Here is my first pinkeep purchase. It is a sampler signed Elsa Taylor with the date of 1850. Well, Miss Andie is certainly a time traveler because I can just imagine a young Elsa having newly arrived after enduring steerage class. It was her treasure, and now it is aged and stained, and definitely my treasure. You may visit Andie at her blog, or visit her boutique"Brown Bee Designs" at Make Mine Pink. Just click on her name anywhere in this post and you will go right to her blog. Well, I asked Miss Andie if I might have the honor of using her pretty pinkeeps as backdrops for some new altered art pendants I am working on. In her best southern accent, (well, I imagined the accent, she is a southerner), she told me to go right ahead, y'all. So following please find a new series of pendants I am working on for Cottage Violets. The first pictures shows a little vignette with the pinkeeps and a crystal candy jar with "It's Good to be Queen" pendant hung on the knob, looking quite regal I might add.
Don't Andie's little beauties make wonderful backdrops for pins, pendants, maybe a shadowbox or on a crystal serving tray with tchotchkes of your choosing.......
Tonight, I will doubtlessly be reading my Canon photobook 101, and trying to figure how to get good close-ups. I haven't figured it out yet. When I do, these pendants along with a new series I am calling "Girl Guides" will be on Cottage Violets, and on Lollishops when that gets up and running. All the pendants are 1"X3" and are little collages sandwiched in between glass slides and held in a silvertone frame. They can be used as necklaces, brooches, tree ornaments, or bottle charms. They are moderately priced at $9.95 plus shipping. And bonus round on the back I included one of my favorite sayings, "It is never to late to be what you might have been". I will include a ribbon, key chain, and stick on pin backing with each piece. A leather strip is also available, and comes standard with all Girl Guide pendants (not shown here). The pictures don't do these pieces justice, even if I am tooting my own horn, lol.
Please visit Andie at Brown Bee Designs, she has way more than the one proverbial string in her bow. In fact, she is a bower of creativity, (do you like my word connections, I do, lol). Plus the girl is funny, rip roaring, knee slapping funny. In fact, I have met a lot of looney ladies at all the E-Malls. Tons of fun, and creating an American made legacy to boot. Now I'll give myself the boot, and say :
Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite,
But if they do, hit them with a shoe,
Then they'll have to quit botherin' you.
God Bless You More Abundantly Than You Could Ever Think Or Ask,