Monday, September 17, 2012

Heavenly Hinges

Remember these? Found them at a thrift shop in Boothbay Harbor, Maine this past summer. 

Fell in LOVE with them and then made these.....

Well....I sooo wanted to find more of these heavenly hinges so I did an eBay search and, lo and behold, there was a listing for these.... only had 4 of the Fleur de lys nickel ones I was searching for but it also included the same hinge in brass and a lot of other petite and delicate hinges as well... I bid on it and WON!!
(cause for doing the "happy dance in my underpants" afterwards!)
So....then I thought I'd email the seller to ask if she had more of the nickel ones and, be still my heart, she said: "Oh yes. About 2 dozen." 
Oh my.....I nearly swooned! She listed them and I SNAGGED them all!! 

And, in case you've been wondering what I've been "up to" lately......

...wonder no more....
I've been making these....

..."Heavenly Hinges."

...adorning them with old watch cases....

... vintage medals....


...beads and vintage findings.

Starting to list them in my ETSY shop tonight.
(Haven't been this obsessed creating anything since my Inspiration Holders! And oh, by the way, still doing the happy dance in my underpants!)

Joining the always inspiring Shabbilicious Friday Party at 
Shabby Art Boutique. Always soooooo chic!


  1. Sweet Michelle,

    these are just so beautiful!!!! You are amazing! love them all!

    Karen B. ~ Todolwen
    p.s. love the dancing in the underpants idea lol

  2. What a great idea. Very nicely done!

  3. Just one word,Michelle - GORGEOUS!
    Love them all.

  4. Oh my. They are just gorgeous, every single one of them.

    Have a great day


  5. They are beautiful! I can understand why you are doing the happy dance!!

  6. Oh...I LOVE these Michelle!!!
    I would love the one with the it still available?

  7. I love what you did with them--so clever. Thanks for inspiring me to do something creative today!

  8. Oh Michelle those are incredible! You've out done yourself this time! Lori

  9. Adore adore adore - happy dance away, mon amie.

  10. They were meant to be for you to create all this beauty!
    Just gorgeous!

  11. Thay are so beautiful MIchelle. What a great buy. You were so lucky - no wonder you did the happy dance

  12. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday Michelle. Your beautiful jewellery has been featured this week :)

  13. Oh Michelle, the hinges and what you have done with them are so fabulous. WOW you are amazing. Love love them all! Hope you are having a super fall so far!
    Come see my take on halloween. I just finished it and love it when I get input from you! Hugs to you!


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