Category Archive: Crazy Crafts

Do Over: Ceramic Dogwood Ring

I visited The Salvation Army on Parliament on Monday where I found three bags of broken jewellery. Here’s a picture of some of the highlights of that haul. As you can see, there’s… Continue reading

Midweek Modness: Handpainted Fashion Lady Brooch

Despite the ’60s being the atomic age, folks were still heavily into crafts. We talked about making jewellery for fun and profit last week, and here’s an example of a handmade brooch of… Continue reading

Spring Has Sprung

Spring is officially here! To herald this event, I’m sharing this picture of one of my favourite brooches. It’s a handmade, enamelled depiction of a geranium (which also happens to be one of… Continue reading

Do Over – Enamel Week Edition: Silver Tassel Necklace

Poor single earring. Look at all the work that went into you, yet now you are alone and seemingly consigned to the scrap heap. What’s that? Turn you into a pendant? Ah, all… Continue reading

Sidewalk Find: 1930s Wrestling Autograph Book

This is the most random thing I’ve ever found on the sidewalk. It’s book filled with autographs of wrestlers from the late 1920s to the mid-1930s. I wish I had better pictures, but… Continue reading

Do Over: Plato Watch

I keep trying to come up with a way to wear what I call granny watches — the ladies watch with the loopy lugs. The only watchband options seem to be a black… Continue reading

Scarf Magic: Liberty of London

I don’t like to brag, but I’m pretty awesome at finding Liberty of London scarves at thrift shops and the like. What draws me to them are the distinctive patterns. The scarf pictured… Continue reading

Do Over: Mod Money Necklace

I found this necklace at the VV. I’m guessing its a 1970s-era artisan (or artisan influenced) piece because of the hard ware and the fact that it had blue ceramic cabachons set in… Continue reading

All New Review: Rihanna Live!

My brother-in-law scored some tickets to last night’s Rihanna/Ke$ha concert at the Molson Ampitheatre. Here is my style review. We got to the show late, so we only caught the last two songs… Continue reading

Fine Threads

I found a new art this week. It’s a lovely embroidery of a bird and berries. I’m getting quite a collection of needle craft now (I have a lovely cross-stitch and two needlepoints.… Continue reading

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