January 31, 2011

Vintage Amethyst Brooch Valentine's Charm Bracelet

Ok, so I haven't really gotten swept up in the blogland fervor that is, for lack of a better term, "Valentine Fever."  I like crafts and cute home decor just as much as the next girl, but for some reason Valentine's Day just doesn't get my creative juices flowing.  Maybe it's because I feel like I just put away the Christmas decorations?  Anyway, I did find a way to express my inner Valentine ~ through jewelry, of course.

 
I've had the vintage amethyst brooch since one of my awesome barn sale days this past summer.  After eyeing it for a long time, I finally had a light bulb moment (as Oprah would say).  What better stone to celebrate Valentine's Day than amethyst?

So I gathered some antique brass findings together and threw in quite a few vintage earrings-turned-charms and voila', the romantic period piece was created.



I left the brooch completely in tact, so it can actually be taken off the bracelet and worn separately as the spirit moves me.  Antique brass, silver, pearls, rhinestones ~ just the right combination for me! Oh, and did I mention that amethyst is my birthstone?

We're bracing for the mother of all snowstorms here in the Chicago area ~ I hope you're all faring well in light of the near-continental blizzard!  Enjoy those snow days!


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11 comments:

The Cranky Queen said...

Luv, luv, luv the bracelet and visited your Etsy and marked as a "fav"...you have talent only given thru God...I am now a follower and sharing your site with my gal pals. Please follow my new blog thecrankyqueen.blogspot.com Follow and comments appreciated!

MoonRae said...

~Wow~ it's really lovely
Happy Birthday early
~Sharon~

BEAR's Mom said...

I'm with you on the valentine fever...
There's nothing in my house that would
make you believe we're in the month of
February...expect a snow shovel :(
Oh, my desk is strewn with hearts and
lace, but that's just to make some cards
to take to work and sell.
this bracelet is a beauty...like all your
creations...love the amethyst...
be safe with the oncoming weather...
~victoria~

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

What a perfect choice for Valentine's Day...February's birthstone. And as always, such a gorgeous creation!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love your bracelet! I don't get into the Valentine thing much either.
I just saw on the morning show how Chicago is going to be hit with the bad weather. Stay warm and safe.

Rissa said...

As always, such a beautiful bracelet! Hope the weather doesn't treat you too badly!

Stacey said...

This is really pretty! I love the amethyst, and the key is really cyte!

Mindy said...

Kathleen, this is just beautiful! I love amethyst. It and emerald are my two favs because the colors are so rich. The amethyst looks stunning with the vintage brass and other pieces you have chosen.

I know the storm his on its way there. Stay inside and safe and warm. We have 25-35 below temps tonight here in Denver!

Anonymous said...

HELLO TO A BEAUTIFUL VALENTINE, AND HAPPY (DAY BEFORE) BIRTHDAY VALENTINE==LOVE THE BROOCH/BRACELET OR "BROCLET"=JUST COINED A NEW JEWELEY WORD==YOU WERE YOUR MOTHER AND FATHERS VALENTINE==LOL,M

Privet and Holly said...

Amethyst IS perfect
as it's the birthstone
for February, isn't it?
It was my paternal grandma's
favorite stone as purple
was her favorite color : )
Hope you tucked inside,
all cozy today!!
xx Suzanne

Chrissy said...

Stunning, is the only word that comes to mind, absolutely stunning is this "broclet" :) I just came across your site and am so glad I did. I am now a follower and adding you to my blog list to share with my friends.
Well going to look around some more and visit your Etsy.

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