The mail this morning brought new (old!) treasures….
I am really excited to work with these beauties in particular….originating from a European source, these miniature hand painted portraits…..
These tiny antique portraits were created for pendants many years ago and were found in the excess supply of a long-ago closed jewelry shop. They were still un-mounted and are in pristine condition for their age. With my jewelers loop I can see the actual tiny brush strokes and I am amazed at the detail and their special beauty. I can’t wait to give these ladies a new life in some pretty vintage pendants and lockets.
….a few more lockets and perfume pendants also came today…
….and vintage buttons, pearls and beads are always yummy to work with.
I had planned to take a few days off to enjoy the holidays but after seeing these beauties in the mail today, I have already started designing some new jewelry pieces….stay tuned!
xoxo ~ Joy