Monday, August 4, 2008

Jetons d' Amour~Love Tokens

My dad found these great circa 1924 metal transit tokens in an antique shop a few months back. They are from Honolulu. I knew I would think up a way to use them, so I put them aside until it hit me. Yesterday, I came across them again and I realized they would make the coolest, vintage charm bracelet! I used only interesting and unique vintage buttons with the coins and I really love the way it came out. Here I go again wanting to keep everything I make, but I know the drill. I'll make something tomorrow or the next day that I'll love just as much and the pile grows! I can't keep it all, can I? No, seriously, can I? O.k, o.k!!. The bracelet is now in my etsy shop. The bracelet and findings are all made from sterling silver. Thanks, daddy! You have a great eye for cool stuff!
Oh! I missed blogging about our P&P book club Friday. We read chapters 3 and 4 (cue Mr.Darcy) and are now on 5 and 6. I love this book! Join in if you haven't already. There's still time to catch up easily. And,go on over to the tearoom blog and comment if you want to be entered for the free tea give-away I do each week. Darcy and tea make a great combo, don't ya think?

Have a great week everyone!


My Petite Maison said...

Hi Lori,
Your dad really found some nice pieces. I am with you on wanting to keep everything, but you've got the right idea. The bracelet is lovely and I'm still thinking about that beautiful studio where you create all these beautiful things.

Happy week to you too!

LaundryBasketCase said...

That's a beautiful bracelet. A real keepsake. Oh mr. Darcy and tea do go so well! I wish I could go back to that very first time I read P&P to have that same amazed feeling at how stand offish mr Darcy is. He is the reason P&P is so great though.

Shabby Addict said...

Your jewelry is beautiful! I love you studio. So cute!!

Life With Laura said...

Hi Lori!

It was so great to hear from you. How have you been? I just looove your blog. And you dad sure does have good taste. And how creative you are! I would not have thought of using the tokens for a bracelet,but they look beautiful. You did an amazing job. When I wear the beautiful necklace you gave me I always get so many compliments. It's one of my favorites!
I'll definitely be back!
Bye for now!

Janet's Creative Pillows

BellaColle' said...

Oh darlin' I loove ur creations!!
Everything is always soo lovely..
if you need help with a banner..just holler! For you my blog buddy... I'm always glad to help!

Patricia said...

Lori, the bracelet is lovely, your Dad really does have a good eye! Also enjoyed seeing your work retreat, that is really amazing, I'm so jealous! Something to strive for.
Enjoyed my visit,


Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

I love that bracelet! Beautiful! I'm off to check out your Tea blog... Have a great day!

Hugs, Karen

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