lauantai 28. toukokuuta 2011

New earrings (mixed metal)




Yellow pearls with a hint of green.





Large white pearls.



Vintage Swarovski with brass.






Pale peach pearls.






Georgious dark citrine.





I was in a mood for earrings as you can see....



There is coming up new collections with necklaces, preview for fall. Try to finish some pieces next week.


sunnuntai 15. toukokuuta 2011

Antiquing....





Husband took me antiquing yesterday. We had planned to search some furniture for our house, but didn't find anything interesting, yet. So we have to continue looking for those. The place was so filled with everything that it was even hard to move in there. I found these though, some of them were in the bottom of a box and some were on the plate, covered with everything else. So I almost missed them. Old buttons, glass beads and rhinestone chain.






When I saw these old brass buttons, I knew that I had to make a pair of post earrings of them. There was 6 of these, but 2 were so badly damaged, that I could do nothing for them. Shame. These will be a gift to hubby's older sister, they reminded me off her. I sure hope she likes them! These were in a quite a bad condition, so I had to clean them first, it took a while... Then I polished them with a car wax (yeah) and finally attached a sterling silver posts on them. I wish you could see the buttons in nature, there is some kind of a foil inside of them. When the light goes through the button, they sparkle.





Just had to play with photos...







I also had this perfect gift box for them. It was made around 1970 and is art nouveau style, made of brass. Cleaned and waxed, ready to go :)






These will be shipped tomorrow!!!


I still have other pair left, not sure what I'm gonna do with them...






And here is my latest LeBouton earrings. Long earrings filled with soft colours. Pearls have a shade of white, light pink, light peach and light golden peach. They actually look amazing in nature. Headpins are brass, but the posts are sterling silver. Buttons are once again made of mother of pearl.






Wishing you all a perfect sunday!!!











perjantai 13. toukokuuta 2011

Weekendsale



Everything -15% in my shop this weekend! Just add coupon code WEEKENDSALE to get a discount.

torstai 12. toukokuuta 2011

New, more simple LeBouton earrings



LeBouton - Simple

Oregon sunstone




LeBouton - Simple

Golden pyrite





LeBouton - Fleur

Moonstone, white topaz, pearls





LeBouton - Fleur

Oregon sunstone, peach moonstone, pearls




sunnuntai 8. toukokuuta 2011

lauantai 7. toukokuuta 2011

LeBouton


I just love everything in Vintage. I love old buttons and have an obsession to collect them. I love beautiful pearls and gems and I'm addicted to them.


So, here I've joined together everything that I love. Buttons with a history, gems and pearls with a soul. These materials form together a unique design that has a story to tell. If we just listen.


The buttons that I've used with these earrings were made of mother of pearl in the 1940s. They were still on their original card when I got them. Just lovely.


Now I'm addicted to these earrings, so there will be more to come. Stories, emotions, joy. I'm looking forward to them.