Saturday, November 7, 2009

A squirrel and some nuts!

I found these sweet sachets in JackRabbit's shop on Etsy and couldn't resist buying one. I love watching the squirrels gather and stash acorns and all kinds of nuts right now.

These adorable mini acorn pillows have a variety of uses. They are all one of a kind and handmade from fabric remnants and vintage lace.

Use as a pincushion while sewing your latest creations or spray with your favorite perfume or room spray and place in a linen or underwear draw to keep things smelling sweet. Each pillow is 3 x 3.5 inches and has a vintage lace loop for hanging.

Doesn't that sachet go perfectly with my Squirrel Acorn necklace? This necklace began with a shiny brass squirrel piece that I added patina to, and attached to a chain with three freshwater pearl acorns. The pearls are a lime yellowish green.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Jet Sale - Weekend Deals Sept 25-27

Snuggle up this weekend with some great offers from the JET team on
Etsy. Whether you're looking for something special for a birthday,
would like to accessorize your outfit for the upcoming Halloween fun,
or are already looking forward to the Christmas season - you'll find
plenty of jewelry and accessories to choose from in the JET team

JET team comprises of a large number of artisans who handcraft and
present for sale their own creations directly to you. There are many
styles of jewelry to choose from, and if, on an odd chance, you
don't find exactly what you're looking for, you can always request a
custom item. Supplies, clutches, bags, hair accessories, scarves, pins
and many other items are also included in this promotion.

Shop local with us! Whether you're in US, Canada, UK, Australia, Asia,
Brazil, or Europe - you'll find a shop close to you as our members are
located all over the world!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Chandelier Crazy

For some reason, I have been on a chandelier craze recently. I found some really pretty components, so I snapped them up and have been playing around with what to use with them.

The red earrings have some lovely raised relief flowers on them.

The purple earrings each have a pair of lovebirds on them. So sweet, long, lightweight and feminine!

The green earrings have some scroll work in the shape of hearts.

I will say I am amazed at what people charge for making them. It is time consuming to make sure the dangles are all the correct length. The perfectionist in me has to make them just so.


Monday, August 24, 2009

Woo Hoo Front Page Treasury on Etsy

I missed this treasury getting on the Front Page this past Friday. Isn't it a beauty?

Can you tell if someone is blushing thru the Internet?

Sharing some love with the Jewelry on Etsy Team and Bob of Jewelry24Seven. Bob has a way with words. Check out this sweet review he did of my jewelry on the Team blog.

He did a great job and gave me permission to borrow some of the review he did.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Romance is in the Air

I was in a pink and girly mood, hence this treasury.

There are lots of pretty things in here I would love to own!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Poison Apple Locket Ring

By TheBrassHussy (me)

How fun, I finally took the time to finish this ring.

It originally was a shiny brass locket with a small bail on the top that I filed off. Then I added a bronzy vintage patina and used epoxy to adhere to an adjustable brass ring that has a gorgeous raised relief design.

Available here in my etsy shop!

Tooth Ache

Awesome Tooth Shirt by UnElephantRose

Yipes, my tooth hurts and I so dread going to the dentist. There are far more pleasant things I would like to do. Like wearing this adorable tooth t shirt! I think it would put a smile on my dr's face don't you?

This one of a kind top was designed and altered with love by Brooklyn dweller, Mary Andrews. It used to be a simple solid orangey-red t-shirt, and there now lives a huge red plaid tooth appliqué on the front.

100% cotton. Shirt is a great fit alone or creates a layered look over a tee or thin sleeved shirt.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

2009 Tour De France - Please vote for me!

This pendant necklace is included in this current voter named Tour De France on Etsy. Please stop by and vote for my item if you can. The top winners usually make it into a gift guide. Thanks for your support!
Sailing down the street on your bicycle, can you hear the bell ringing? The necklace was made with a solid brass bicycle piece that I added a patina to and put on an 18 inch brass chain with a simple hook clasp. The necklace still needed something, so I added this brass capped glass bell. The glass bead actually makes a little jingle sound when it bounces against the brass bicycle.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Apple Poison Rings

Just got these adorable apple lockets in from I can't wait to make a poison apple ring with them. Last night I put them in a tumbler to clean the raw brass up before I can add a patina to them. I also plan to cut off the small loop as I think the ring will look better with out it.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Heart Locket Earrings

My locket rings are very popular, so I thought I would add in some locket earrings to my shop. Fun to find ways to use lockets other than in a pendant.

