Monday, 27 May 2013

An Abstract of Geometric Diamonds

Recently, one of my art pieces was featured in a beautiful treasury with the theme & title inspired by my piece, An Abstract of Geometric Diamonds

An Abstract of Geometric Diamonds by FrameBoutique
Zentangle Abstract in Green & White Circles 

Pointillist Tree of Life in Pen & Ink
My art since these pieces has moved far from these styles, but still very much within the Zentangle motif. I hope to post some new pieces soon :)

Zentangle Abstract by FrameBoutique
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Thursday, 23 May 2013

Upcycled Vintage Jewelry: Environmentally & Socially Conscious Bling for Your Ears

Turquoise Vintage Cameo Drop Earrings
Why not lessen your environmental footprint by purchasing jewelry that incorporates vintage pieces? 

Earrings with vintage cameos or rhinestones add a uniquely vintage touch to your jewelry that ensures you won't find a friend or stranger wearing the exact same pair!

As I try to do with the majority of my designs, most pieces have at least one vintage component or in some, the only new addition is the actually earring hook, wire or leverback. 

Using a vintage teardrop for example in a beautiful white milk glass is the perfect accent to a turquoise patina finished piece. 

Finished with new red copper leverbacks, these earrings are not something you would find at any other shop than FrameBoutique.
Turquoise & White Teardrop Earrings
Something old, something new,
Something borrowed, something blue,
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.

Need that "something blue", "something old" & "something new", look no further because with some of our earrings you can fulfill all three of this good-luck bridal rhyme with one pair of FrameBoutique earrings. This good luck saying actually dates back to the Victorian era.

Something Old: symbolic of continuity, oftentimes a link to the bride's own family & mother's past.

Something New: represents good luck & hopes for a bright future. Wearing a new item also symbolizes the bride & bride-groom are creating a new union that will last.

Something Borrowed: symbolizes the support of friends & family by lending something that represents 'happiness', but must be returned after the wedding. 

Something Blue: symbolizes faithfulness, loyalty & is sometimes a blue garter. In the past, couples actually wore blue bands on the border of their wedding suit & dress to show their love, modesty & fidelity to each other. 

When using vintage rhinestones, I always embrace the minimalist aesthetic. A long, elegant kidney wire won't outshine these incredibly vibrant {Tiffany blue moonstones} & will bring an {Art Deco}-inspired touch to any outfit. 

Tiffany Blue Diamond Drop Earrings, Kidney Wire

New pieces are added daily to (Click on the names of the earrings to be directed to each listing)
White Milk Glass Teardrop Earrings

Lapis Lazuli Teardrop Earrings
Teal Mosaic Studs
Azure Blue Drop Earrings

Opalescent Diamond Brass Drops, Kidney Wire
Fire Opal Studs