Smoky Quartz and Antiqued Bronze Vintage Style Necklace

Smoky Quartz Swarovski Antiqued Bronze Metal Vintage Style NecklaceThe ultimate mix of hard and soft comes together perfectly in this vintage style choker necklace, featuring a 30mm antiqued bronze filigree flower pendant. Dark and gorgeous Smoky Quartz Swarovski crystal bicones decorate the more delicate of the dual antiqued brass chains. Necklace is choker length, 16.5 inches (41.9cm) long, and closes in back with a lovely antiqued brass floral toggle clasp.

Antiqued Bronze Vintage Style Flower Earrings

Flower Earrings, Antiqued Bronze, Vintage Style JewelryThe ultimate mix of hard and soft comes together perfectly in these lovely vintage style earrings featuring gorgeous 30mm antiqued bronze filigree flower pendants. Earrings dangle approximately 1.75 inches (44.45mm) from the tops of lead and nickel safe antiqued brass lever back ear wires.

Latte Amber Vintage Style Earrings

Latte, Amber, Vintage Style Jewelry, Earrings, Czech Glass, Freshwater Pearl, Antiqued BrassThe main focus of these handmade vintage style earrings are large and lovely faceted firepolished Czech glass rounds in stunning Latte. The sparkling beads are topped with swirled antiqued brass bead caps, and spiked bead caps with amber freshwater pearls finish the design. Earrings dangle approximately 1.5 inches (38.1mm) from the tops of lead and nickel safe antiqued brass lever back ear wires.

Vintage Style Scissors Necklace for Scrappers, Knitters, Crafters

Scissors Necklace, Vintage Style Necklace, Vintage Style Jewelry, Scrappers, Knitters, CraftersThis fun handmade vintage style necklace features a cute 61x25mm antiqued brass scissor charm pendant. An antiqued brass swallow charm, amber freshwater pearls and a 6mm faceted Swarovski crystal bicone in the lovely shade of Light Colorado Topaz decorate one side of the dual antiqued brass chains. Necklace is approximately 19 inches (48.3cm) long and closes in back with a lovely floral toggle clasp.

If she loves scrapbooking, sewing, knitting, or just crafting in general, this is definitely the necklace for her!

Made for Me by Oaklie

I had a hard time choosing which of Anne Hopfer's websites to highlight for the title of this article. Anne is a multi-talented artist and small business owner, and it's hard to pin her down to one specific area of expertise. Proficient in everything from graphic design http://www.helpinghandsgraphicdesign.com to creating beautiful handmade knit and crochet fashions http://www.etsy.com/shop/madeformebyoaklie you would think Anne would find precious little time for anything else.

But when she's not busy creating her next beautiful handmade bag or hand knit scarf or designing a banner, avatar or badge for a customer's Etsy shop or blog, she's helping other handmade artists achieve recognition for their own talents. Her Share the Love, Bloggers Unite Featured Artisan is just one example of the kind of showcase she puts together for fellow artists each week on her On Fire for Handmade website. http://onfireforhandmade.com/SharetheLoveBloggersUniteFeaturedArtisan.html. You can see an example below, as I was the lucky featured artisan this week.

As if all this wasn't enough, she is the head of the On Fire for Handmade team on Etsy and the On Fire for Handmade group on Facebook, where she coordinates various activities aimed at promoting her members' shops and achievements.

Talented artisan, leader, teacher, mentor and friend--Anne is a unique and special person. Here are just a few examples of her own beautiful work ...
Crocheted Wristlet Deep Turquoise

Amethyst Dreams Handmade Knit Shawl
Knit Scarf Red and Black Velvety Fluff


Share the Love, Bloggers Unite!



This weeks Featured Artisan is Jewelry by Nala! Nala has beautiful creations
in her shop! A Must have for everone's jewelry box! You can find
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A very special thank you Anne Hopfer of On Fire for Handmade for this lovely feature!

Chocolate Gumdrop Vintage Style Flower Earrings

Flower Earrings, Chocolate, Gumdrop, Vintage Style, Swarovski, Antiqued BrassThe color of these sweet and petite handmade vintage style flower earrings remind me of chocolate gumdrops. Little 10x6mm Lucite acrylic bell flowers in lovely Cognac Brandy Brown hold sparkling faceted Mocha Swarovksi crystal bicones. The bells are wrapped in antiqued brass leaf bead caps, and spiked bead caps hold another Swarovski crystal. Earrings dangle approximately 1.25 inches (31.75mm) from the tops of lead and nickel safe antiqued brass lever back ear wires. 

