The Vintage Cookie

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Happy New Year to all.

A new year, and a new start to an old blog. The Vintage Cookie is renovating her old house - there will be occasional posts about this on-going project.. The Earring a Day project will be re-started. And other topics of interest will be explored. So join us for a fun 2013.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Another Disney Bracelet into Mickey Mouse Earrings

These links were an elastic bracelet for a little girl (way too skinny for my wrists). I rewired a pair of them into these earrings:

Friday, June 29, 2012

DIY Disney Princess Earrings Anyone Can Make

My sister had the inspiration these earrings - a little girl's Disney Princess charm bracelet sold for $9.95 at the Bibbity Boppity Boutique in FantasyLand at Disneyland.
A few minutes with my trusty pliers and a roll of 20g wire and we have 6 Princesses as earrings. If you don't want to make your own ear wires, you can buy ear wires at Michael's or JoAnns, or your favorite bead store.
My sister and I wore these to Disneyland last evening. She picked the classic pair of Aurora and Cinderella (center top). I chose the re-launch Princesses, Belle (far left) and Jasmine (lower right). We wore them to great effect and many compliments from Cast Members.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Cubic Zirconium Pave Bead Earrings

Vacation continues -- with more beautiful beads, presented simply. On vacation I have plenty of time to shop for lovely beads, but I am not at home with my jewelry workshop to hand. What I have is wire and 3 pairs of pliers.

Here I present two beads covered in super-sparkly cubic zirconia. The beads were expensive (for me) at $4.00 apiece.

I have used wrapped drops on these earrings. The wire is gunmetal finished copper wire from Artistic Wire. I like the slightly "steampunk" feel of the gunmetal finish and the spiral wire wrap. I think it suits the green color of the beads.

I am now back up to date on my earrings. I can keep up with making an earring a day, but finding a chance to photograph them, upload and edit the photos, and write the blogs is a bit more of a challenge.

Vacation Catch Up - Two pairs of Crystal Drops

These elegant earrings are beads from a crystal bracelet. The bracelets were a dollar a piece, so I bought a couple -- one to wear as a bracelet, and one for matching earrings. I have enough beads for more than a dozen pairs of earrings, but here are the first two. I added two chalcedony rectangular beads on one pair - I love how the colors match, but everything else about the stones contrasts.

Whimsical Acrylic Crystal Earrings

Another pair of vacation earrings. I made these with acrylic crystals drops from Beadshines, (in downtown L.A.) The drops are super light and they catch the light very nicely. I wore them to Disneyland. They have a sort of "punk princess" vibe.
All the wire work -- ear wires and jump rings -- are made from 20 g silver plated copper wire.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Blue bead earrings - simple and effective

I wear these simple earrings all the time. Nothing fancy -- although I do like the bright red seed beads as separators. All the beads come from Fire Mountain Gems.