Belle Armoire Jewelry and Vintage Blessings

September 8, 2010

Okay, I LoVe this magazine.  I love the cover.  I love the photos.  I love the inspiration.  I have SO needed to create these past few days and this baby really motivated me to get the ball rolling.  One of my favorite jewelry artist's work was featured ~ Deryn Mentock.

I really wanted to show a picture here of the beautiful treasure she created that inspired me to make my most recent necklace.  BUT I CAN'T FIND ANY PICTURES OF IT ON LINE!  Suffice it to say that it's on page 81 of Belle Armoire Jewelry Autumn 2010.  You can get the magazine from or at Michael's or Jo-Ann's.  It is SO worth the cost!  (Thank you Mr. CBD for buying me the subscription!)  Seriously, run out and buy it NOW!

I feel funny showing my necklace without a picture of hers (WaaAaayyyy better than mine, of course.) Okay, here's mine.

I also wish my photo-taking skills were a bit more polished (I'm getting there, s-l-o-w-l-y) because I really feel the necklace is nicer than it looks here, but oh well.  I created it with a vintage rosary for starters.  I added a cross I already had, a vintage Mary Katherine Kasper medal and a vintage rhinestone bauble.  The glass beads sparkle beautifully, and they're hugged by vintage antique brass  spacers.  It's finished off with a toggle clasp.

I love creating with vintage religious medals and mementos.  I'm Catholic and rosaries have always had a special place in my heart.  When I'm wearing the necklace I feel like there are constant blessings being showered down upon me. 

I really wish you could see Deryn Mentock's awesome inspirational necklace here.  Go to stampingtonwholesale(dot)com and order the magazine for yourself!

Thank you, Deryn!

Leave a Comment!

Anonymous said...

Your necklace is A.W.E.S.O.M.E.

You are sooooo your stuff :D


Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Oh Kathleen! This is just STUNNING!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty - You did a great job. I just made one with a cross and beads, but it needs something else - not sure what.

Privet and Holly said...

Hi Kathleen,
This is just lovely!
What a talent to be
able to combine such
disparate items and
make them sing together
so well : ) Thanks for
stopping by, today!
xx Suzanne

Cool Gal said...

Thanks for the follow. I love meeting new people. Happy to follow you right back. :)

By the way, lovely blog.

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terrid614 said...

hi there~i found your blog thru design it chic! i LOVE your jewelry designs...i will follow you, once i get home, (i am at work right now....) have a great day! xo

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Lori@Paisley Passions said...

Gorgeous! Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I hope to see you again next week :)
~Lori S.
Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

Unknown said...

I am also roman catholic and this is absolutely fab. I could totaly wear it to church without getting into trouble.

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