As far as the buckle, I would file the sharp prongs down or saw them off like Palimpa Lim suggested. It might make an interesting clasp/focal piece!

  4. Does Heather need another friend? Lol. Great pieces to work with.

  5. Ooohh, the pieces Heather sent - awesome. And I love the necklace - such fun colors!

  6. this is overwhelming, all the goodies you've received. If I were in your shoes, I would have absolutely no idea where to begin. I don't know what to do with the buckles but the chipped enamel can be somewhat fixed using regular nail polish
    love the set you gave your hairdresser too :-)

  7. what an AWESOME gift!!! so glad she loved it!!!!!

  8. those are some great pieces!hope you can check out my blog for some +vibes and inspiration! I also have a LIMITED edition giclee print giveaway by the amazing Lark Calderon Gomez!

  9. What a lovely set you made! Your hair stylist is a lucky duck to have received it as a birthday gift :)


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