Saturday, July 31, 2010

Jewelry Birthday Party

Thank you, Kennedy, for including Aunt Julie in your 13th birthday celebration!

The girls had fun, I had fun, and they took home some handmade pendant necklaces :) I was amazed by their unique creativity!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Skeleton Key Necklaces

Skeleton keys... so intriguing.

I once bought some on ebay from a small town jail in Ohio who boasted that John Dillinger was once in their jail. They were filthy dirty when I bought them, but thanks to some good old soap and water... and a little rust remover on some of them... they are good as new and make great pendants on these necklaces.

Ok, so some high-profile jewelry companies have used keys as pendants, but theirs are not "original" vintage skeleton keys... and possibly even used by a sheriff to jail John Dillinger??? How's THAT for history?!

I think that's what I love about vintage items... it's the history of all of it. Who once used this key and how old is it and what was it used for? For me... that's what makes skeleton keys so intriguing.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Handmade Dayton
for lovers of vintage and handmade goods

At the Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market Extravaganza

4401 South Charleston Pike, Springfield, OH 45502, 937.325.0053

Friday, July 9, 10-5pm – Saturday, July 10, 10-5pm – Sunday, July 11, 11-4pm

Julie –
Altered Vintage Jewelry

Heidi -
Altered Vintage Lingerie & Accessories

Jana -
Addicting Tea Towels & Vintage Curiosities

Tracy -
Accomplished Seamstress

Wendy -
Stationery Products and Fine Art

Patty -
Classic to Neo-Victorian Hand-Crafted Jewelry

Chris -
Photography, Painting, Sculpture, & Quilty Things

Sherri -
Photography and Visually-Inspiring Art