Chic Repurposed Jewel Cross DIY

What woman doesn’t like a little glitter and bling?!?  I know I do, and love to find ways to reuse & repurpose bits and pieces of vintage jewelry that are a little tattered and maybe missing a stone or two.

This cross tutorial is so easy, using relatively common items turned out to be an elegant addition to my office.

·         Wooden Cross

·         Brass Filigree

·         White Paint

·         Clear or White Glitter

·         Broken Vintage Rhinestone Earring

·         Scrapbooking jewel embellishments

·         Rosary Chain

·         Glue

First thing is to pain the cross and brass filigree white.  Once the cross is dry adorn with glitter, then attach the brass filigree.  Let those dry.  Now you can adorn with the vintage jewelry piece of your choice, I used a vintage AB Rhinestone Earring.  Now you can adorn your little cross with little scrapbook jewel embellishments, I used clear and pearl.  To hang the cross I used a bit of vintage pearl rosary chain that I used to carry in my shop.

As always, Happy Crafting!




Chic Damask Magnetic Memo Board, Dollar Tree Crafting

Hey ladies, well I’ve been rummaging around the the Dollar Tree again, and yes I had to sneak in three bag of stuff!  I found the cutest little silver colored metal trays there that look like little fancy serving trays.  They aren’t large, the oval tray which I used in this tutorial measures 12″ x 8 1/2″.

Supplies you will need:
Metal Tray
Scrapbook paper
Buttons, vintage jewelry – or what ever you wish to create the magnets
Glue – Elmers and E-6000
Mod Podge
Coordinating Ribbon

This little memo board is so… crazy easy.  In order o coordinate with my new little craft space I chose this black & white damask print Scrapbook Paper, which I bought for 1/2 price at Hobby Lobby.  First you will need to cut your paper to fit into the flat part of the tray, once this is cute glue down with Elmers.  I let mine dry for a day and then covered with Mod Podge.

For the shabby chic magnets I used pieces of vintage jewelry, a velvet ribbon rose and buttons that I had on hand.  All I had to do was glue a magnet to each one using the E-6000!

Once your little tray is dry, turn over and glue your ribbon to the back (I used E-6000 for this part), tie and big pretty bow and it/s ready to hang!  I used a Shabby Chic
1 1/2″ satin ribbon that I already had on hand.

Have A Happy Week and Happy Crafting!

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Pre – Holiday Sale Extended !

Good morning everyone!  Wow, it’s a wonderful bright and cool Fall morning here in North Texas, I just love it!  It would be the perfect day to scout out new vintage finds if I didn’t have to work at the “real” job today, you know how that is.  So I might have to do some internet shopping during lunch today, don’t tell the hubby… !

Speaking of shopping, today and tomorrow are the last two days of the Pre-Holiday Sale at Alyssabeths, my little Etsy shop.  This sale includes my vintage style jewelry, vintage flear market treasures and the new Christmas Shop!  Stop by for 20% Off Coupon Code PREHOLIDAY   .  Each jewerly purchase comes sweetly gift wrapped and with a handcrafted gift tag.  You can choose my regular gift wrapping or the new Christmas tag wrap.

Pre Holiday Sale at Alyssabeths on Etsy

Happy Friday ! It’s been a super crazy week at the “real” job and I’m so thankful that we have finally hit the weekend. In between the craziness at work and taking care of the family I’ve been busy creating new jewelry for the Holiday Season.

Want to beat the Holiday shopping rush? I’m offering a 10% off coupon code in my shop Alyssabeths starting today through November 11th – PREHOLIDAYSALE




Lovely Lockets

I have always had an affinity for vintage lockets and the memories that they held for the previous owner.  So.. I have been creating a few future vintage lockets waiting for your memories.  Here are a few from my Esty Shop.
Lovely Victorian inspired necklace featuring a Carnelian cameo, pearls, rhinestones & lace. The necklace is crafted with ivory pearls, iridescent rhinestone brass set spacers and champagne lace ribbon accented with an embossed bras oval locket set with a small vintage carnelian & ivory female silhouette cameo surrounded by clear rhinestones.

Paris Chic Altered Art Crown & Rhinestones Locket

Chic Locket adorned with a resin cabochon featuring a French royal crown, pink & red roses & a tiny butterfly, circled with clear Swarovski rhinestones. Locket is suspended from a rhinestone adorned brass bow and hung from an antique brass chain. This glamorous brass locket measures 32mm This is a one of a kind statement necklace created with a resin collage cabochon of my own creation.

Vintage Style Flower Collage Locket

A vintage antique brass filigree locket adorned with a collage of pink, ivory & sage green flowers, accented with pink leaves, pearls and tiny rhinestones. The locket pendant is hung from and antique brass chain and hand wired pink glass bead chain.

Petite Pink Rose and Rhinestone Locket

Vintage style, chic petite antique brass locket adorned with a pastel pink rose cabochon which is surrounded by sparkly pink rhinestones, suspended from a larger pink rhinestone drop. The locket pendant and rhinestone drop are hung from a delicate antique brass chain which is 20” in length. The locket measures a little over ¾” across.

Back from Vacation, New Jewelry and a SALE!

