June 23, 2017

Denim Belt Loop Cuffs and Some Tags

I don't even remember when I last bought a piece of jewelry or hinted to my hubby that I would like to have a certain piece from one of those fancy jewelry shops. I don't care about precious metals and diamonds anymore but prefer handmade, one of a kind jewelry instead. For many years now, I've been making my own necklaces, bracelets and earrings and I also wear beautiful pieces created by artistic blogging friends.

Upcycled Jewelry: Denim Belt Loop Cuffs by Vintage with Laces

When I sort out, receive or buy an old pair of jeans for upcycling, I first cut off the belt loops and collect them in a bag. One day, when I removed the belt loops of some used jeans, I got the idea to turn them into cuffs and came up with three varying styles.

Upcycled Jewelry: Denim Belt Loop Cuffs by Vintage with Laces


Upcycled Jewelry: Denim Belt Loop Cuffs by Vintage with Laces

I tried different kinds of buttons as embellishments and finally decided to use bold metal ones with an antique silver finish.

GreenCraft Magazine Spring 2017




Upcycled Jewelry: Denim Belt Loop Cuffs by Vintage with Laces published in GreenCraft Magazine Spring 2017


Upcycled Jewelry: Denim Belt Loop Cuffs by Vintage with Laces published in GreenCraft Magazine Spring 2017

 I'm very excited that my cuffs have been published in the Spring 2017 issue of GreeCraft Magazine.


Upcycled Denim Tags by Vintage with Laces

 
Upcycled Denim Tags by Vintage with Laces in GreenCraft Magazine Spring 2017

When I sent in my submission to GreenCraft Magazine, I attached some sewn denim tags to the cuffs with my contact details inserted in the pockets on the back. The tags made it into the magazine as well which was a lovely surprise.

Currently, I don't have any denim projects in the works but I will turn to my stash of old jeans again sooner or later. It's such a sturdy and versatile material that is suitable for all kinds of creations. I just love to work with it.

The cuffs and tags will attend these great parties:
Sweet Inspiration at A Crafty Mix
DIY Salvaged Junk at Funky Junk Interiors
Saturday Sparks at Pieced Pastimes
Sonntagsblatt at Raumseele
Waste Not Wednesday at Raggedy Bits
A New Life at Rostrose







June 09, 2017

My New Found Object Sculpture Is A Very Rare Birdie

It doesn’t happen often that a vulture and a peacock fall in love but it occurs from time to time. When Pea Cocktail’s vulture mom and her peacock dad met, it was love at first sight, believe it or not. It didn’t take long before they started to build a nest and after a hatching period of about two months, a little girl got out of the only egg.

Found Object Sculpture Bird by Vintage with Laces

The offspring of such a mixed relationship has features of both species. When a girl is born with a vulture head, she always has the big peacock tail feathers that among purebred peacocks only the males get. Just in case you’re wondering. 😊

Found Object Sculpture Bird by Vintage with Laces

Here you see Pea Cocktail in her natural habitat. She loves a garden with lots of wildflowers and all kinds of grasses.

Found Object Sculpture Bird by Vintage with Laces

Sometimes she runs into a turtle but they usually ignore each other.

Found Object Sculpture Bird by Vintage with Laces

The idea to make this bird started with the legs. Long time ago I had bought a metal bird and never used it for decoration. The body wasn’t well made and the colors were rather ugly. What was I thinking? Some months ago, I took it apart and only kept the legs. For the tail I used a valve feeler gauge. Isn’t that a cool thing and just perfect for a peacock tail?

Found Object Sculpture Bird by Vintage with Laces

Pea’s body is an old wooden hotel keychain and her neck is the metal part of a light bulb. When it comes to her head I have no clue. Does anyone know what kind of cone(?) that is? It must have come to me in a flower arrangement or Christmas wreath some years ago.


Found Object Sculpture Birds by Vintage with Laces

Some of you might remember Pelican Joe. He had been looking for a girlfriend for the last three years without success. When he met Pea Cocktail, he suddenly had butterflies in his tummy. He asked her out and look, he brought a bunch of flowers to their first date. Isn’t he a gentleman? I was told they had a fabulous evening hopping through the garden together and they’ll meet again soon. We might have a couple of lovebirds here. 😊

Miss Pea Cocktail will fly over to these great parties:

Sweet Inspiration at A Crafty Mix
Party Junk at Funky Junk Interiors
Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home
Talk of The Town at Knick of Time