Shabby & Girly Bracelets ~ Vintage Made

 Hey, hey, hey, do you know what day it is?  uh? uh?  It's the day when a round of the most creative, smart and trendsetting bloggers show us their latest and favorite projects.  So as not to overwhelm you,  the progressive tour has been divided into several a day, through out this week, August 5th-9th, with a roundup next Monday. Grab your favorite sippy cup, take your time, browse, learn,  tweet, share, pin it, and best of all, connect with some new bloggers and have fun.

I am getting ready, as a vendor, for the Vintage Home Market Show to be held in Richmond, Va. on Nov. 23rd and 24th, 2013.  (mark your calendars).  Of course, I will be selling some awesome vintage and antiques, painted French chic furniture, architectural pieces and feedsack metal stools but I will also have available some of my handcrafted items as well!  This project is one of my favorites that I have been making and I would like to share with you.   They are so anthropologie like and would make sweet Christmas gifts............ 

 Vintage Fabric Bracelets

I use new and old fabrics, satin type and gauzy type that would fray.  No 'fray check' on these....I want them to fray! :)   Sometime ago I acquired a 1920's trousseau piece.  It was stained and torn and ragged but had the most gorgeous hand sewn laces and appliques and rosettes on it.  I salvaged those for use on the bracelets.

On my treasure hunts, I am always on the look out for bits and bobs....anything I might use later on my journals, bracelets, necklaces, etc.  I covet the old 'faded to a divine creaminess' pearls and rhinestones with their aged darkened patina.  On this bracelet I used some vintage crocheted buttons. I use cotton flannel as a base for the bracelets, just pinked on the edges and everything is sewn by machine or hand....no glueing.  The cotton gives them more stability and it's so soft on the skin. You can see a portion of one peeking out from the soft green bracelet.

 The old pearls paired with the gorgeous old lace and the creamy old fabric make a dreamy wrist adornment......so bride like

  Antique satin rosettes.  I would never have the patience to make these :)

 I hope you enjoyed my "favorite project".  Now I off to make more bracelets.  I found some very pretty old vintage jewelry yesterday and some pretty silky blue fabric.  I'm anxious to get started! :) 
There's a list below of all the bloggers on tour. The Vintage Nest is on Thursday.  I hope you will visit them, greet them, and leave a comment.  It's a wonderful way to grow your followers and meet new ones too. 

Here's the schedule with links:

Monday, Aug. 5:

Tuesday, Aug. 6:

Wednesday, Aug. 7:

Thursday, Aug. 8:

Friday, Aug. 9:

Start here on Monday to see the first five great blogs and keep following all week.  On Monday, August 12, we'll post a round-up of all the great projects for you to see on one page.

I'm looking forward to a fun week of touring blogs!

No Minimalist Here ~ Open House
How Sweet the Sound ~ Pink Saturday
~ Add Something Special To Your Home ~
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chateau chic said...

Your bracelets are so beautiful!!
I'm marking my calendar now for your November show.
Mary Alice

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Lynn,

I will be checking these blogs.
What a great idea!
By the way, this bracelet is fabulous!


Teddee Grace said...

Your bracelets are charming, but your fabric frays, not freys.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Lynn, I love these, so romantic and girlie! I read it twice, did I miss where you got the gold end clamps? I am so excited that you are doing a craft show, you must have found someone to help!!! I am going to do the Fancy flea again November 2nd...Yep. I have help!!


Kathy at All About Vignettes said...

Oh Lynn, the bracelets are gorgeous. I want to come to Richmond to shop the show. Architectural pieces and feed sack stools. Love it. You have me hooked.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Oh my goodness -- so beautiful and I've never seen anything like these!

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Your bracelets are so lovely! Love it! xo

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Lynn, these are gorgeous! You are so talented. I'm glad to get back to your blog. It's been awhile since I've visited here, and I'm not sure why. Life just gets too hectic sometimes. laurie

Ivy, Phyllis and Me! said...

Good Morning Lynn, The bracelets you have made are beautiful.... I feel the name bracelet is just too plain a name for them, they need to be called something like "pearl and lace adornments" because they really are so lovely.
Best Wishes to you,

Ivy, Phyllis and Me! said...

Oops, I forgot to say, that I found your blog at No Minimalist Here and I have enjoyed my visit so I have become a new follower.
I would like to invite you to visit me at Ivy, Phyllis and Me! when you have a moment to spare, as it would be lovely to see you there.
Best Wishes,

Amy Ellis said...

Lynn, your bracelets are so precious, the detail is gorgeous!! I love your style...and your spring peeps:) Best of luck at the show in November, you're so creative, it looks like you are going to do great!! So glad we're together on the blog tour. ~ Amy

Unknown said...

Lynn~What a beautiful bracelet. I think even better than Anthro. I'm so happy to be on this tour with you.~Kim

Jen said...

Your bracelets are just beautiful! I love the choices you have used to create such gems. I'm behind but I'll have to check out all of the talent being showcased!

PennyWise Blog said...

These are just beautiful!- wish I lived closer to Va to attend the show-lol-would love to wear one on each wrist as cuffs with a beautiful ivory blouse ! Visiting from the tour and now following!

Unknown said...

So lovely!!!!!! I have such a soft spot for old lace and linens! :)

Denyse @ Glitter, Glue, Paint said...

Lynn, these are beautiful. I wish I could make bracelets like this. My wrists are super small and I can never find anything cute.

I'm glad we are on this tour together!


Mary Beth said...

Lynn ~ these are absolutely beautiful and exactly my style. Lovely handwork. I am so glad to have met you through the tour.

Hugs, Mary Beth

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Lynn, The bracelets are beautiful and I admire your creativity! I know these will sell quickly. Thanks for linking to the Open House party.

Jeannie Marie said...

That soft pink book cover is the perfect background for your lovely bracelets. Happy Pink Saturday!

pinkkandy said...

Here is a pink blessing from a BIG God....hope that your week is filled with many great things...God Bless you....

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

I LOVE your bracelets Lynn! They are so charming and nostalgic in a up-to-date way. Very nicely made. They'll be a sellout for sure. It's really fun to rework vintage jewelry that could go by the wayside. I like to give it a new life. Thanks for your kind words about my creations. I find it very rewarding.

I'm looking forward to checking in everyday to meet new people and see new things! What a great idea Lynn.

blessings and hugs, Edie Marie

PS love hummingbirds and your prev post is so sweet!

Susie Jefferson said...

What a brilliant idea - and I love how your bracelets are each so different. Just lovely! Happy Pink Saturday.

RobinfromCA said...

Everything is beautiful! I'm going to be in Virginia this fall but I leave on Nov. 4. I'll just miss your event! Love the pearls!

bj said...

Your bracelets are amazing. You do such great work!
Happy Pinks...

Betsy Brock said...

Gorgeous bracelets! There are so many lovely repurposed jewelry items around these days...just my style! :)

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your bracelets are just fabulous! The lace and pearl one is calling for me!
I wish you much success at the show, I know they will be snapped up in a hurry! THanks for sharing them, they are truly gorgeous!

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