These were made my adding a vintage patina to these lockets and then adding them to these cute bow leverback earwires.


Friday, May 29, 2009


Caramel Delights by TheBrassHussy

The background of this picture gave way to the name of these earrings, Caramel Delights. The warm brass tones and creamy White will compliment your skin tone.

Delicious White Turquoise (Magnesite) gemstones dangle inside hammered brass circles. The circles are 1 inch wide and the earrings are about 1.5 inches long. The brass is nickel free, lead free, and not plated.

Homemade Caramels by CaramelJubilee

Words can barely describe the buttery soft goodness in these Caramels. I have ordered twice from this shop and can vouch how awesome these candies are. Fresh and Delicious!

This listing is for 16 oz (1 pound) of Vanilla Caramels. Farm-fresh butter, sea salt, sugar, real vanilla, and whole milk combine to give these a delightfully sweet flavor and blissfully soft texture. These caramels are cooked in small batches and wrapped entirely by hand.

Friday, May 1, 2009

2000 Hearts!

Thank you to all my wonderful hearters! I officially have 2000 hearts today.

So I would like to show off a lovely item with a brass filigree hearts and thank my 2000th hearter.

Long Lovely Brass Dangle Earrings

Lightweight, but long, just under 2.5 inches.

Two vintage style natural brass stampings with a filigree capped red dangle at the bottom. If you prefer another color, I can easily swap it out.

Thank you SecretCake for being my 2000th heart. As a special treat, convo me for a free pair of pearl earrings.

I especially love this vintage piece of fabric you have in your shop.

1 yard cut of great vintage pink, green and orange floral fabric. From a Canon Perma-Prest, no-iron fine muslin reclaimed bed linen, this 50/50 cotton/poly blend fabric is super soft and had minimal fading.

Fabric is pre-washed with a phosphate, fragrance and dye-free, biodegradable detergent. It is air-dried and pressed prior to packaging and shipment.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Buttons are addictive as beads

I can see that buttons collecting is addictive as collecting beads. I recently came into a collection of old buttons. There are all kinds, wood, shell, plastic, and metal.

I had so much fun looking at them all and trying to figure out a few ring combinations.

Wooden Button Mother of Pearl Brass Ring

The first ring I made was with this old wooden button. Don't you love the texture and patina of the wood?

I put a carved mother of pearl button on top that has a starburst pattern. I also added 3 tiny brass beads just for fun.

The ring is on a darkened brass base and is adjustable from size 5 to size 7. Available in my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Please Vote for Me!

This flower ring of mine made it into the Voter for the Spring category. The top winners get featured in a storque article or in the Spring Gift guide.

Please vote for me!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Yes, I am stuck in a Coral Haze

I'm enamored with the color of Coral right now. Check out this item in my shop.

I think this necklace would look lovely to wear this spring and summer. Coral is one of my favorite colors! I found these fresh looking speckled glass beads which went well with the orangy pink chrysamthumum flower I had. I secured the flower to a piece of brass filigree that I added a patina to and polished to show a bit of gleam.

Coral Wrap Fringed Stole by LazyTcrochet

I just love this wrap, don't you?

Is it Salmon, Coral, Flamingo, or Papaya Pink? This wrap can be worn with a dress, or even with jeans. I've paired this color with white, black, blue, green, and especially brown. Wear it as a shoulder wrap or shawl, or as a fun scarf or neck-warmer in the colder months.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Spring is almost here

It certainly seems a lot closer to Spring with the temps in the 70's in Indianapolis early March. I'm celebrating the warm weather by featuring this notecase and a pair of earrings today.

Handmade notecard Field of Tulips by Lindentreephotograph

This is a single card. It is 5x7 and is made from an original photograph. You can order this card as a single or choose other images from the site and for every 5 cards, get 1 free.

Filigree Diamonds by me

Simple, lightweight, and long. Just the way I like my earrings and hopefully the way you like yours too.

I flattened a piece of aged brass filigree and added a lime green glass tear drop bead for a hint of color. They are shown on brass leverbacks, but can be switched to hook or kidney wires free of charge.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sticks, Pokes, and Long Pointy Things

Yesterday, I made visit to the Dentist office to get an old filling fixed and one new filling. I just cringe at the thought of getting those numbing shots in my mouth. I would rather be home sewing or making jewelry.

