Don’t you just love crusty rusty patina on metals ? Tutorial

Don’t you just love crusty rusty patina’s on metal ?

I found this simple tutorial from “Treasures from the Heart” for turning keys, hinges, watch parts, jewelery scrap and all metal odds and ends into gorgeous weathered pieces to use in mixed media, art assemblage products and more…I’m going do a batch to use in my sculpture installations.

Treasures from the Heart: Rust and Patina How To

Treasures from the heart

 

Charlotte Eco-Friendly. Handmade. Vintage. Recycled. Textile Assemblage Necklace.

Charlotte

 

 

Eco-Friendly. Handmade. Vintage recycled textile necklace. A vintage textile assemblage necklace collaged from recycled, vintage and antique elements to create layers & textures in French style.

 

Length -19 inches – 49 cm.

ABOUT
I created ” Charlotte”, from vintage cloth, hand – sewn and wrapped with vintage satin ribbons, crochet scraps and metallic silk threads. The necklace is embellished in places with Victorian bone beads, faux pearls and a 1800’s antique buckle up one side. This buckle was dug from the goldmines in Victoria, Australia.

Another buckle, Victorian, lay below, together with, a decorative metal fan shape with leaf embossing, a vintage glass bead in rose, a vintage, “Mother of Pearl” embellishment with an antique French doily attached to a hammered found tin, cap. Finished with a touch here and there of doily scap and antique tulle netting in antique cream.

 Charlotte

 

MATERIALS
Vintage cloth
Victorian bone beads
Antique, handmade lace, French doily attached to a handmade metal cap
An antique 1800’s buckle dug up from goldfields in Victoria Australia
Antique Victorian buckle
Dyed and aged satin ribbon, cream
Antique silk gold- gilded thread
Antique Mother of Pearl hanging embellishment
Vintage scrap doily lengths
Vintage metal fan & leaf embellishment
Faux pale rose pearls
Vintage gass bead with bubbles deep rose
Antique tulle netting cream

You won’t see this anywhere else!

Stylish, old world charm with a contemporary French feel.

See more Atelierinparis jewelry here

Handmade- French Vintage Textile Cuffs

 

I finally finished some new textile cuffs … You can find them at Atelierinparis

 

 

 

 

“CLARA” Emmett gave Clara a fine French adornment on her wedding day…

 

 

ABOUT CLARA
Hand made cuff all hand sewn. Base layer of vintage midnite black leather, interwoven with 3 gold metal studs, shreds of deep teal shatung fabrics and teal threads. Next a layer of vintage velvets green and burgandy fabrics, topped with black tulle roses and bow, vintage red glass beads and sequins. An original antique French cross with Jesus sits with scrap ribbon, hand embroidered with the word Paris in black.

Backed with a scrap of vintage French black and red embroidered lace. An elastic loop is stitched for the 2 antique buttons to fasten on your wrist for elegance and style…

All my cuffs are Adjustable FITS ALL
Fits all sizes as it has adjustable sizing with the 2 buttons.

 

“JE T’AIME” – I love you…

 

 

ABOUT “JE T’AIME”
Hand made cuff all hand sewn and dyed . Base layer of vintage scrap cotton doily, aged, with scalloped edges. Next a layer of vintage cream satin fabric with handmade floral ribbon, frayed edging, with the word “Je t”aime ” written.

Topped with vintage hand dyed doily medalions in deep rose reds and peaches and French fringing a top with little hand stitches in cream embroidery floss.

Topped with a beautiful black and cream Victorian style cameo rose, black ribbon cross and 2 antique buttons from France.

Backed with handmade floral ribbon, frayed edging, with the word Je t”aime written. An elastic loop is stitched for the 2, 1950’s fabric covered buttons to fasten on your wrist for elegance and style…

 

” CAN CAN LILY “ cabaret artistique dancer. Cheeky and provocative— Can Can Lily , dances nighty, seducing her audience, bending over and throwing her skirt over her back, she has beads and embroidery on the seat of her drawers.

 

ABOUT ” CAN CAN LILY”
Hand made cuff all hand sewn. Base layer of deepest aqua chantung cloth , interwoven with shreds of irridesent greens and sheer vintage laces. topped with shimmering black tulle fleur, laced with brilliant red, ruby red glass beads, a large gold fleur with other beading.

Backed with a vintage piece of black leather suede with a pretty pink ribbon stamped with “Merci” , a loop and a vintage teal button to fasten for elegance and style…

Adjustable FITS ALL
Fits all sizes as it has adjustable sizing with the 1 button and 1 large glass bead.

 

SOLD CUFFS

 

 

 

 

More coming soon…

 

 

Healing and Creating. Vintage Wrist Cuffs.

Yoka

Having torn my leg muscle lately,I’ve been forced to slow down and rest up for 6 weeks so it will heal. Today, I’m sitting on the couch with a warm fire creating fabric wrist cuffs. My lounge room is a gorgeous mess of vintage scraps and odds and ends in boxes, bags and tins.

Claudette

I like to layer my cuffs, by tearing strips of vintage fabrics, lace, netting and hand dyed doileys I then hand sew them together leaving the edges raw .I then overlay the fabric layers with anything interesting I can find like:  metal , rocks ,sea glass, old beads, buttons, broken jewellery, watch parts and bits & pieces gathered from here and Europe.

Rene

I also create custom – made wrist cuffs for people who give me old fabrics and embellishments they have collected. Usually, the items hold a special memory, or story for that person. I then create a special wrist cuff for them out of mums buttons, grannies brooch or flea market finds from travels.

 

Gabriel

Every cuff conjures up a story for me so, I give each art piece a name and a little story in the description.

All the fabric wrist cuffs on this page have now been sold

You can see my other fabric wrist cuffs and more handmade items in my shop Atelierinparis

Some of my favourite things I found today – 20+ Crafts To Make From Recycled Items

Assemblage Necklace. Handmade Jewellery.

SOLD

INSPIRATION I named this piece after a little cathedral I ventured into on “Rue Genivieve” in Asnieres France also, my French name is Genivieve.This gorgeous assemblage necklace is one of a kind. I created it from an antique broken rosary.

In the middle of the mother of pearl beads, lay a silver cross with Jesus and the word “Italy” stamped on the reverse, next to the cross I have added a vintage filigree piece where 2 crystal beads sit for shine.  Finished off with a vintage silver chain for a double fall.

Length -18 inches – 46 cm.

Simple, yet stylish, old world charm with a contemporary French feel.

You won’t see this anywhere else!

This piece has been sold but hop over to  Atelierinparis 

to check out more handmade  goodies.

I love this site How to make your own jewelry 

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