Tag Archives: reclaimed

9 days to Christmas

16 Dec

From ribbons to bows, to buttons to felt, I have made a variety of brooches for Original Minnie.  I use a combination of new, old, vintage, and reclaimed materials.

All Original Minnie jewellery comes in a gift/presentation box, ready for giving.

Original-Minnie-Handmade-Buttons-and-Bows-Small-Brooch-silver

Original-Minnie-Handmade-Buttons-and-Bows-Small-Brooch-gold

Original-Minnie-Handmade-Buttons-and-Bows-Large-Brooch-gold

Take a look in my Folksy SHOP for some stocking filler ideas for the person who likes their jewellery handmade, quirky, and a bit different.

 


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Folksy Shop Updated

21 Apr

FELT BIB STATEMENT NECKLACES

Just a quick post to let you know that I’ve updated my Folksy shop, adding new items including my geometric Felt Bib Necklaces for 2010.  I made a small collection of them, each different colours, using new and reclaimed felt, hand painted textiles, and reclaimed/vintage buttons.

They are one-offs, each unique – perfect if you want a statement necklace.

So keep checking as I upload new colour ranges, or get in contact and I can give you more details of the colours available.


Visit to RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009

24 Aug

ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL…

I know the RHS Tatton Flower Show happened last month, but here are a few pics from my visit anyway…

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 rose

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 - Roses

There was glorious sunshine when we arrived as the photo below proves, but moments after this, the rain absolutely poured down, so we rushed into the nearby RHS Floral Marquee to wait it out…

RHS Tatton Flower SHow 2009 Giraffe

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 - Giraffe sculpture

There were some beautiful displays in the massive Floral Marquee (as you would expect) and fantastic, vibrant colours – some inspiration for future creations maybe?

RHS Tatton Show 2009 Hydrangea

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 - Hydrangea

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 Bougainvillea

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 - Bougainvillea

RHS Tatton Chrysanthemum

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 - Chrysanthemum

There were some stunning displays in the Floral Design Studio marquee too, including this one which grabbed my attention as soon as I walked in – ultra modern and sculptural, its large scale can’t really be appreciated from a photo.

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 lilys

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 - Lilys

I also liked the use of old-school vinyl records in this music themed display – it just wouldnt look as good with CDs!

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 - Vinyl

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 - Vinyl

During a brief break in the rain, I walked past this outdoor display, and had to take a photo – promoting the use of recycled materials, pupils had made decorations for the School Garden display.  This particular creation represented the ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’ nursery rhyme (the one with the cat, fiddle, cow, dog, dish and spoon…) and it caught my eye because they had re-used buttons to decorate the cow and cat – an excellent choice!

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 Cow

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 - School Garden Cow

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 Dish and Spoon

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 - School Garden Dish &Spoon

Eventually, the rain beat us on the day, but on our retreat out of the Park, I noticed these beautiful deer – not bothered as we drove past them, so I had to take a quick pic…

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 deer

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 - Deer

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 more deer

RHS Tatton Flower Show 2009 - more Deer

all photos taken by Original Minnie


For more information about Original Minnie, or the recycled/reclaimed Button jewellery I make, and more … why not have a look at my Folksy shop or website (open in a new window).


©  Original Minnie

Ahoy There!

21 Jul

UPDATED AT LAST!

After hours of fighting with the camera and computer, I’ve finally finished updating the Original Minnie Folksy shop with some of the new designs I’ve been creating over the past few weeks!  The photos are still not great unfortunately, but heres hoping I will sort the technology out in the future…

Firstly, I’ve added a couple of Wedding Cards – it was fun to do some new card designs, and to spend some extra time on each one.  I even got the sewing machine out (inspired by the lessons I’ve been attending), and have incorporated some stitching into the card.   Note to self – metallic thread is more difficult to work with!

Card Wedding Lilac

Wedding Card Lilac © Original Minnie

Secondly, and for something quite different – here is a selection of some of the new ‘Ahoy There’ jewellery range – a fun take on this summers trend for all things nautical…

Ahoy There Seaside Necklace Green

Ahoy There Seaside Necklace green © Original Minnie

Ahoy There Necklace blue & yellow

Ahoy There Necklace blue & yellow © Original Minnie

Ahoy There Brooch anchor button

Ahoy There Brooch anchor button © Original Minnie

Ahoy There Bracelet blue fish

Ahoy There Bracelet blue fish © Original Minnie

And finally, here are a few piccies from the ‘Tribal Ribbons‘ and ‘Tribal Knots‘ ranges – made with this summers other trend in mind – for ‘tribal’ style accessories.

Tribal Knots Necklace pink

Tribal Knots Necklace pink © Original Minnie

Tribal Ribbons Necklace brown ribbon

Tribal Ribbons Necklace brown ribbon © Original Minnie

Its quite a ‘loose’ subject description, and in a change with tradition (as with the ‘Ahoy There‘ range), the pieces I’ve made have mostly NOT used buttons…!  I have however kept with Original Minnie tradition by using a combination of new materials, with reclaimed pieces – by dismantling and reusing beads/stones/pendants from other jewellery, accessories, and clothing to create new, more interesting pieces.  It is more eco – friendly after all!

For more Original Minnie jewellery and cards, have a look at the Original Minnie Folksy Shop (opens a new window), or if you have any questions, please get in touch.