Pincushion Ring - Hot Pink with Black Scrolls

I just love Dotty's idea of putting a pin cushion on a ring. Only $8.00 What a cute idea!
I’m here to rescue you, your family and pets. No more sticking your pins in the armrest of the sofa, in the rug, ironing board or your pants leg. No more “Ouch, what’s this pin doing here?”
The ring is made from base metal. The pincushion is cotton fabric stuffed with polyester batting.

Pink Capped Glass and Brass Earrings by TheBrassHussy (me)

My inspiration for these was trying to figure out what to do with these pink beads, lol. They remind me of upside down ice cream cones.

I love the contrast between the hot pink glass and the darkened brass filigree. The earrings are just over 2 inches long. If you would prefer them on shorter earwires, please look at my other items for leverback and hook styles. No charge for swapping them out.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Bell Dangles in Sterling by OneGarnetGirl

These earrings hang approximately 2.25 inches in length on long artisan earwires made by RockisSupplies.

I have domed and shaped sterling silver and then set two gorgeous 9x7mm red garnets into the matte settings.

Each pair of earrings is made to order, so if you would like to use a different stone, please get in touch with me for pricing quotes and the stones I have available.

Repurposed Heart - brass pendant necklace by TheBrassHussy

While playing with my stash of vintage and costume jewelry, I decided that this old heart earring needed to be remade into a pendant.

The heart has small deep red dangles that remind me of garnets.

I added a bail for the heart to hang from and put the pendant on a lead free nickel free brass chain. The clasp is a simple hook and eye. You choose the length of the chain, from 14, 16, 18, 20 or 22 inches

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Have your cake and wash with it too!

Birthday Cake Wishes Bath Bombs Set of 3 by KBShimmer

It's your special day, balloons are filled, presents are wrapped, and mom is in the kitchen ready to bring out the cake. Dreamy buttery cake loaded with pink frosting and sprinkles, candles lit and ready for you to make you special day wish. Now, imagine the first bite, the softness of the cake, the sweet smell, all wrapped in a lushish bath bomb. A creamy dreamy bath bomb topped with pink, filled with epsom salt "sprinkles". What a way to treat yourself daily!

Golden Pink scrolled Earrings by TheBrassHussy

After you have that wonderful bath with the bath bombe above, slip on these earrings before you head out for your night with the girls.

Pink teardrop shaped beads with brass and glass accents. About 1.5 inches long.The brass in this necklace is nickel free, lead free, and is not plated. Very easy, simple, yet gorgeous to wear!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Fresh Spring Greens

Spring Green Chrysanthemum Flower Ring by TheBrassHussy

I took a shiny new piece of raw brass filigree, added a vintage patina, bent the filigree around a ring mandrel and attached a Spring Green Japanese Lucite Flower Cabochon.

This ring adjusts from size 6 to size 9.

Le Jardin - XL Clutch Purse with Gemstone Purse Charm by mabellecherie

Le Jardin - A limited edition clutch purse with an extra large 10 inch silver-tone nickel kisslock frame.

The outer fabric is made with a modern graphical design cotton featuring black, brown, light blue and lime green flowers and leaves with brown swirls on a white background.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Somebunny Loves you

Love Bunnies Print by ElegantSnobbery

This is one of my favorite prints on Etsy.

This print from an original illustration is so soft and sweet! You will have warm and fuzzy lovey-dovies, just looking at these sweet and loving bunnies.

This picture is colored pencil on Strathmore drawing paper, collaged onto acrylic painted vintage sheet music. It is printed onto a thick and rich matte paper, perfect for matting and framing. All prints come tucked inside a cello sleeve and have a thin white border for matting.

Pastel Petal Stacks by TheBrassHussy

Pink Swarovski Crystals, glass petal flowers and brass bead caps in a fun layered look. I have them available in a pastel purple to.

The earrings swing freely from brass fish hook earwires and are around 1.5 inches long. If you would prefer leverbacks, or kidney wires instead, please let me know. The brass in my shop is nickel free, lead free, and not plated in anyway.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Pretty in Purple

Purple Scrolled Earrings by TheBrassHussy

I love the lacey look of these scrolled teardrop shaped beads in these earrings. I've had them for awhile and decided to clearance them for $8.00

Purple teardrop shaped beads with brass and glass accents. About 1.5 inches long.The brass in these earrings are nickel free, lead free, and is not plated. Very easy, simple, yet gorgeous to wear!

