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This is my kind of revisionist history…

A friend of mine has finally gone public with her exquisite jewelry creations!  This isn’t your ordinary beadwork…it has history!

“My jewelry is inspired from all of my travels looking for unique relic pieces….old pearls, antique rhinestones, vintage charms, precious religious pieces and mixing them with new handmade antiqued sterling silver wire and silver soldered elements to create a new relic for someone to treasure.”

And of “Miss Sally”, the piece pictured  above, she says:

“Miss Sally is a German doll unearthed in the old china doll factories of Thuringia. She has ‘birdcage’ skirt fashioned out of sterling silver wire. Inside her ‘birdcage’ hangs a little sterling bird charm and topped off with a vintage mercury glass turquoise bead.

Miss Sally hangs from a vintage turquoise and clear rhinestone crown. The necklace is made of sterling silver hand linked vintage turquoise mercury glass beads and old Japanese glass beads. The Japanese glass beads have a beautiful luster and a than vintage antique look that only these type of glass beads have when some of their luster coating has escaped.”

There is something utterly charming about taking an old piece of porcelain or stone/bead and re-visioning it into a beautiful piece of wearable art.  Recycling at it’s very best and most glamorous!  And each piece is totally unique.

Having had the privilege of visiting Cheryl’s jewelry studio, I can tell you it is brimming with nothing less than the most fabulous works in progress…I can’t wait to see what else she designs. It won’t be long before I can add some of her pieces to my own jewelry case.

You can visit her Esty shop directly here:  Inspired Relics, and also her main site, The Art of Nothing.

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  1. ScreeminMimi
    April 30, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Hmmmmmm… Very interesting I’ll be checking her creations out, behind my hubby’s back of course :O))

  2. May 2, 2009 at 7:33 am

    Thanks, Kara for listing my jewelry! you are such a sweetie! MWAH!

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