Friday, July 3, 2009

I Love Vintaj Brass!

There is something about the deep caramel color of Vintaj brand brass that draws me in. Their name is synonymous with "quality." As brass goes, it is definitely more expensive than your run of the mill, generic brass findings and materials. But worth it. Yes, it's brass, not fine silver, gold or platinum. I know that some turn their noses up at what they consider to be the 'lesser' metals. But let me tell you, you just don't find jewelry made with the old Arts & Crafts, Art Deco and Art Nouveau molds in those higher-priced metals. And when you do, well... better check your bank account, because you're going to pay dearly.

My friend Sue, at Blue Marble Beads, has carried Vintaj for a while, and my friend Karen, of Treasures by Karen, carries Vintaj brand findings now. She also sells Tierra Cast findings, which are GORGEOUS, but another story for a different day. Karen sent me this Vintaj Peony filigree to work with, wanting to see what I would make with it. My friend Sue at Blue Marble Beads sent me the bead caps used in this piece. The photos in this entry are the result of these generous gifts. Thank you, darling women!

What y
ou see is my newest necklace, "Lucid Dreams" for short. I entered it into Vintaj Blog's Design Challenge for July. Wish me luck, please. :) As always, you are always welcome at our Adorn Me Jewelry store at Etsy. :)


Anonymous said...

Hey Tina! Your necklace is awesome and awe-inspiring! I'm truly impressed with it. If you have a chance (I know you're very busy), please stop by my blog and take a look at the Red Kimono Shrug. I've got a picture of it in my "In The Studio" section. Let me know what you think! Happy 4th!

l'actrice said...

Good luck with your entry for the Vintaj Blog's Design Challenge, Tina!
Another VERY beautiful piece:-) said...

Such a beautiful necklace. So much passion and dramatic. It is definately a statement!


Adorn Me jewelry said...

Thank you all so much!! Your kind, wonderful comments mean a lot to me. :c) ♥