Thursday, March 3, 2011

To bead or not to bead...

This is the question I ask myself every day ~

Most of the time creativity comes pretty natural for me, but there are those days when I really just don't feel like making my jewelry ~ creativity cannot be forced, it's either there or it isn't.  There are days that I have lots of ideas coming all at once and actually have to try to slow my brain down so I can focus on one design at a time.  And then there are those days, that I need to give myself a little rest so I can recharge and feel inspired to create.  

I just picked up some neat vintage jewelry at one of my favorite antique shops and was inspired to make some new designs with it.  

Here's some before and after shots...

A vintage rose earring, a vintage necklace and a vintage rhinestone pin.

An assortment of vintage bangles, necklaces, loose crystals, rhinestones, earrings, etc.

I love vintage crystals and use them in a lot of my designs.

Here's an after shot of the vintage rose that I secured to a vintage silver band.

A necklace I made out of a vintage heart earring.  
I added it to a vintage chain and adorned it with topaz Swarovski crystals and a vintage topaz crystal.

~ These are available in my etsy shop ~

Stay inspired!



  1. Hello and thank you for stopping by!
    I know what you mean about getting in the zone, sometimes I just get things done and other times it is a struggle. I just get stuck... that's a good time to visit my friends in blogland.
    Blessings today

  2. Thanks's one of THOSE DAYS, so I took a little timeout.

    Happy blogging!

  3. Your jewelry is so dainty and girlie. I love it! I'll have to hop over to your etsy shop and see all your beautiful treasures. Hope today is a super day for you full of creative blessings!
    xo clare

  4. I have those same kind of days, Sharon. If only I could be more consistent! Urgggg! Guess the creative juices flow differently every day! haha