Sunday, January 20, 2008

New Charms!

I just finished these new mini collage charm pendants. They are all one of a kind miniature collages (not photo copies!) that I make by hand cutting the various paper elements, inking the edges, and layering them onto decorative papers. The backs are finished off with a coordinating paper and have been signed and dated. I use 100% lead free solder, and they come with your choice of a 24" ball chain or a ribbon with a toggle enclosure. They are pictured in the silver finish, but I can change it to a black patina as well. The square pendants measure 1.5" by 1.5" and the rectangle pendants are 1" by 3". They are $26 each which includes shipping anywhere in the USA....please email me for international shipping charges. Please feel free to email me with any questions!

Here are some of the goodies I found recently while attending my local flea market and the Postcard & Paper show. You'll see these used in my upcoming art & collage work later this year.

This is one of the photo's I picked up.....a beautiful woman named Emily, born on January 14th 1918. It would have been her 90th birthday on the day I purchased this lovely photo of her. Her daughter sold me the photo, as she had a larger copy that she kept at home. Emily was the queen of a Catholic regal she looks with her incredible gown, crown and scepter! I am looking forward to honoring Emily in a special collage piece or two.

There's still time to throw your name in the hat for my Valentine's giveaway! Just post a comment on the "giveaway" post below......also, for those of you that mention my upcoming giveaway on your blog, I am holding a separate drawing for a thank you gift. Just drop me a line to let me know that you posted about it and I will throw your name in that hat too. :)

Stay tuned for a sneak peek at the giveaway prize later this week!


Holiday Queen said...

Simply charming Sylvia!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

I think it was worth the wait! I really love your little charms, and can't wait to see what fun things you make with your flea market treasures.

Kitty Forseth said...

Hi Syl!

I sure hope to see several of your beautiful charms for Easter as well! These are just precious :).

Thank you for your comments, I am going to list another cone tomorrow for Pfatt Tuesday.

Have a great week!


CARole said...

Hi Sylvia. I'm so glad you got over your cold virus, you son too, and finished those wonderful charms. What patience you have. I especially love the young girl with the curls. She reminds me of my mother when she was young. Please put my name in the hat!
Carole-and I sure will mention your giveaway on my blog!

Annie said...

Gorgeous!!! You're too crafty!


Scallywags Scribbles said...

Love this charm concept, I'm working on something along those lines as they have not been seen here yet, we are always a few steps behind the rest of the world LOL.

Designs by CK said...

Hi Sylvia,

Lovely blog & gorgeous charms!

I found you through Johanna's blog. '-)

Have a GREAT & creative week!

Chris :)

Pinkie Denise said...

Hello Sylvia,
I came over from Ulla's blog, I wonder if your Emily was Queen for a Fiesta or Portuguese celebration? She
is about my grandmothers age hmmmm how interesting she is beautiful, I would love to have my name put into your drawing and I will mention it on my blog tomorrow, thank you Pinkie Denise

Pea said...

Thank you sylvia for popping in to my blog. I love the curve edges of your charms. They are beautiful.
Wish I had some of your warm weather. Send it my way please!

~Tonya said...

I love your new charms. They are so neat and would be equally as fun to make.

What a fabulous picture of Emily, I can't wait to see what you make.

Wendy said...

Hi Sylvia--- I just love your charms! They are wonderful...can't wait to see what you do with your vintage finds :)

Bluejean Primitives said...

Just Beautiful Sylvia!

Jean :)

BumbleVee said...

hard to believe somebody would sell pictures of relatives... but your gain. I have yet to see pictures for sale anywhere I can find for fleas or thrifting around here.... darn it.

Donna O. said...

Thanks for the invite Sylvia!! Hey, Emily looks almost as regal as your new charms!!! Love them both!!

Christine LeFever said...

Charming! Really, they are wonderful!

Emily is so very lovely too.


Lana said...

Oh Sylvia ~ these are wonderful!!!
I love your special finds too ~ and that last photo is so special.


The Paisley Studio/Sarah McNamara said...

Your charms are beautiful, Sylvia, as is everything you do!


PS I am tagging you -- tell everyone 5 things about yourself then tag 5 friends to do the same.

April said...

You've been tagged! I picked you out of my 5 blog friends.

Doreen said...

These are wonderful Sylvia. I especially love the one with the little kitty.


Suzanne said...

You have the magic touch Sylvia! Your charms are always so beautiful! And I love all of your great finds too.

Gourdqueen said...

Awesome as always girl! Love, love, love these charms.
Your blog has inspired me to finish mine!!!!

Shannon said...

Love the pendants! Your flea market finds are inspiring! I have a huge flea market every month just 10 minutes from my house and I am dieing to get over there. It is just so cold around here these days!

Debb said...

Ilove your charms . Just stop by to finish looking at your blog. Debb

Lone pierette said...

Sylvia - those charms are simply wonderful

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi Sylvia, I'm going to post about your Valentine's giveaway right now!! Have a wonderful day, xxoo, Dawn

Debb said...

I really love the watch , I quess you got from Alice I'm late , I'm late again. I need one of those watch, then when I'm late I can show them the watch.
Love Debb

diane said...

Your charms are beautiful. Now I know what little pieces of etc. to bring to Sally Jean's class in Hampton. This will be my first A&S, and totally clueless; except what I have been reading in blogland.
Come by and visit~