For The Love of Art Nouveau

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I have always loved the Art Nouveau era from jewelry to architecture. As you can see from the above examples it has a great influence on my jewelry designs.  There is something about the free flowing forms and nature that I find so appealing.

I am fortunate that I have had the opportunity to travel to Europe and see the beautiful architecture first hand from Germany to Prague in the Czech Republic.

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The above is an example off of a building in Coburg, Germany.  I have many more examples of beautiful architecture to share soon!  The two bracelets below are how I like to make the Art Nouveau a bit more edgy.

If you would like to see more of my Art Nouveau inspired creations check out my etsy shop

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Do you have a favorite piece of Art Nouveau architecture?

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Cleaning Does Pay Off! Surprise Vintage Jewelry Finds

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This lovely vintage bohemian garnet brooch was MIA. Couldn’t find it. I had been searching for it everywhere and was beginning to think that I had put it in lot of newer costume jewelry to go to auction. This made me nervous, angry with myself and of course a bit sad.

Well, the other day I was cleaning out some jewelry boxes and lo and behold this is what I found:

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Lots of forgotten bracelets and the brooch! How that brooch got in there is a mystery. There is an obvious theme of bangle bracelets and then this lonely lovely brooch.  Many of the bracelets I have had for years and used to wear frequently. Perhaps I stopped wearing them because the box they were was lonely and forgotten. This still doesn’t solve the mystery of the single brooch but that is ok with me!

So I guess cleaning and reorganizing does pay off. One of those tasks that I least enjoy but maybe now I will look at it as an adventure. I may just find some forgotten treasures like the ones below.