Thursday, November 18, 2010

Vintage Inspiration Friday #12 Jewelry Inspired By the Past

Hi Everyone, it's
Vintage Inspiration Friday!

I've always been inspired by antique and vintage jewelry.
I love the unique materials and craftmanship...
one of a kind vintage beauty.

I have several old heirloom family pieces of jewelry that I wear frequently.
But when I discovered that I could put together pieces that were old
with newer and vintage elements...
I found my heart's desire.

I've been adding several items to my Etsy Shop for Christmas giving.
And I've re-done a few of the pendants and added chains to them;
new prices and photos to share.

Rosary beads and chains married for an elegant and vintage look.

Strands of pearls and vintage chains...

crowns and crosses

puffy heart lockets with my signature keys

I also have new medals that can be added to the vintage key pendants...

St. Jude
St. Rita
St. Ann
St. Agatha
St. Raphael
Our Lady of Lourdes
Miraculous Medal
St. Francis of Assisi
Holy Ghost Medal
St. Joan of Arc
and St. Christopher Medals

Just email me or convo me at Etsy for something just for you,
and we'll design something special.

Thank you, to each one of you who has let one of my designs
find it's way into your heart.

Hope you'll join in for
Vintage Inspiration Friday



  1. Hi Debra, Your jewelry is so unique and beautiful! I especially love the clock face. Thanks for hosting.
    xo, Sherry

  2. ...adore the rhinestones on the keys and the new "french saints" jewelry line!!

    Happy Vintage Inspiration Friday:)
    xo, Rosemary

  3. What a sweet idea. I love those rhinestone studded keys. Thanks so much for hosting this party Debra!

  4. Hi Debra! Your jewelry has a terrific look. I love all the old elements. You've been busy! Does it just get crazier from here on out? I hope you have a wonderful family holiday! xxJacqueline

  5. Debra, your Key Jewelry is fabulous and so creative... loving it all! I keep meaning to take a soldering class so I can enlarge my options of creating some interesting pieces.

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  6. Debra,
    These are beautiful. you have some wonderful designs. So pretty!

  7. Oh my....the eye-candy and bling! I love vintage jewelry! Now....I need to check out your Etsy Shop. Beautiful posting, Debra!

  8. Oooh Debra, these are just gorgeous! Infact, I hurried over to your Etsy shop and just bought St. Christopher for my niece who is moving to London after the first of the year... also, I would love to have a custom ordered one after Christmas for me with Saint Francis... xoxo Julie Marie

  9. Debra, you have some very pretty unique pieces. Thanks for hosting.

  10. You are so creative and do such beautiful work, Debra! Love those keys with bling! lol!

    xoxo laurie

  11. Hi Debra, Your jewelry is beautiful, a great way to repurpose those old pretties:-)) The keys are my favorite, I am always a fan of keys and the rhinestones give them just a touch of frou frou:-) Thanks for being our hostess tonight!

  12. I love this look and have some similar pieces made by a fellow Ohio blogger, Kathy Stantz. I especially like your piece marrying the set of pearls with the key! So darn pretty and cute, Debra. Off to check out your etsy. Thanks for hosting the par-tay once again. ♥
    ~ Sue

  13. Love seeing your beautiful creations. Thanks for hosting again this week - hope to get a post ready by tomorrow.
    Enjoy your evening.

  14. "I LOVE your creations". You are so talented...
    Hugs, Donna

  15. Love 'em all! Especially your watch face necklace, LOVE that one!


  16. Debra,

    Your jewelry is exquisite. A gift that is as unique as the person you are giving it to. Going to be shopping at your etsy site this season!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


  17. Hello Debra;
    This is my First post with Inspiration Friday and I want to Thank you for being our Gracious Hostess. I hope it is Ok that I Posted Christmas Inspiration. I didn't Realize that Vintage Jewelry was the Theme. I will be More Diligent about finding out the Theme next Time!
    Have a Wonderful Evening!

  18. Love them all! So Beautiful!
    Tammy :-)

  19. Debra... All "3 Crowns" have me CrAzeD!*!*! LoVe Them...
    Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

  20. Love all your beautiful pieces, Debra! Thanks for hosting this fun party!

  21. Hi Debra, I like all of the pieces you had shared with us. And Thank You for hosting today......Julian

  22. Beautiful creations dear Debra! Love your gorgeous jewelry! Have a blessed Friday! HUGS!

  23. Hi Debra
    Your creations are beautiful, I love the marriage of old and new...
    Thank you for hosting an inspirational Friday

  24. Hi Debra, I didn't think my post fit in to your party today, but I want you to know I have really enjoyed browsing at your blog today! Great inspiration!

  25. Hey Debra- I didn't even know you were a talented jewelery designer!!!! Gorgeous! Makes me wish I could wear jewelery again without getting choked by a kid! Maybe someday... :)

  26. Love your stuff. I've made some pieces that are long enough to wear either long or doubled. But are your pieces long enough to wear looped around like you have some displayed? That is so cool! I have a rosary I wear like that but have never tried it with any other pieces. What a great idea plus you can skip the clasp. It will be easier not to have to make the clasp look 'presentable'.
    Some day I'll get my act together to participate in Inspiration Friday.
    Thanks for all the loveliness!

  27. Love your beautiful, beautiful pieces, Miss D! Truly some of the best designs I've ever seen!

    Thank you for sharing with us your creations. But MOSTLY thank you for sharing your sweet spirit and love for God. It's such a blessing...

    Love to you 'Oh Taleneted One'~


  28. Thanks for hosting this party!!

    Your creations are sooo beautiful!

  29. Beautiful Creations Debra ~ I Love the marrying of the Old with the Not so Vintage.... I think I will be up late tonight, checking on all the Inspiration Posts ~

  30. You have created some lovely pieces of jewelry. Love the keys with the bling! Thank you for hosting this fun linky party.


  31. Debra,

    Thank you for hosting this wonderful link up, my first time to participate. The links are so inspiring! Have a great weekend.

  32. I'm Here...late but I'm here!
    You're designs are taking on a life of their own. They are just beautiful Debra. Love the incorporation of pearls...a bit of glam!

  33. debra, i just love your link it up party! what fun!!! but most of all i adore your jewelry. it is truly beautiful!

  34. Love all your beautiful necklaces!!

    Thanks for hosting


    barbara jean

  35. Hi, I popped over from the Give Thanks blog party at Vintage Nest. What great ideas and designs. My granddaughters would love them! And how fun your Vintage Christmas party sounds. I'm going to have to grab my easy to use digital camera that makes me look like I can actually take good photos, a grandkid or three and my Christmas tree ornaments and see if we can't find a treasure or two to join in. Thank you for a lovely visit.


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