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!





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

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...

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...


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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