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Cross Necklace

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Delight In All Things Altered, Delight In Thrift Store Finds | 0 comments

Cross Necklace

This sim­ply stated cross is a reminder that we are all slightly flawed yet still beau­ti­ful. I love the red, aqua and yel­low col­ors as they scream RETRO and go with any sum­mer attire. The tin has a few slight scratches here and there but I feel it only adds to the beauty of the cross. I wire wrapped a vin­tage clear iri­des­cent bead that dan­gles from two jump rings. The cross mea­sures approx­i­mately 2.25″ in length and hangs from a 24″ ball chain neck­lace. It is listed in my Etsy Shop. This match­ing bracelet mea­sures...

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Tin Necklaces

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Delight In All Things Altered, Delight In Thrift Store Finds, Delightful Tutorials | 0 comments

Tin Necklaces

Not only have I been mak­ing cuff style bracelets but I’ve also been mak­ing some cute sim­ply stated 24″ neck­laces. This neck­lace is what I call a dressed up ver­sion of a dog tag. Since I like my items to have a dis­tressed feel before stamp­ing my word I gave the metal tag sev­eral whacks with my brass ham­mer. Once I the sil­ver metal tag was banged up a bit I metal stamped the word smile onto the sil­ver metal tag using what is now my favorite let­ter stamp set 3mm Newsprint low­er­case by Impres­sArt.  I applied some Mus­tard Seed...

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Leather Cuff with Vintage Tin & One Little Word

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Delight In All Things Altered, Delight In Thrift Store Finds, Delightful Tutorials | 0 comments

Leather Cuff with Vintage Tin & One Little Word

This week­end, I was busy cre­at­ing one of a kind bracelets. This bracelet is mixed with all sorts of fun stuff. The base of the cuff is leather and is accented with tin that I hand cut from a vin­tage tin. The tin is attached to the leather with crys­tal riv­ets that I LOVE. The riv­ets are by Impres­sArt and I need buck­ets of these in every color. I LOVE LOVE LOVE them so much. Each end of the leather is cov­ered with a strip of vin­tage tin and is also attached with crys­tal rivets. I metal stamped the word True using the let­ter stamp...

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Assemblage Makes Me Happy

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Delight In All Things Altered, Delight In Thrift Store Finds, Delightful Tutorials | 0 comments

Assemblage Makes Me Happy

I love tak­ing dis­carded items found in thrift stores or flea mar­kets, putting them together and cre­at­ing some­thing won­der­ful. It gives me absolute pure joy and is just what I did to cre­ate this bracelet. I used opaque white beads from a bro­ken rosary, clear iri­des­cent beads from a bro­ken neck­lace, metal chain, wire wrapped some clear and pearl beads taken from a bro­ken bracelet and cut a piece of tin from a beat up old vin­tage tin. When assem­bled together these dis­carded items cre­ate a beau­ti­ful piece. This bracelet is...

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Leather & Vintage Tin Bracelet

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Delight In All Things Altered, Delight In Antiques, Delight In Thrift Store Finds | 5 comments

Leather  & Vintage Tin Bracelet

It makes this momma so proud when one of my daugh­ters sees a jew­elry project on my work­table, picks it up and says, “I’d wear this, this is cool.” Lately, I’ve been play­ing around with vin­tage tins cut­ting them into sim­ple shapes to cre­ate accents for bracelets and ear­rings. I love old tins and think up-cycling them into jew­elry is fun. The leather lace used on this bracelet is fab­u­lous and is my favorite. It’s 15mm Deer­skin lace and is “SUPER SOFT”. You can find it at Endlessleather.com. The color I used to make this bracelet is...

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ThermoMorph ~ Moldable Plastic

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in Delight In Melt Art, Delightful Tutorials | 1 comment

ThermoMorph ~ Moldable Plastic

I was asked to try Ther­mo­Morph and give an hon­est review on what I thought and how I liked it. Ther­mo­Morph is made from poly­morph gran­ules. I know I was like what the what? I just skipped over the it’s made of this and went straight to play­ing. Well, Ther­mo­Morph is super cool and so easy to use. It does every­thing it states on the front of the container. Very Easy to Use Reusable No Tools Required Strong When Set Can be Molded, Carved, Painted, Dyed etc. Appli­ca­tions Are Endless You all know how I love vin­tage baubles so I made...

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Road Trip with Madelyn Day 3

Posted by on Jul 4, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 0 comments

Road Trip with Madelyn Day 3

What a great time we had tour­ing the Dr. Pep­per Museum in Waco. This three story museum is quaint but fun. Made­lyn absolutely loved look­ing at every square inch of this museum. They have a nice scav­enger hunt for kids that really helps them learn about the exhibits shown on each level of the museum. After the kids fill in all the blanks for the scav­enger hunt they return the sheet to the ticket area and get a lit­tle gift which is a Dr. Pep­per bot­tle cap. As soon as we got back to Frisco, I turned her bot­tle cap into a charm for a...

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Fun Holiday Deals

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 0 comments

Fun Holiday Deals

Vin­tage Ephemera Paper Pack only $14.95 includes ship­ping USA only. Each Pack Includes the fol­low­ing (Please Note: Items will be sim­i­lar but not exact since they are vin­tage finds) Assorted Book Pages, Sheet Music, For­eign Lan­guage Book Pages, Bird Guide Book Pages, Children’s Book Pages, S&H Stamps or sim­i­lar, Paper­doll Clothes, Wall­pa­per piece, View Finder Piece, Vin­tage Post­cards, Play­ing Cards, Cigar Labels, Can­celled Postal Stamps from around the world, Square Dance Cards & old Prescriptions. This paper pack is...

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Road Trip with Madelyn Day 2

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 1 comment

Road Trip with Madelyn Day 2

Wednes­day morn­ing, we got up early and headed down for a won­der­ful break­fast in the Crock­ett Hotel. As soon as Made­lyn found out she was going on a road trip with us she started look­ing through the gallery of pho­tos on the Crock­ett Hotel web­site. She stum­bled upon a photo of a Texas shaped waf­fle and this waf­fle has been on her mind the entire month. Need­less to say we hit the waf­fle maker first thing and it did not dis­ap­point. She gave it a two thumbs up. While we were eat­ing, San Anto­nio was hav­ing a much...

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Road Trip with Madelyn Day 1

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 2 comments

Road Trip with Madelyn Day 1

Last week, my niece Made­lyn was vis­it­ing. Tues­day, started our insanely fun road trip. We left Frisco bright and early (7AM) to head to San Anto­nio. On our way we saw bill­boards for the Inner Space Cav­ern and decided that once we got to George­town we would stop and tour this cav­ern. We loved the tour and highly rec­om­mend it. It does get a bit humid and warm inside but we all felt it was worth the sweat. If you decide to take a tour make sure you are wear­ing run­ning shoes. Flip flops would be a real chal­lenge when walk­ing into...

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