Thursday, June 30, 2011


inspired by the cluttered gypsy

this here is a blog I sometimes visit and all of these pretty
of all the prettiness these were the chosen few that inspired me today

take a peek into her world you may see something of interest and intrigue

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

sacred copper

a copper saturated stream

 a little something I have been working on...
sacred copper collection summer 2011

:: held sacred to the goddess of the ancient world for its lustrous beauty ::

I have had this inspiring pile of olde copper electrical wire
it is truly developing into something special

found here  
in alchemy the symbol for copper was also the symbol for the goddess and planet Venus
the symbol is possibly a reflection of a stylized mirror because the higher cast used copper as a mirror to adore themselves
Copper was an important resource for the Romans, Greeks and other ancient peoples.
The cultural role of copper has been an important one, at first the copper itself was valued but gradually the shape and look of the copper became more important.

The seven heavenly bodies known to the ancients were associated with the seven metals known in antiquity, and Venus the goddess of love and beauty was assigned to copper.

Egyptians kept various forms of copper in their medicine chests.*

*In the ancient world copper alloys of brass and bronze were used to cook and serve in.
Water was and still is stored in copper and brass vessels to prevent growth of pathogens.

60% of copper application is in electrical wires.

It is estimated that 80% of the copper ever mined is still in use today.

olde copper
salvaged electrical wire
hammered and shaped by hand into its organic form
original aged patina

sacred copper collection
made by hand and evolving with time

limited selection available in my shop 
with a handful of creations waiting to be added
including a selection of amulets

to be continued...

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

the gatherers of simple...

::updated to shop today::
here is a little something I have been spending some time on lately
this will be an ever growing collection
as I have gathered quite a bit in the past and continue to do so

found here

the gatherers of simple collection :: summer 2011

for the simple folk

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I gathered stones and remnants that I have collected over time
that was my inspiration for this simple collection

I deconstructed old remnants and combined with newer pieces
pieces I have gathered and collected but have yet to use
I decided it was time to create with what was available

a simple idea really

to gather and use from what we already have
I have found excitement and interest in what I can create with what I have accumulated

sim-ple adj. /'sim-pel/
innocent, modest, sheer, fundamental, unconditional *
1. used to emphasize the fundamental and straightforward nature of something
2. plain, basic, or uncomplicated in form, nature, or design; without much decoration or ornamentation
3. humble and unpretentious *

please visit my shop for more of this collection and others

Monday, June 27, 2011

inspiring a deep south summer vintage wedding

for my dearest friends...

"the course of true love never did run smooth"

a long time coming
a celebration indeed
tears of happiness and disbelief
may your future be filled with many smiles and overwhelming laughter
may you continue to have the power to overcome
with love

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I love the decor of the table and the dress of course

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scrap fabric streamers found here

simple & romantic centerpieces found here

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I like the idea of having logs with your initials carved in them as it reflects the invites
maybe on the cake stand

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its used as a bird feeder which is a great idea and could be used for a candle...

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I like this idea for seating in front of the chapel with the hay covered ground

read this 

more about the couple can be found here

my handmade wedding can be found here

Sunday, June 26, 2011

primitive cajun

I love painting on olde wood
This wonderful painting is a great representation of that
I found this painting at a historic restaurant in a small Acadian town
unfortunately I did not find who the artist was

Saturday, June 25, 2011

put to good use...

found here for complete before & after

making good use out of scrap
reclaiming old junk wood to create something so beautiful
I love this...
wood, color, texture
salvaged, primitive, recycled
truly adding an element of handmade to a home

my hubby and his good friend have a passion for this sort of thing too
check their work out here
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