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Bottles Galore


I am so excited, i bought some very precious bottles of my Grandpa’s at my Aunt’s garage sale yesterday. I remember walking in the woods with my Grandpa, unearthing some of the most amazing bottles, I am convinced they are the same bottles.


The bottles are sitting in a drawer that is from a sewing machine cabinet, it is such a beautiful drawer.


The aged rusty lid on this bottle provides such happy memories, I can still smell the earth and feel the thickness of the dirt as you slide it off the bottle.


I had to take a number of photos…

I also bought a couple of really cool old rustic cabinets. I can’t wait to share them with you!

I get up in a half hour to get ready to depart for the Bead and Button Show… I am so excited I can’t sleep!



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Blog Giveaway Prizes!!! Only 2 More Days!


Here are the choices of giveaway prizes!

There will be two winners for this giveaway! The first winner drawn will receive their choice of:

A Choice of one of the necklaces!

About the necklaces: Starting from the left, The first necklace is “I Love Rusty Junk”  This necklace is handmade by me, starting digitally, then printed, protected, glued, glittered and finished, this necklace is also featured here on my blog. The second necklace is such a great statement piece, also on the funky chunky chain, wired with turquoise crystals, this is such a beautiful statement piece also featured here on my blog. The third necklace is fairly new… it features a funky piece of hardware with wire work that includes moving crystals. The chain is a chunky chain with a toggle closure. Have fun choosing!

The second winner will win:

A choice of one of the rings!

The rings appear somewhat similar, but are quite different. Both are adjustable.  The flower on the ring on the right is handmade by one of my suppliers, I then take the flower and glue it to the base that is sterling silver overlay. The ring that is further back in the photo is from a vintage piece and it has some great patina. The ring base is copper toned metal. Have fun choosing!

Remember to please leave your comments before September 23rd and please leave a comment for every act of social media kindness you share! Thanks so much! Hope your day is outstanding! Kris


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The Creative Connection & Handmade Market Tomorrow!

I am so excited about The Handmade Market at the Creative Connection Event starting tomorrow. It is at the Minneapolis Hyatt and should be an amazing show! It is a juried show, and the selection of vendors is truly exciting. The show runs from Wednesday through Saturday and I hope to see you there!

Vintage Bling

This necklace was created with a vintage chandelier crystal, wired in  a chunky way with droplets of crystals and fine wire dangling from the bottom.

This sweet ring might be one of my new favorite blingy rings… I took a vintage piece, wired and glue it onto the ring base. How sweet it is…

Buffalo Bank

I have had this cover from a Buffalo MN Bank Box for about 3 years. I knew I wanted to make something with it, but just didn’t have a vision for it. I wired this circle of wire snugly so it is secure. There are no sharp edges, and the end result is kind of funky.

All of these for sale & more at The Handmade Market at the Creative Connection Event. More details about the event… you can click to follow the link. Entrance is $10 Thursday through Saturday and the preview show tickets are $30 each on Wednesday from 6-9 pm.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for my blog giveaway that I am doing in connection with the event! Lots of ways to win!


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I do! I do! I LOVE Rusty Junk!

I really enjoy a good time-worn rusty patina. Is there anything better than finding a rusty metal sign, basket or sweet vintage item? Our husband’s think we are crazy, but sometime beauty is in the eyes of the beholder!

I Love Rusty Junk!

I created this necklace first on the computer. Then I printed, protected, glittered & glazed it. I allowed it to dry for 48 hours. I found the cutest little vintage washer, wired it with some copper swarovsky teeny crystals, made it into a dangle and then wired the pendant and washer together with 19 g wire and finished it off with a chunky copper long chain.

Do you love rusty junk???

Hope it is a great day! Kris

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