We are back from our wonderful family vacation and I have been crafting lots of new Romantic Vintage Style Jewelry just in time for my Christmas in July SALE.  Use coupon code JULYSALE in my Etsy shop Alyssabeths for 15% off!

Grace Garden Necklace Sweet vintage style flower garden themed necklace crafted with 5 adorable flower cabochons in pastel pink, pale peach, sea foam, rose, ivory and aqua, set on a vintage mint green glass bead and antique brass chain.

LOVE Flower Charm Necklace Romantic necklace crafted with a large antique brass LOVE pendant accented with dangles of glass bell flowers in ivory white, mint green & pastel orange with n iridescent glass heart with accents of oxidized brass bead caps strung from an antique brass chain.

Belle Pink Earrings Sweet vintage style bell flower earrings crafted with layers of pastel pink glass and dusty rose Lucite flower beads, pink crystal beads and delicate antique brass leafy bead caps. These flirty little earrings are suspended on round “C” shaped antique brass French ear hooks and measure approximately 1 ½” when worn.

Pastel Pink and Mint Earrings Vintage style glam long dangle earrings created with vintage faceted oval rose pink rhinestones in antique brass settings, ivory pearls accented with lacey bead caps and vintage opaque mint green octagon glass jewels and are suspended from round “C” shaped antique brass French ear hooks.

Flowers for Mother’s Day

I cannot believe that this weekend is already Mother’s Day!  Granted, mine is a little different because my step-kids of course spend the day with their mom, but they always call me and give me a wonderful gift.  My hubby is fabulous and always treats me with a great day, this year it’s a Jazz Brunch and then the Mayfest Festival in Ft. Worth.

Hope all you moms and step-moms have a perfect Mother’s Day this Sunday!

Coral Pink Rose & Aqua Tulip Earrings Aorable spring earrings handcrafted with coral pink rose cabochons & drops of pastel aqua tulips with ivory pearls and are suspended from antique brass French ear hooks accented with tiny ivory white pearls.  Rose cabochons are set on shiny brass lace edge settings and measure ¾” across. Earrings measure almost 2” in length
Claire Ivory Rose Collage Necklace Romantic collage pendant created with ivory rose cabochons, small vintage white leaves and tiny white daisies with seed bead centers set on an ornate antique brass Victorian style filigree. The pendant is hung from a hand wire necklace of faux ivory beads and Czech fire polished amber glass beads and antique brass chain with lobster clasp closure.

Claire Ivory Rose Earrings Elegant earrings handcrafted with lovely creamy ivory resin long stemmed rose cabochons with the look of antique hand carved real ivory, set on delicate antique brass filigree from which are suspended large vintage oval facetted channel set crystal clear plastic gem drops. Each earring is hung from a delicate antique brass French ear hook adorned with a small ivory faux pearl.

Shades of Blue Vintage Style Jewelry

I must be in a Blue Jewelry mood lately, I took a look around my little Esty  shop this morning and noticed that there is sure a lot of blue going on!

Take a look around and don’t forget the 10% off coupon code – THANKYOU

Romantic Roses and Pearls in Teal Necklace – Handcrafted romantic large blue rose flower, teal pearls & vintage turquoise & rhinestone cabochon necklace. Created using a large teal blue bourbon rose set on a lacey filigree, teal glass pearls and a Victorian styled ornate oval turquoise and rhinestone brass cabochon on an antique brass filigree setting, all set onto a lovely oxidized brass chain This, as with almost all of my jewelry is a one of a kind piece, and will not be massed produced.

Vintage Navy Blue Swirl Bead Earrings – eautiful vintage inspired earrings, featuring vintage navy blue and white marbled fluted or ribbed Lucite beads, vintage and new oxidized brass leafy bead caps along with little blue gray glass seed beads. Each earring measures 1 5/8” in length, vintage blue beads measure 14mm.

Necklace Flowers in Blue Antique Style – Handcrafted necklace created in shades of pastel blue, vintage antique brass filigree fan charm set with a dahlia cabochon, rose and lotus cabochons, vintage faceted Lucite beads, tiny faceted crystal beads, and then a lovely brass robin or sparrow connector. All attached to an oxidized brass chain.

Elegant Blue Rose Wedding Pearl Drop Earrings – Elegant earrings handcrafted using pastel blue rose cabochons set on lacey antique brass filigree with very pale pink elongated faux pearl drops, tiny pale blue seed beads and leafy oxidized brass floral bead caps. Set on French ear wires

New Vintage Style Jewerly

Vintage Style Snow White Rose Cabochon and Pearl Bracelet
Beautiful vintage styled charm bracelet of Snow White rose cabochon set on filigree antiqued brass setting, a string of cream fresh water pearls, chunky vintage brass link chain and sweet little off white organza bow!

Lady Jane Grey Vintage Marcasite Cross Necklace

The centerpiece is of course the vintage art deco styled Marcasite Cross, which measures 2 1/2:” long. This elegant and vintage styled necklace was created using smoke gray faceted beads, vintage style silver barrel beads and an antique silver chain.

Smoke Gray Pearl Dangle Earrings
Handcrafted Dangle Earrings, elegant & simple gray faceted gems with tiny gray freshwater pearls. Matches my Lady Jane Grey Vintage Marcasite Cross Necklace!  These Handcrafted Dangle Earrings measure 1 ¾” long