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Lapis Lazuli with Vintage Buckles = Stunning!

Lapis necklace

Starry Starry Night

 

I love rummaging through flea markets and antique shops for fun pieces to upcycle or recycle into jewelry and other art pieces.  Although for me it's not as much as a high as creating jewelry, it comes close.  Actually the idea of finding use for something that no longer serves its original purpose can be really satisfying.

Who knew that pairing these wonderfully shaped lapis lazuli stones could be elevated even more by half of an antique buckle?!  And two different types of antique buckles at that!

 

Lapis Lazuli statement necklace

A Perfect Day

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The Promise of Spring

Green Malachite Earrings

Life Lines

 

Fruit trees have started budding, but the rest of our deciduous trees are still skeletons against the blue and cloudy skies. 

 

Flowering Plum Tree

 

For those of us that prefer color in our landscape and warmer temperatures the promise of Spring comes in the emergence of bulbs.

 

Daffodils

 

Art Deco Earrings

Dried Flowers

 

Mixed Metal earrings

Flower Power earrings

 

And then wildflowers start appearing!

 

Bumble bee and California Poppy

 

Poppy Earrings

Ribbons and Poppies

 

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Creating Using a Piece of Someone Else's Art

Lampwork earrings

Spring into Summer Earrings

 

Many artists use art components from other artists and crafts people, but maybe none more than artisan jewelers.  My raw materials often include lapidary work from artisans in the form of cabochons and beads.  I also have a collection of lampwork beads that I've amassed over 20+ years.  Some I visit just to admire the artist's talent and vision.  Others find their time to inspire a pair of earrings, a bracelet, or a necklace.

 

artisan earrings

Growth

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