New Designs and A Giveaway

Jul 23, 2014

Here are some of the lat­est jew­el­ry pieces I have cre­at­ed. If you want to stay up to date on all the new items craft­ed as I make them please go to my Face­book Page “Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion by Lisa M. Pace and “Like” my page. Make sure you also click on “Get Noti­fi­ca­tions” so you can view the items right then. Some pieces sell with­in min­utes of post­ing and since no two pieces are ever exact as I craft each piece by hand, once it’s gone it’s gone. I can always cre­ate a sim­i­lar piece but since all the sup­plies used are vin­tage I can’t recre­ate an exact piece. I also have a draw­ing you can enter for a chance to win a $10.00 gift card to my Etsy Shop. The infor­ma­tion is post­ed on...

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Delightful Arty Crush ~ Sarah Weyman

Jul 21, 2014

“Delight­ful Arty Crush” is a fea­ture I have on my blog which show­cas­es artists who’s work I admire and find inspir­ing. It fea­tures a wide range of artists from col­lage, tex­tile, encaus­tic and lots of oth­er amaz­ing medi­ums. I’m sure you will find each artists work just as inspir­ing as I do and I hope you will vis­it their blogs and oth­er links includ­ed in their fea­ture. The images I share with you are just the tip of the ice­berg in regards to their awe­some­ness. Today, my “Delight­ful Arty Crush” fea­tured artist is, Sarah Wey­man. I dis­cov­ered Sarah and her amaz­ing water­col­or art on Face­book. I instant­ly fell in love with her very unique style and I’m cer­tain you will too. I’ve not come across anoth­er artist that paints wildlife or por­traits quite like her. Sarah Wey­man ~ Sells her art on...

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Dress Necklaces

Jul 18, 2014

These dress neck­laces accent­ed with wire wrapped vin­tage beads are the lat­est designs added to my col­lec­tion of hand­made vin­tage boho chic jew­el­ry. I think what I love most about my jew­el­ry line is no two pieces will ever be dupli­cat­ed. They are all one of a kind pieces and I LOVE it. I am always look­ing for items that are unique to wear and this line is per­fect. FYI… If you see a heart, dress, cross or rec­tan­gle neck­lace in one pat­tern but wish it was in anoth­er pat­tern, please feel free to con­tact me as I might be able to cus­tomize a neck­lace for you and the cost will stay the same. I don’t charge more for this kind of cus­tomiza­tion. As you can see my new jew­el­ry line com­bines my love of vin­tage with my love of casu­al...

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Cross Necklace

Jul 16, 2014

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 approx­i­mate­ly 7.5″ in length. If need­ed, I can cus­tom size the bracelet for you. I attached vin­tage wire wrapped pearl beads to jump rings which dan­gle all along the bracelet.  This piece can be found in my Etsy Shop too. I...

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Leather Cuff with Vintage Tin & One Little Word

Jul 14, 2014

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 set Newsprint 3mm low­er­case also by Impres­sArt. Since this bracelet has a boho chic feel to it I did­n’t want the let­ters stamped straight onto the met­al if I had I would have used some stamp...

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Assemblage Makes Me Happy

Jul 10, 2014

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 avail­able for pur­chase at $34.95 plus Flat Rate Ship­ping of $5.80. This bracelet is cre­at­ed from hand cut pieces of vin­tage tin and assem­bled along with two vin­tage iri­des­cent beads. This bracelet is avail­able for pur­chase at $24.95 plus Flat Rate Ship­ping at $5.80. These ear­rings are assem­bled using...

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Leather & Vintage Tin Bracelet

Jul 9, 2014

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 called cognac. If you want to see more vin­tage tin jew­el­ry I’ve cre­at­ed please check out my Etsy shop. It’s filled with ear­rings, bracelets and rings all rea­son­ably priced for hand­made jew­el­ry. I’ve done all the leg work of...

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ThermoMorph ~ Moldable Plastic

Jul 8, 2014

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 some molds out of vin­tage lock­ets using a sil­i­cone mold put­ty that I pur­chased at Hob­by Lob­by. Once the molds were set I heat­ed the Ther­mo­Morph as stat­ed in the direc­tions. Again, super easy. Heat water...

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Altered Art Journal Pages 1 & 2 ~ Same Paint Different Styles

Jun 29, 2014

SAVE THE DATE: July 19th     TIME: 2:30      PLACE: The Crafty Scrap­per     CLASS Length: 3–4 Hours     LEVELS: All In this class you will alter one page (front and back) of a Wendy Vec­chi Art Jour­nal Cov­er Page. Some of the prod­ucts you will use in class are vin­tage papers, The Crafters Work­shop Sten­cils, Wendy Vec­chi Stu­dio 490 Gold Emboss­ing Paste, Dina Wak­ley Scrib­bly Birds stamps and Dina Wak­ley Media Paint. Page one is full of tex­ture, mut­ed col­ors and accent­ed with a wood­en cameo, seam bind­ing bow, vin­tage rick­rack and inspi­ra­tional words stamped onto vin­tage paper. Page two is bright and whim­si­cal. I will show you how sim­ple it is to cre­ate sil­hou­ettes and hand paint­ed whim­si­cal doo­dles. The tips and tech­niques you learn in this class can...

