donderdag 5 maart 2015

Victorian-like Pendants

                                           Hello dear Blogfriends ,
                                          I hope you're doing well !

                           Last week I've been busy making preparations
                            for a project , that will take me a lot of time .
                        So I have to take a deep breath and have to be quite
                               patient. Last year I did not participate in
                                       the Victorian Christmas Fair............
                          ( Yep, that's right , it's about the Christmas Fair : )
                                  This year I will, and I promised myself
                                  to take my time and give my 'products'                                                                         some more details.

         Click the photo to enlarge

                                So I started to make some Victorian-like
                            pendants . I used to sell this little jewelry boxes ,
                               but wasn't happy selling them without content.
                                   They may be all right......but empty........
                                    so here I go on my first attempt.......
                           While looking for a decor to take the pictures ,
                            this box came to mind and again there's a little
                                 story. I found it in our local thriftshop .
                            There were maybe over a hundred of this boxes .
                               I was curious what was in them and asked
                                        the owner what they were............

                        This little mushroom , eggcup , kind of thingies are made
                      in the end of World War 2, I think in the Netherlands ,
                         in a button factory. They were made of the waste ends
                                    of the deer antlers , right on the head .
                                  The buttons were made out of the antler.
                 ( Maybe I have to apologize for my English.........I'm not always sure
                        if I say things the right way , but I hope you understand ,
                        my English will not get any better than this I'm afraid : ).
                       The factory had run out of material and people used their
                  imagination to try to sell stuff.... and this is what they came up with !

                                       I absolutely LOVE the ............... : )))

                                  and here's my problem , I don't have a clue
                             what they are.......and neither did the shop owner.
                                       It was a bit funny and I think
                                  I have to use my imagination as well .........
                         I thought it was a very interesting story and was happy
                                              to have found them .
                           I find it almost a kind of offending to alter them
                                   into pincushions don't you..... ???
                              Anyway.........they're lovely for my photo's .
                         ( Don't you love the idea of the wrapping paper
                            being that old !? It is great for making tiny roses )

                     Now I'd like to share with you what I had on my worktable............
                     I used little crystal beads and glass pearls .

                         Here's the result.................and a better look on the cups............                  
                  I hope you enjoyed...............  

                                                        With Love , Wilma.

                                     March 25   Linking up with:

                                     Thank you so much, Stephanie !!

25 opmerkingen:

  1. Hi Wilma,
    Your treasures are lovely. What beautiful work you are doing and such dedication and wisdom to start so early for Christmas! That is very interesting about the deer antlers. I wondered what they were but once you mentioned them, I recognized them. Here in Az and in Ohio where Im from, deer and elk hunting is very popular. We have some large antlers in our home that we decorate with. I was reminded today how very lovely your blog is. Blessings to you my new friend.


    1. Thank you so much Tamara !! Yes it's very relaxed working this early, I can work on ideas and details this way. Thank you for your visit.
      Blessings to you too, dear friend.

  2. Hello Wilma!
    I must give you the prize for finding the most unusual find of the month! Those horn ends are unique in a rather pretty way! Very different! And the tiny little pendants are so sweet! What a pretty idea! I love that you are getting a head start on making things and can enjoy the process. Lovely post sweet friend!

    1. Thank you for the prize Doni : ) !! and your visit. I really love this find.
      Happy you like the pendants.
      I hope to post about my process for the Fair.


  3. Wilma, your necklaces are so beautiful! If I send you money can I buy one???? I will pay shipping and everything! I would love to have something you have made. Are the leaves plastic or glass, whichever they are, they are each gogreous!. The antler ______ is so fascinating! And they are beautiful! Is the stand part of the antler cup, or did you place them on stands? I think they are wonderful! My father used to go deer hunting every fall, with my uncles, and I have always been fascinated with the antlers. Such wonderful natural cups to show your pretty necklaces!
    Love your posts! So glad to hear from you more often! hugs, Friend!

    1. Aww, Betsy, that is so sweet !! And, yes, of course you can buy one. I'm honored you like them that much !! I'm planning to sell them for 7,50 Euro each. Will you please send me your address, and tell me which one you would like to buy. I will be emailing you. Happy to hear from you. Thank you for visiting.

  4. AND, your English is awesome, don't you worry about that at ALL! hugs!

  5. OH!! How pretty these are!! And just my style too!! Love them!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!!


    1. Thank you Debbie, yes, I really think they look a little Victorian.
      Thank you for visiting back !

      Hugs, Wilma.

  6. Those antlers are fascinating! I wonder if they are very flammable? If not, they might work well for small candle holders. I think they would look very unique with a candle. :-) Your pendants are looking nice.

  7. Thank you so much Mary ! I'm going to find that out. Hope to post the result !

  8. Wilma! These pendants are so cute! I love the antlers! I had a ring as a child that my aunt brought me back from Scotland that was made of deer antler. I wish I still had it.

    Thank you for visiting me at Christ in Me.

    1. I think antlers are quite fascinating don't you ?
      Thank you so much for your encouragement Judy !

      Hugs, Wilma.

  9. My sweet friend, you and your creations are absolutely charming! You need to have an Etsy shop or something :)

    Your pendants are simply stunning, my friend. Thank you for sharing with Roses of Inspiration and thank you for inspiring me. Love and hugs!

    1. Thank you so much, Stephanie ! I have been thinking about a web shop or Etsy shop for a long time now. Would love to have it, but can't come to it. Think it's the shipping and so that's holding me back.... : ). May be I have to get over that...

      Hugs, Wilma.

  10. Wonderful pendants and such amazing creativity. Love your blog!

  11. Your pendants are just beautiful!! Such lovely embellishing of them!!

  12. Hi Wilma! This is absolutely stunning! I looove your pendants they are so unique! You are so talented! Congrats for being featured!
    Have a wonderful Easter!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  13. I love your blog. Beautiful pendant. Lovely work. Greetings from Canada

  14. You have a beautiful blog. I am happy to join. Happy Easter


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