Tuesday, May 8, 2012

New Designs...

I've been working on some new "Inspiration Holder" designs....


...and when I found a few mismatched silver plated lids at a Flea Market recently....


......it inspired me to create these....

(this one not for sale)
....I soldered vintage rosary crucifixes to some of them....


(sold)



(sold)
...and added tags....

...and charms to others. 


Vintage medals.....
...are also the perfect adornment for them.



(sold)
Old rhinestone chain....

....gives one a "feminine" feel...

...and beloved French Prayer Card images add serenity. 




(sold)
The patina of the silver plate...

...and sweet crosses....

....speak to the soul.

Jeanne D'arc-inspired ....


...French charm....

.....adorn a few others....

....while a crown motif...


...brings to mind...

(sold)
...French Royalty.


(Some already listed in my ETSY shop..others will be added soon. 
If you see one you'd like, I'd be happy to list it "On Reserve" for you.)
~*~Merci~*~

32 comments:

  1. These are beautiful, Michelle, but everything you touch is beautiful!
    enJOY a lovely day,
    Kimberly

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  2. You are amazing. They are gorgeous!! The embellishing is sweet!!....Chickie

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  3. these are incredible! such a creative use of those orphaned lids...and you embellished them so beautifully...bravo!

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  4. Just lovely -- so creative to see these in those mismatched lids!

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  5. I'm so glad you found a beautiful use for those lids, Michelle. Love your designs.

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  6. Ah, I can see I'm too late to this party! I rushed over to your etsy shop and, no big surprise, they look like they've sold!
    I'm a firm believer in getting what we're "meant" to get, so perhaps this wasn't my time.....sure love those crucifix holders, the more tarnished the better! Lovely work....;).

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    1. hey gail..none have sold yet so you are not too late. i also have only listed 2 in my ETSY shop.....so if there are any you like..let me know!

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  7. Hi Michelle!!!!I absolutely love these with the lids!Fantastic!!!

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  8. These are so cool! I love these Michelle.

    xo,
    Danielle

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  9. Another fabulous idea! And they are so pretty!Love what you think up, gal!!
    Have a lovely evening,
    Hugs,
    Becky

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  10. Very pretty and creative!

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time

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  11. You create the prettiest things ever! One day i'm going to have to have one of your pieces in my home, there's no doubt about it... I'm off to your Etsy!

    Cindy

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  12. you are too smart Michelle.
    what a great way to expand your idea.
    Good luck with these, I see another magazine cover in your future ;)
    Amy

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  13. These are awesome and equally as fabulous as your doorknob inspiration holders.

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  14. Beautiful second chance for these lovely lids, that's a very nice idea.
    Happy day, Michelle ;O)

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  15. It is such a shame when covers become separated from their pots. I could never have imagined to use them like this. What a stunning idea.

    Anna

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  16. OH...MY...GOODNESS! You have outdone yourself with these gorgeous creations! You've got such an amazing talent, my friend! :)

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  17. So clever and beautiful too. It looks like you had a lot of fun putting it all together.

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  18. these are each breathtaking! Beautiful work and amazing creations!

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  19. As always, Michelle, simply beautiful, shabby and elegant all at the same time.
    I can't wait to receive mine!!

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  20. So beautiful. Your imagination knows no bounds!! I love these!!

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  21. How inspired you are. I love these and will have to see if there are any left. I love your designs as they are always unique and touch not only my heart but my soul. I especially like bring faith into the middle of the room, not in your face kind of thing, but a subtle reminder that He is here with us and we should not be shy to ask and thank Him.

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  22. They are gorgeous Michelle, I love the ones with the crucifixes-what a wonderful idea- but they are all so beautiful.
    Hugs from Dorthe

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  23. Girl, you have outdone yourself! I'm so fortunate to have gotten a 'peek' at the pieces coming together at your dining room table. J'Adore them all - magnifique!! They need to be on the next SL front cover. :)

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  24. I have been so busy with life these days that I feel like I have missed so much on here! I'm so glad that I didn't miss this entirely! They are beautiful Michelle, really so uniquely you. Your whites today are beautiful too, I always love visiting you! t.xoxo

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  25. These are so beautiful! I have pinned them to my vintage silver repurpose board on Pinterest!
    Mary

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  26. Oh you've done it again Michelle ~ these are stunning!!

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  27. Oh my goodness, not sure how I missed this post. Amazingly beautiful, Michelle.
    I'm with Amy, I see another Somerset Life Cover!!!

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  28. Michelle- you are going to be " world famous" for these little treasures. They are stunning and absolutely ingenious! You are SO creative!!

    Can I just say Wow?!!
    Xo
    Vicki

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Taking the time to share your thoughts...your words...and your inspiration fills my soul....Merci.
~*~Michelle~*~