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Rocky Mountain Memories ~ Artist Flood Relief

Jun 20, 2014

Last Sep­tem­ber Col­orado was real­ly hit hard with unex­pect­ed flash floods.  Dams broke, roads were washed out, rivers took con­trol, and lives were lost.  It’s just so dev­as­tat­ing.  Com­plete towns were evac­u­at­ed, lives lost, peo­ple unac­count­ed for, homes & busi­ness­es demol­ished. Rocky Moun­tain Mem­o­ries is host­ing a silent auc­tion to help Cross­roads Min­istries. This non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion has pro­vid­ed a total of 725 flood relief assists but their funds are deplet­ing.  Any assis­tance would be appre­ci­at­ed. Up for auc­tion are many great pieces from var­i­ous artists. I’ve donat­ed auto­graphed copies of  all three of my books Delight In The Details, Delight In The Sea­sons and Delight In The Art of Col­lage, plus sev­er­al oth­er items.   This shab­by chic bird­house was shared on my blog in July of last year. If you want to read how I cre­at­ed it...

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All The Gals ~ Collage

Jun 19, 2014

Here is a small 4″ x 6″ col­lage I cre­at­ed using one of the gals stamps from Dina Wak­ley’s new All The Gals stamp set and her new Media paint. First, if you have not tried her paints you are real­ly miss­ing out. These paints spread like but­ter and are heavy enough to cre­ate peaks and brush­strokes in your art. They are AMAZING. To cre­ate this lit­tle art jour­nal page I first cov­ered the left side of the water­col­or paper using pieces of a dress pat­tern and Mul­ti Medi­um as my adhe­sive. Using Jet Black Archival Ink I stamped one of the All The Gals stamps onto the water­col­or paper. Using water­col­ors, I paint­ed the gals stamped image as well as all around the back­ground of the stamped image. Using a sten­cil and Dina’s Media paints...

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All The Gals ~ Stamp Set

Jun 17, 2014

I final­ly got my hands on Dina Wak­ley’s “All The Gals” Media Stamp set and good­ness I love them just as much as her “Scrib­bly Birds” stamp set. These gals have such expres­sive faces and are per­fect to water­col­or, which by the way is a new love I’ve recent­ly dis­cov­ered. My plan is to cre­ate mini col­lage pieces from each of these gals using vin­tage papers, sten­cils and inks. Once the col­lages are com­plet­ed I’ll share some pho­tos. Until then, if you don’t have this stamp set… go get...

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Vintage Silver and Gold Camera Necklaces

Jun 16, 2014

If you are like me you love an awe­some deal and here is a great one. Bethany Lane has this hip, cool and casu­al, set of Vin­tage Sil­ver and Gold Cam­era Neck­laces that will dress up your out­fits beau­ti­ful­ly. They are only $8.99 a set which is a great price for two neck­laces but it gets bet­ter… use this COUPON CODE: LISA3BL$5off and that makes this set only $3.99! Crazy I tell ya. So hur­ry up and get yours before they sell out. The cam­era dimen­sions are 1.5″ W x 1.5 L x 0.3″ H and made of a nice heavy met­al. Each neck­lace has a suede cord­ing that is 28″ long. Hap­py Shop­ping!...

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Solitude Leather Bracelet

Jun 6, 2014

I made this bracelet the oth­er night and love it so much I thought I would share a quick tuto­r­i­al so you too can make one. Just a lit­tle note… the crys­tal and pearl beads are from old neck­laces I’ve found in thrift shops or flea mar­kets and the gold heart charm and red and gold glass bead are some mom and dad found. You can find sim­i­lar items I’m sure but if you real­ly want that vin­tage charm you need to dig around thrift shops and flea mar­kets for items you can take apart. Cut a piece of 15m Suede leather cord that is dou­ble the length you wish your bracelet to be. Fold the cord in half, at the bent end about .5″ down from the bent area wrap tight­ly a piece of...

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Sing Your Own Song

Jun 3, 2014

I was­n’t kid­ding when I said I LOVED Dina Wak­ley’s Scrib­bly Birds stamp set. Here is anoth­er piece I made over the week­end. Using Jet Black Archival Ink I stamped the bird image onto a 6″ piece of water­col­or paper, then filled it in with acrylic paints. I paint­ed the entire back­ground with teal acrylic paint. I used the Kalei­do­scope sten­cil by Ron­da Palaz­zari and some of Wendy Vec­chi’s Crack­le Tex­ture Paste to add tex­ture to the piece. Once the paste was dry and did it’s mag­ic I inked it with Archival Inks and Vin­tage Pho­to Dis­tress Ink. Using Mul­ti Medi­um I attached some vin­tage sheet music and an image from a book. Next I cov­ered the sten­ciled areas and the branch image with bits and pieces of a dress pat­tern. Once the mul­ti  medi­um dried I...

