Today I am thrilled to share with you all the work of one of my favorite Etsy artists, Khara Ledonne. Khara creates fantastic little paintings in vintage brass ball lockets in her little studio in Brooklyn. I absolutely adore her work! It amazes me how she is able to paint such beautiful paintings on such a small scale. These little lockets are about the size of a dime, and she paints the inside with oil and enamel paint, creating beautiful and durable miniature works of art. Khara says she thinks of her lockets as tiny, portable escapes to carry around through the workaday. I love the whimsical little scenes inside each piece! You can choose one of her amazing designs, or work with her to create a custom one of a kind piece. Every single one of Khara’s lockets are just adorable, so here are just a few of my favorites:
Don’t you just love them all! I think my absolute favorite may be the one with the birds, but I also really love the ship, and the fly me to the moon reminds me of Frank Sinatra. They are so fabulous! To see more of Khara’s work visit her shop on Etsy Here , and check out her new line for the fellas at her shop Steel Man Jewels Here
Today I would love to share this awesome Etsy shop, Mama’s Little Babies with you all! Cheri, the owner and artist behind the shop, creates amazing Victorian inspired graphic plastic jewelry from vintage images. I love how they are so dainty and pretty, but also so cool and funky at the same time. The thing I love the most though is how whimsical the designs are! Who wouldn’t want a pair of black and white Victorian kitty hairpins! I just adore everything in Mama’s Little Babies Shop! Here are just a few of my favorites:
Aren’t they all just lovely! I just can’t pick a favorite, they are all so cool! To see more of this awesome jewelry check out Mama’s Little Babies on Etsy Here. You can also follow on Facebook, and Twitter.
This week’s featured artist is one of my favorite jewelry designers on Etsy, Lulu Bug Jewelry. Sue, the designer behind Lulu Bug, creates wonderful, whimsical necklaces and earrings in fine silver. I love the quirky tiny animal necklaces she does, as well as the tinted concrete ans silver necklaces! They are all just so great! But I do think my favorite one may be the chicken! Here are just a few of the beautiful things you’ll find at Lulu Bug Jewelry’s shop:
Aren’t they all just fantastic! Sue also has little pendants with cute dogs on them as well for all my fellow dog lovers! To see more of Sue’s work, visit her shop Lulu Bug Jewelry on Etsy Here, her blog Here, and her Facebook Here. Hope you all enjoy!
This DIY project is easy peasey and a great project for summer to do with friends, or even your kids. You could use any colors you like, and string them on pretty ribbon or chain. There are so many options, and they are really quite fun to make.
Here’s what you need:
*wooden beads in any size you like
*making tape or cheap washi tape
*acrylic craft paint
*ribbon or chain
Step 1: Cut tape- tear off strips of tape long enough to go around the bead once then cut the tape in half lengthwise to end up with two strips of tape long enough to go around the beads.
Step 2: Apply tape strips to beads- Wrap the cut tape strips around each bead and press down tightly or the paint can seep in under the tape. You can wrap tape around the bead any way you like. I wrapped mine around the very middle horizontally and around vertically covering the top and bottom holes.
Step 3: Paint beads- Paint the beads in any color you like. You can paint them all solid, or paint the top half one color and the bottom half another. I liked to mix mine. Carefully remove the tape while the paint is still a bit wet if you can as it makes a better line and sometimes the paint can come off a bit with the tape.
Step 4: Apply sealer and string- Apply a layer of Modge Podge to the beads to protect them. When the modge podge dries then you can string them on ribbon and tie, or string them on some skinny chain and finish off with a clasp.
And there you have it, a simple DIY necklace to accompany your summer wardrobe!