4.17.2012

a new trend...

When I started my Everton Terrace Etsy shop, I sold vintage and handmade jewelry.  Mostly I made handstamped metal jewelry like this...


I also revamped some vintage pieces and made stuff like this...


Then, a year later, I opened my other Etsy shop and I stopped finding time to make jewelry.
Things change.
Ebbs and flows.
Well, things are changing again.
Have you seen this fabulousness popping up everywhere?
Authentic vintage rhinestone jewelry hand painted with bold colors.
Vintage mixed with modern - my favorite kind of style.




I was lucky enough to spend the weekend with my daughter last month and we got ourselves some fancy paintbrushes and got to work (all of the painted pieces you see on this post we did).





These gorgeous necklaces are next.  Can't decide if I should stay with the bold neon type colors above or try some soft pastels.  What do you think?



Will let you know when they are all finished and in my shop.
If you've got some vintage rhinestone jewelry you don't wear anymore, you might want to give it a try.
It's all the rage this spring and summer and if you've got a steady hand and good eyes, you can make some for yourself!

20 comments:

Krystal said...

can't wait to see what you do with them...interesting!

Julie of Monkey Grass Hill said...

wow, you are so creative. I've never seen this done and it's fantastic. Might have to give it a try. I think the neon colors are perfect for this time of year.

Diana Mieczan said...

They are really beautiful and the colours are truly perfect for this season:) Have a sunny day. xo

Pam said...

Great fun!! They look such happy pieces - wonderful to wear.

MJM said...

So cute! I love this stuff.

bronwyn said...

I agree! Very happy! I like the brights a lot but I am curious to see how pastel looks too. :) So fun! I love how it makes the pieces into something entirely new.

La Dolfina said...

Hi Jeanette,
Wow what a fun transformation!
You are so good at working with jewelry! I am always amazed at the constant stream of creativity out there. I think these beauties will not last long in your etsy shop my friend. I need to show my gypsy mom these. I might be getting her one for Mother's Day!!!
It's been great seeing you over at La Dolfina... I've missed you!!!
XO

angryparsnip said...

Very cute.
What kind of paint do you use ? Do you bake it in the oven to set the colors so they don't scratch ?
Looks like good fun.

cheers, parsnip

Stitchfork said...

You certainly have a steady hand and a world of patience! Cute!
xo Cathy

dani said...

Love it - you are so talented Jeanette!

Andrew H. said...

Wow, I look at all of that and think - That was A LOT of work! Nice job.

Privet and Holly said...

The is the first that I've
seen of this kind of vintage
re-do.....So cool! I vote for
more of the brights, since
"pops" of color are THE thing
at the moment in fashion.....

Happy Tuesday!

xx Suzanne

Jane Kilpatrick Schott said...

These are a breath of fresh air for the upcoming season. Just love them all!!!

Vintage Home said...

wow ...you are so creative....and smart...love the BIG necklace you mad & these new painted creations are wonderful...I have a box full of them WITHOUT your great paint technique!
Wow so much to learn!

Vintage Home said...

p.s. yes do do some pates for us to see!

Alexa said...

Oooh I love. Very Kate Spade! :)

Stacey said...

these are beautiful! You're just oozing creativity too!:-)

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

girlie i'm just finding out about your shops - i'm heading over now and making them my FAVES - the pieces u posted got my attention for sure!!!!!

much bliss
Erika

Maria said...

They look like those candy necklaces that are on elastic that we used to wear/eat as kids! Love it!

KR said...

Totally gorgeous! Great job! The colors are fabulous and perfect for summer!!!