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!