Long Lace Leaf Scarflette by Kanokwalee

Nature inspired...Lacy, long, and delicate lariat scarflette in Sweet Violet. Abstract of nature. Wear it as a scarf, lariat, necklace, or belt among many other ways.

It's a versatile piece of fiber jewelry. Just let your imagination run wild.Natural fibers. Wool blend.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Got the Spring Blues

Pale Blue Chrysanthemum Flower Earrings by TheBrassHussy

Seems like forever before spring will be here. Here are some Spring Blue Earrings to cheer you up.

Truly a Spring Delight. I couldn't resist picking up a few of these flowers to use in my spring designs.These delicate blue Lucite flowers were attached to brass filigree that I added a vintage patina too. They dangle from extra long brass kidney wires. The over all length is around 2.5 inches.

Perky Peacock Chocolate Scoop by circularaccessories

This tropical delight is a beautiful collage of line floral and broad tropical foliage surrounding a perky peacock. It is hand printed in a gorgeous blue onto a brown American Apparel sheer jersey double sided scoop neck tee with merrow hems. This is 100% cotton, light weight and great for summer.

I have sizes small, medium, large and XL available.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Under Lock and Key - Red Gemstone and Brass Necklace with charms

Perfect for the love of your life or as a treat for yourself. This simple and elegant brass necklaces has handwrapped red dyed jade beads with a brass heart lock and key placed off center for some extra flair.

As shown the shortest part of the necklace is 20 inches long. Also available in 16 or 18 inches, just type in your size during check out. The necklace has a a simple hook and eye clasp. The brass is nickel free and not plated.

Red Blooming Popup Card

Check out this pop up flower card! What a truly gorgeous card by Crankbunny !
When you open this pop up 3D card - the red flower blooms open! A cute little ladybug lives on the flower. It's pretty darn unique. The card is handmade with my tiny little marshmallow fingers. Artwork is also created by me. The size of the card is a standard greeting card (5x7) and comes with a vellum semi translucent envelope.

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Check out this Glorious Fused Glass Hummingbird Feeder by GloriousGlass Garden $30.00 This would make a great Birthday or Mothers Day gift for your Mom or MotherinLaw. I just bought 2 of them!

Fused glass nectar feeder with enamel dragonfly, permanent. A network of copper spirals, vines, and hand-tooled leaves supports the feeder, which is soldered to a 3/16" metal stake which stands 36" tall. The copper acquires a rich patina as it ages.

Fill with nectar and a piece of overripe fruit, or fill with water and insert a blossom of a plant that attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. The feeder comes with a dyed red natural sea sponge to use as a nectar wick.

Nostalgic Whimsy - Brass Leverback Earrings with Lock and Key

Light weight, long, with lots of dangles. These earrings were made by linking one jump ring at a time and adding Carnelian Gemstones, Lime green and Topaz Czech Glass, a Cream dyed Fresh Water Pearl, and a sweet little heart shaped lock and a key.

All the brass is nickel free, lead free, and not plated in anyway. The earrings are around 2.5 inches or 62.5 mm long. On hinged brass leverbacks and can be switched to fishhook earwires free of charge.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Jasmine Green Tea Eye Candy Soap

Check out this soap made by Inalather ! Perfect to perk up your daily shower!

This fragrant,clean green tea scent is a wonderful blend of calming herbal notes, sweet jasmine blossoms, and watery freshness with hints of spicy ginger and zippy citrus notes.

The soap is fomulated to pamper your skin with skin loving olive oil, rice bran oil, and almond oil. Coconut oil and palm kernel oil are included for the generous, fluffy lather they provide. It is a great bar--you'll love it!

Welcome to my Revamped Blog

My blog has been wiped clean, all fresh and new. I hope you enjoy the new style!

To start, I would like to post something that is a new style for me, old, yet new, and just in time for Spring.

Peridot, a French word for Olivine

Gemstone Folklore says Peridot helps you to gain foresight and divine inspiration. Some of Cleopatra’s emeralds were in fact peridots. You will feel like a queen wearing this green glass jewel pendant. The faceted glass jewel pendant is 3/4 wide by 1 inch long. I set the jewel in a brass prong setting. The setting is open, so the color of the glass jewel shines thru. The entire pendant is around 1.5 inches long. Your choice of chain length, 16, 18, 20, or 22 inches.Matching earrings included as a bonus! The brass is nickel free, lead free, and not plated.