Sunday, April 1, 2012

Hidden Treasures

I've always been mesmerized with assemblage jewelry.  Using vintage/found treasures peaks my interest.  Who owned it, what did they use it for, etc?

Although I've never really created anything I'd consider as assemblage, I have a few odds and ends laying around:  vintage costume jewelry from my mom,  a few skeleton keys, frozen Charlottes, old foreign coins, beads, buckles, buttons (since I ordered a few for Cindy Wimmer's Button Swap, and A LOT of old tiaras from my girls' pageant days...maybe enough to make a few pieces?  I just might give it a whirl.

From the examples below, what's not to love?

And no assemblage post would be complete without a few from the queen of assembled jewelry...Deryn Mentock!  Her work mystifies matter how many times I drool over it!

So, while I stink at assembly line production work, maybe I'll take to assemblage a with a little more tenacity!


  1. Ooh I love the red bracelet from JealousCat! I'm a huge fan of FancifulDevices, AnvilArtifacts, and SparrowSalvage .. all of whom do assemblage ...I would love to be able to do it but I keep balking >.< lol

  2. My goodness, what a gorgeous line up of jewelry here! I would wear any one of these pieces in a hear beat!

  3. i love assemblage! i try to use it in some of my pieces... it is so creative, isn't it? my last two blog posts mention the authors of SparrowSalvage, FancifulDevices and AnvilArtifacts... not by name, but by the nature of their posts... i have spent a lot of time the last couple of days reading and looking through their blogs.. hope to see some assemblage in some of your pieces soon.
    am leaving for the beach saturday for a week. i am going to make my piece for the Flap Your Wings Challenge. hope to find inspiration from the colors of the ocean and beach. i am honored to participate.