About a month ago I was walking the cobble stone streets of Paris, eating as many macaroons as feasible possible, and on the hunt for vintage goodies to use in my designs. Luckily, I went to the Parisian flea market Saint Ouen and hit the jack pot. In this maze of street vendors selling knock off everything is a huge section of real Parisian antiques, I had found my home. In this maze of uber delightment I found the cutest little lady selling the most wonderful beads and metals I had ever seen. The rows of small wooden crates filled with beads, vintage applique hung from the ceiling, and bins of metals with the most gorgeous patina. I decided then and there I would be making a very special collection.
So for the past several weeks I have been starring at my little collection and dreaming up wonderful ideas of earrings and necklaces. I have decided to do very limited runs of each design. Each design I will make more than one of, but less than 5. All the beads and components are all vintage 1940-1960’s plastic and vintage german glass. The metals are 1950’s die struck copper and brass, which have developed the most gorgeous patinas.
The first part of this collection will be for sale at Highland Fest this week, (July 15th-17th). This collection will not be available in stores, only at shows and possibly online with the launch of our new website.
So here is a sneak peak, into the world of dreamy colors, and rich patinas.
So all the components in these pieces are made with beads and metals right out of the flea market. They range in prices from $25-$40 dollars and will be available this weekend at highland fest. So brave the heat, because these will not last long.