A beautiful gift for yourself or for that special young lady in your life.

Vintage Folk Art Pewter Belt Buckle

Vintage Belt Buckle, Pewter, Siskiyou Buckle Company, Limited EditionA Limited Edition 3-D pewter belt buckle, #4121 of 10,000. Made in 1987, the buckle maker is Siskiyou Buckle Co., Williams, Oregon. It is named, "Smoke Of A Forty-Five". This buckle is a sculpted reproduction of a famous painting by Charles m. Russell (1864-1926), which was painted in 1908. Buckle measures 3 ½ by 2 ½. 

One owner, excellent condition, one barely noticeable mark, visible in the photos.

Vintage Raintree, Enameled Brass, Grizzly Bear, Belt Buckle, 1970'sThis is a vintage 1977 or 1978 Raintree enameled brass belt buckle, which belonged to my Dad. It has excellent detailing and features a brown 3D grizzly bear. The buckle measures 3-1/2"W X 2-3/4"L and will fit Up To A 2" belt. 

One owner, excellent condition with only minor scratches

Champagne Vintage Style Swarovski and Czech Glass Earrings

Champagne Vintage Style Earrings, Swarovski, Czech Glass, Antiqued BrassPuffy 9x14mm Czech glass firepolished gemstone cut rondelles in Champagne are the main focus of these lovely handmade vintage style earrings. Peeking out from under the Czech Glass are sparkling, faceted Swarovski bicones in beautiful Crystal Golden Shadow. Antiqued brass bead caps in multiple shapes finish the design. Earrings dangle approximately 1.5 inches (38.1mm) from the tops of the lead and nickel safe antiqued brass lever back ear wires.

Lemon Gumdrop Vintage Style Flower Earrings

Lemon Gumdrop, Flower Earrings, Vintage Style Jewelry, Yellow, SwarovskiThese sweet, petite handmade vintage style earrings remind me of yummy gumdrops. They feature sparkling 6mm Swarovski crystal bicones in the lovely shade of Jonquil, paired with 10x6mm frosted Lucite bell flowers in soft Pale Yellow. Antiqued brass leaf bead caps and daisy spacers cover the bells. Earrings dangle approximately 1.25 inches (31.75mm) from the tops of lead and nickel safe antiqued brass lever back ear wires.

These dainty earrings are equally suitable for women and girls.

Green Leaf Vintage Style Flower Earrings

Flower Earrings, Green Leaf, Vintage Style Earrings, Vintage Style Jewelry, Swarovski, LuciteBeautiful peridot flower bells with jonquil Swarovski crystal bicones and antiqued brass leaf bead caps dance lively in front of lovely curved peridot Lucite leaves in these sweet handmade vintage style earrings. Earrings dangle approximately two inches (50.8mm) from lead and nickel safe antiqued brass lever back ear wires. 


The movement in these earrings really makes the crystals sparkle!

Peridot and Jonquil Vintage Style Flower Earrings

Green, Flower Earrings, Vintage Style Jewelry, Vintage Style Earrings, Swarovski, Leaf, Antiqued BrassBeautiful peridot frosted acrylic leaves are the backdrop for pale yellow frosted Lucite daisy flowers in these vintage style flower earrings. Antiqued brass leaf bead caps surround 6mm faceted Swarovski crystal bicones in the lovely shade of jonquil to finish the floral design. Earrings dangle approximately 1.5 inches (38.1mm) from lead and nickel safe antiqued brass lever back ear wires.

Vintage 1970's Brass Railroad Caboose Belt Buckle

Vintage, Vintage Belt Buckle, Brass, Caboose, Railroad Car, Limited Edition, 1970's,This is a beautifully designed solid cast brass vintage belt buckle of a caboose railroad car. It is a Limited Edition offering of the Great American Buckle Company of Chicago. Serial #271, Copyright 1979, Made in USA. Excellent craftsmanship. Dimensions are 3¾ inches long x 2 3/8 inches tall.

One owner. Excellent condition, with only minor scratches.

Vintage Style Czech Glass and Swarovski Flower Earrings

These lovely handmade vintage style flower earrings feature 6mm multicolored Czech glass flowers in the beautiful shade of Opaque Luster Ivory Brown. The flowers are joined by dual antiqued brass bead caps and sparkling Swarovski crystals in gorgeous Light Colorado Topaz. The flowers dangle from my hand-forged lead and nickel safe antiqued bronze ear wires. Earrings dangle 1.75 inches (44.45mm) from the tops of the ear wires.