1928 Jewelry Collection: Brooches

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I don’t usually wear brooches so I do not have many in my collection.

This is one that I found quite interesting. The pink and green combination reminds me of the old Miami Florida. Plus, who doesn’t  love a flamingo!? Probably will just keep this on the card….or may wear it as a pendant.

broochlocketThis locket brooch was in a large lot of jewelry that I purchased, again not really something that I would normally wear but love the nod to old Victorian lockets.

broochfence1What a whimsical piece for sure. Love how the bouquet the girl is carrying is almost as big as she. The pickets fence and moon add to the whimsy. I may try to wear this as a pendant, will have to see how it works out.

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Just kinda fell in love with this one for nostalgic reasons only. Again love bouquets in vases. This one with a hint of whimsy as well.

Finally my favorite so far:

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This I will absolutely wear as a pendant. Fantastic detail down to the  bohemian dangle earrings!

Collection Obsession: 1928 Jewelry

Is it really an obsession? fun? just collecting? fashion?hoarding?………..all of the above.

I am in love with 1928 jewelry, especially the vintage/older pieces.  I have recently added a few new pieces to my collection as well.

It is timeless jewelry, that is beautifully designed and made here in the USA!

Someone should write a book about the company!

I will start by sharing some photos and then hope to get into more detail in a later post. Maybe show how I wear the jewelry.

A New Challenge

So you know they saying “new year, new you”….well how about “new year new line”….. of jewelry! That is what it is going to be for me.  I joined the Build A Line Challenge along with 48 other exceptional jewelry designers and creators!

My jewelry tends to be eclectic and one of a kind.  I love using vintage pieces in my designs.  While I love this eclectic look it is not for everyone.  Many like to wear jewelry that “matches” or coordinate with other pieces. This is why I decided to join the challenge.  You can read more about the challenge here.  Not only is it a wonderful challenge but also class taught by Brenda Sue Lansdowne of B’Sue Boutiques, on learning how to make a cohesive line.  I am looking forward to the journey and hope you will follow along with us!

There will be three blog hops, the first on Jan. 23! So you will have to wait until the 23rd to see what I have come up with so far!

I will leave you with some photos of some jewelry that I have created over the years.

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Summer Memories Jewelry Design Challenge

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As a member of the B’Sue Boutiques Creative Group on facebook we have monthly design challenges.  These challenges vary each month but one of the “requirements” is to use pieces from B’Sue Boutiques. You will find fantastic brass and plated brass components. Though my true love is vintage many of the brass stampings have a vintage style and are even made from old vintage dies. As you can see from my necklace the focal piece which is from B’Sue Boutiques looks vintage.

This months challenge is summer memories. Here is more information on the challenge.

Here is my story and entry: I was fortunate to go to Germany every summer to visit family. My sister and I loved going to Nurnberg where they have a market through the town. This art nouveau style bracelet was purchased at one of the markets. My sister got the exact same one. story

These trips to Europe are why I love art nouveau art and jewelry so very much. The masthead pendant is done in an art nouveau style which is why I chose her for my challenge piece.

We also would visit art exhibits and the first time my sister and I took a train to Munich by ourselves we went to the Lenbach House and saw an August Macke exhibit, hence the  colors used in the necklace. augustmacke-zoologischergarten

The red bakelite button is from the 1930s and was my grandmothers. So you can see I have incorporated my wonderful summer memories into this necklace.

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Weekly Goals……Completed Stamped Solder Jewelry

Not sure what week this should be but I have completed several pieces from my WIP section of my work area.  Here is a reminder of some of the stamped solder pieces I had started:

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I have used some of these but never shared them here as I had wanted to. I guess I met part of my goal :completing half started projects. So here are a few creations:

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Blu Mudd Design Challenge

I am continuously looking for unique components to use in my jewelry designs and to try some new things at the same time.

When I came across the Blu Mudd Design challenge it was just what I was looking for. I have never used ceramic components in my designs so it was perfect for trying something new.  The design challenge was sponsored by Blu Mudd Ceramics. Each person was given the same components and then challenged to design one or two pieces using those components. The lovely pieces were created by Moriah Betterly.

You can check out the album and scroll through and vote for your favorites.  There are so many lovely creations. Vote for one, vote for all.  To vote you click on the “like” button for that particular photo. Voting ends June 7 at 10pm EST.

Here is my entry

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While you are there check out the beautiful creations that you could also incorporate into your designs.

Thanks for looking.

Ingrid