Taking Care of Business

I've been working hard every chance I get to have built up a significantly substantial stock to feel like I'm ready for the Funky Finds Spring Fling, which is coming up in less than a month now. I thought I'd show you some recently-created pieces I'll be taking to Fort Worth.

I'm pretty sure I could never pull them off, but feathers are a big deal recently in fashion and design, the very sagacious Etsy tells me. So here's my amateur attempt at incorporating them into my jewelry. Frankly, I think I need a little more practice.

I patinated this vintage raw brass ring base, affixed a vintage acrylic rose cabochon as the centerpiece, and I think it turned out pretty nicely, but then I'm partial to the patinas, as you've probably noticed.

And these were so much fun.

I found these vintage ring blanks, and then the loose vintage foil-backed glass crystals, and wanted to try my hand at setting them myself. They turned out so beautifully! The tragedy is that I can't wear them myself, because the ring blanks are size eight, a full size too big for any of my fingers. But I'm sure there's someone out there who can, and who'll love them and give them a good home. {Sigh.}

Let me know if you have any interesting ideas for more feather pieces!


  1. Kudos to you for trying feathers! When I first started trying to make a few pieces back in November, I TRIED using feathers and like you, I need LOTS more practice! Some people on Etsy make it look so easy, but as you are probably realizing...its not! :)

  2. What about me?? I have large fingers, you know!

    Love you!

  3. I'll tell you where to put your feathers... :)


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