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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Commissioned Work

Here is a little project a friend of mine commissioned me to do. This is a beautiful brooch and earring set from Sarah Coventry called 'Fashion Spendor'* from the 1950's that belonged to her Mom and it was very special to her. She loved my 'Old meets New" framed brooch within the tated lace I did and asked me to make a treasure keep for her Mom's lovelies.

*For all the collectors out there, this set is shown in my reference book for Sarah Coventry, at a value of $195.00-$225.00. (An Unauthorized Guide for Collectors by Monica Lynn Clements and Patricia Rosser Clements, by Schiffer copywrite 1999)


Lisa said...

Wow, who knew Sarah Coventry would ever be that collectible. I remember my mom treasuring her pieces. You did a beautiful job creating a piece of art for your friend.

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gail said...

Hi Susie,, I really like this idea. I hope you get to do more of this. I think there is a great market for framing family heirlooms.
I hope you had a great weekend. Its the start of the holiday season and I cant wait. I hope you have a pretty week. Hugs, gail

Carolee Crafts said...

I love this idea a permanent keepsake to display of a love treasure, so much better than tucked away in a drawer.

Cottage Flair said...

Beautiful display ... it really shows off the special pieces.

Marie said...

HI Susie,
What a lovely presentation. This is really a good idea.I remember Sarah Coventry, too.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful way to preserve memories - you did a fabulous job on this! Yikes I had no idea some vintage sparklies had that kind of value...hope I haven't destroyed any like that for use in my crafting endeavors :)
Have a great week!

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Hey sweetness! That is just beautiful. It's sooooo you! I can see why your friend wanted a custom piece. Beautiful, just beautiful.
bunny hugs,

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

So pretty Susie. Much better to be on display than in a drawer! Hope you are doing well!