Friday, September 03, 2010


Sweet, sweet Beverly at How Sweet the Sound asked me if I would like to be a Featured Blogger this week. Of course I said "Yes". So hang on tight and here we go......

Don't you just love GEMS and JEWELRY? I know I do. Everything from vintage rhinestone brooches to gorgeous European cameos; Bakelite bangles to high school charm bracelets, clip-on 50s earrings to pierced Swavorski crystals; long multi-strands of pearls to hand made fabric roses; necklaces created with soldered/crystal charms; new resin candy rings to those old painted metal flower pins. WE LOVE IT ALL.

So without further ado, let me introduce my
NEWEST line of lovely soldered charms ~ "Charming Treasures". Let's just say, these are not your average charm.

I've never seen anything quite like these lovelies before so I hope you love them as much as I do. "Charming Treasures" are actually large, soldered, 3D charms which have been embellished inside and outside the glass.

You all know how much I adore creating just "one" of everything, so this was right up my alley. Tucked inside large 2"x2" glass slides are beautiful and fun images. Added directly on the image I use Swarovski crystals, glitter, flowers, pearls and any tini tiny pretties to accentuate and embellish the lovely photo.

Each and every charm is individually decorated in a coordinating theme. Once I've finished soldering the front and back together, a jump ring is added to the top for hanging. Now I begin my favorite part, adorning the outside of the charm with more scrumptious goodies and glittery treasures. The front and back of each pendant are equally as pretty and can be worn either way.

Wear these "Charming Treasures" by hanging them from a ball chain, vintage seam binding, silk ribbon, ruffled fabric, vintage pearls or whatever your little heart desires. OR...... tie these glittery pretties adding sparkle to your holiday tree; hang from a window shade; tie them to a vintage lamp pull' hang them in between your favorite chandelier crystals; on your favorite mannequin, or give one to a "bride-to-be" as a "Something New" present. All you need is a place to hang them. I have them hanging around my own home, beautifully placed decorating stair posts and bed posts, lamps and shades just waiting to be worn with my favorite outfit.

The holidays are quickly approaching and I am hoping you enjoy these amazing creations as much as I do. I am so proud to bring you a new line of unique, one-of-a-kind, treasures. Have a great weekend.

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Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Congratulations on being a featured blog this weekend, Cathy! I love your new line; especially the first and last pretties! Thank you for sharing them with us. You're a talented lady! Happy Pink weekend to you.


Home and Heart said...

VERY pretty!!

Nancy said...

Hi Sweet Cathy!!
You never cease to amaze me with your beautiful Creations!! Miss you Cathy, when's the next Art Event??
Huggs, Nancy

Marydon said...

G'eve Cathy ~ I LOVE the second one but they are all gorgeous creations. Beautiful workmanship.

Happy PS & beautiful safe holiday weekend.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Elaine said...

I wish I had your talent for these beautiful things.

Denise@alloverroses said...

Congratulations on being the featured blog. Your charms are gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing.

Pam Kellogg said...

Hi Cathy! Happy Pink Saturday! These are just lovely! As always. I love the one with the rose.


Grace said...

Oh my what beautiful treasures! You are so talented. Happy Pink Saturday! Grace xoxo

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Your talents always amaze me!! These are so very pretty!!

Have a wonderful Holiday weekend!!


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Congratulation on being featured on Pink Saturday! Delicate and sweet, these darling works of Art are so detailed and interesting.
Gorgeous hand made treasures.
There is just so much to see in these little charms.
Beautifully done!

A Garden of Threads said...

Congratulations on being written up in so many magazines. Your creations are beautiful. Have a wonderful pink weekend and take care.

Gracie Jewellery said...

Just Beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday.

Jacqueline said...

What beautiful creations these are Cathy. So fun to have you featured on Pink Saturday. I have been so busy with company lately it is hard to catch up, but couldn't miss Pink Saturday.

LuLu Kellogg said...

Cathy, you are SO talented! I love these beautiful!


Leann said...

Wow Cathy

Love these sweet charms and you know the Christmas one is my favorite!

Enjoy the weekend!

Rebecca said...

such pretty designs-happy ps

Fun With This and That said...

I want one I will have to try and make one.Laura Q

Anonymous said...

Don't you feel like a *star* today! You are! What beautiful treasures you have created!!! Happy Pink Saturday! Hugs, Patti

luluslovlies said...

Oh My I just love your pretties, right up my ally! Beautiful post! happy Pink Saturday!

LV said...

Very nice things you have created. Thanks for sharing them on Pink Saturday.

Olivia~ said...

Oh my sweets these are just darling! Love it and Happy Pink Saturday!

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Cathy, my first visit but not my last, congrats on being a featured blogger, woo!

Gosh I love your creations, I am not real talented and I appreciate those who are..gorgeous charms!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Cathy, I just found your blog and congrats on being a featured blogger, whoo!

Beautiful treasures you have, this will not be my last visit to your blog..I am a new follower!

Stop by and say hi when you get time, have a great weekend!


Valrie said...

I absolutely love these charms!

Please come over for a visit!

fiberdoodles said...

So very pretty! Happy Pink Saturday ;0)

mercedes said...

Congrats on being features! Your creations are amazing! It was my first time visiting, but I'm already hooked on all the beauty!
:) mercedes

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK said...

What lovely charms. Thank you for sharing them with us. :)

Linda M. said...

Hello Cathy,

Nice to meet you. I love your charms, I've been wanting to buy some charms to embellish. I'm a new follower.
Warmly, Linda

Shirl said...

Hi Cathy, Happy Pink Saturday! Love your post this week. Congrats on being featured this week. Your creations are beautiful!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

seeker said...

How pretty!!!! I can imagine a dozen places to add these tiny treasures! Going shopping next payday! :-)

vivian said...

Hi Cathy,
Your charms are so pretty. You are very creative and on my idol list!
have a great night

Annesphamily said...

I like the Pinks you have over here. HPS to you and many more! Enjoy the weekend! Come join me soon. Anne

Beverly said...

A very Belated Happy Pink Saturday, Cathy. I hope you enjoyed being one of the featured blogs. Thank you for all you do to make Pink Saturday special.

Cathy, each and every one is a beautiful treasure.