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Altering Melt Art Embellishments

May 30, 2014

I fell in love with this cameo in the cen­ter of a vin­tage tin I found, last week. As soon as I got home I made a mold so I could pour some UTEE into it. I did a ran­dom pour, just the cameo and then a lit­tle bit around it, wher­ev­er the UTEE land­ed is where I kept it. I want­ed the embell­ish­ment to look like an old dec­o­ra­tive piece that came off a wall tak­ing some of the wall along with it… I hope this makes sense. I also have a vin­tage pho­to album with the most amaz­ing embossed image on the front and decid­ed to cre­ate a mold of this as well. As you can see, I use sev­er­al dif­fer­ent mold prod­ucts and with all of them the results are won­der­ful. I get a beau­ti­ful­ly...

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Good Junkin Spots

May 28, 2014

Last week, while head­ing down to mom and dad’s place I stopped at one of my favorite junkin spots near New Waver­ly. This place is filled with all kinds of stuff and the best part is you nev­er know what you’ll find. Every time I’ve gone I’ve found some­thing awe­some. One of the places that is a must go to spot every sin­gle time I’m home is the Sour Lake Antique Mall. This place is filled with lots of amaz­ing things and I look with an eagle eye in every sin­gle booth. If you’re ever in or around Sour Lake this antique mall is worth the stop to shop. I found some awe­some things this past vis­it. This time my finds were all about vin­tage jew­els. I found so many fab­u­lous pieces that I can­not wait to use in my art...

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A Call To Art for #BringBackOurGirls Online Auction is LIVE

May 15, 2014

If you want to pur­chase some beau­ti­ful art please check out the A Call To Art #Bring­Back­Our­Girls online auc­tion. The auc­tion start­ed this morn­ing and will con­tin­ue until 3PM on May 17th. 3 Wish­es is the can­vas piece I have up for auc­tion. If you wish to bid just click HERE. Not only will the win­ning bid­der get a beau­ti­ful piece of art they will also be help­ing a won­der­ful orga­ni­za­tion, Girl Ris­ing. 3 Wish­es is an 8″ x 8″ one of a kind can­vas. It includes vin­tage items such as hand­made doilies, hand­writ­ten ledger paper, sheet music and book pages. The vin­tage spoon rests upon a stack of vin­tage but­tons and the Frozen Char­lotte Dolls I cre­at­ed from plas­ter using molds made from dolls in my col­lec­tion. The papers are cov­ered in lay­ers of bees wax and...

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Rocky Mountain Memories ~ I’ll be There Soon

Apr 14, 2014

I’m get­ting so excit­ed about my return vis­it to Rocky Moun­tain Mem­o­ries in Estes Park, CO. This is the sweet­est most quaint store that sits in the heart of down­town Estes Park along the river­walk. Rocky Moun­tain Mem­o­ries is filled with great prod­ucts and super fun peo­ple. Cheryl Grigs­by, the own­er is liv­ing my dream. Seri­ous­ly, a scrap­book store in Estes Park, CO, pure heav­en. Last year, when I taught there I got to stay in Rick and Cheryl’s amaz­ing cab­in. While there all I could think about was how much mom and dad would love stay­ing at “Redemp­tion Cab­in”. So this year, I’m bring­ing Mr. & Mrs. Claus along for the ride. They are get­ting  a won­der­ful mini vaca­tion in one of their all time favorite spots while I teach. Mom and Dad...

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Leather & Rhinestones

Apr 1, 2014

I just added some new cuff style bracelets to my Etsy shop and I incor­po­rat­ed my love of vin­tage by adding vin­tage baubles to them. The com­bi­na­tion of leather, ham­mered met­al and the glam of vin­tage baubles is a favorite of mine. If you see some­thing you love in my shop don’t wait to make your pur­chase because once the item or items are sold I will not cre­ate anoth­er piece exact­ly as the one you loved. I like to keep things unique and one of a kind. Also if you have tee­ny tiny wrists as did one of my cus­tomers, SIZE 5, I will cer­tain­ly work with you as best I can, on mak­ing sure the bracelet you pur­chase fits. No mat­ter the size I have no prob­lem cus­tomiz­ing a bracelet for you. And I...

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Handmade Leather Cuffs & Bracelets

Mar 25, 2014

I’ve been busy hav­ing loads of fun cre­at­ing (and sell­ing and ship­ping, thank you so much) hand­made wrap bracelets and leather cuffs. Believe me, I do not need anoth­er media to cre­ate with since my stu­dio is already about to burst, but real­ly how much space can a few beads take up? HA HA HA that was the laugh heard around the world. Beads are so ADDICTIVE espe­cial­ly when you love spark­ly like me, OMGood­ness are there some amaz­ing beads on the mar­ket. But this fun art form was just scream­ing to emerge so I had to do it. I’ve been wrap­ping, ham­mer­ing, attach­ing, hole punch­ing and list­ing like a crazy woman. I’ve even found ways to incor­po­rate my love for vin­tage finds into some of my bracelets. The wrap bracelet shown in the...

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