Friday, February 28, 2014

Patina Blog Hop

Our thanks to Kathy Lindemer, of Bay Moon Design for such a fun Blog Hop to participate in.
When we recieved our Vintaj compass, it pointed straight in the direction of my granddaughter, Catherine.  Cat takes care of customers in our store, and does tons of custom work.  She is very creative and has a wonderful imagination. 
This grand adventure begins with air travel.  The compass has been painted with Vintaj patina and used as part of the centerpiece... keeping "en route" on our Steampunk inspired travels.  
Hanging from the compass below is the hot air balloon.  This balloon starts with a filigree and a little patina, then layered with paper and a glass cabachon.  The basket is metal with patina and chain to finish the look.  The balloon is attached to the basket with fiber and ready to sail the skies!!!
This necklace was attached together with iron and silver wire.  The stones are frosted quartz and faceted agates. 

The lampwork below, made by Jennifer, is hand-pulled gold adventurine.  Such beautiful colors!!!

The handmade metal rectangle was changed to a cloud and is stamped with "to the skies!".  Cat felt it just had to be a cloud!
Wire-wrapped oval crystals dangle around the necklace below... adding just a touch of sparkle!
A fantasy inspiration and a Vintaj adventure... ready to take you where anything is possible!!!
Please visit all of the participants and see what they created.

Hostess:  Kathy Lindemer,  BayMoonDesign 

  Karia Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
 Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations

Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings

Jessica Murray, Whimsical Monkey
Tammie Everly, TTE Designs

Kay Thomerson, KayzKreationz Blog

Claire Fabian, Saraccino

Christie Searle Murrow Charis Designs


  1. What a great piece! I love everything about this blog post and the necklace. Thank you for sharing your inspiration--so special. The patina on the compass is wonderful. Thank you for participating.

  2. Inspired! Such a lovely piece and a great use of patinas for that focal. Nice work!

  3. What a fun and clever design. I love the hot air ballon!

  4. A fabulous piece! I love all the fun elements you incorporated.

  5. This looks like something out of a story book! Just gorgeous.

  6. Wow! What an incredible necklace, It sure tells its story.

  7. I love it! It has a great story behind it. So clever!

  8. What a whimsical piece- love it. You've tied together so many elements so well. I'm sure your granddaughter will treasure it. I'm a little late to the hop, but making the rounds now. Christie

  9. What a great piece. I love the hot air balloon and all the bling you added to it. I finally got my pictures reloaded and my blog post/reveal up.

  10. LOVE this piece! What a great way to tie in so many elements and I love the way you created the hot air balloon!