Saturday, November 7, 2009
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
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
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
He did a great job and gave me permission to borrow some of the review he did.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
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!
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
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Just got these adorable apple lockets in from http://dollarsupplies.etsy.com/. 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
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
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.
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
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
Monday, March 9, 2009
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
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
I just love Dotty's idea of putting a pin cushion on a ring. Only $8.00 What a cute idea!
Sunday, March 1, 2009
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Monday, February 23, 2009
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.
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.
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
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!