Tuesday, March 24, 2009

BURIED TREASURE: Honey Bee Adornments

Today's Buried Treasure Ideas will have you BUZZING up a storm! Seems as the weather gets warmer, we all look towards nature for inspiration, whether be the tweeting of baby birds, organic shapes of budding flowers and yes the buzzing of bees. Below are some ideas that you can use to create classic honey bee adornments.

~ VINTAGE FINDS: Recently, I visited my local flea market and came home with some pleasant vintage pieces, I found this beautiful vintage brass linked bracelet shaped like honey combs and matched it with a long strand of cream and amber pearls. Taking a timeless bracelet and matching it with a couple of beads near the clasp can add a whimsical feel to any outfit. I also found a great faux pearl pendant brooch and matched it with an adorable enamel bee; this would be perfect to romance any lapel. 

I D E A S   T O   M A K E    S O M E T H I N G   N E W:

~ SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW: The beautiful thing about etsy is there is something for everyone, personally I love combining vintage finds with something new. For example, the Queen Bee earrings seen above have stunning vintage honeycomb like texture beads in a delicate crystal from Red Art Productions; I've matched them with newer brass bee gardening charms from Bare Naked Findings topped with a gold bead cap.

I also love these glass apricot beads from beadtopiavintage, not sure yet what I will create with these but a lovely idea would be to create a teardrop necklace and match the beads with a fluttering butterfly pendant, like this aged white Repousse Butterfly from the Patina Queen.

~ GO SIMPLE: If you are into a more simpler look for spring or summer how about this bubbly Meil Honey Ring from Les Precieuses, the use of the warm cluster of jade beads is perfect for that one outfit accessory. I adore the simple elegance of this Bee Blossoms Bracelet from Lara Lewis; choose from three colors to accent this charming oxidized brass bee pendant to adorn you wrist. Just by adding subtle hints of color matched with a larger center piece can have super stylish results.

I hope you've enjoyed these honey bee adornment ideas and create something special of you own. Join us next time for more Buried Treasure Ideas when I talk about using timeless finds in and enchanted secret garden theme.


Anonymous said...

My computer crashed so I have been without and just got to the library
to use the one here.
Sorry asap I get mine back I will
order the necklace on reserve.
So many beautiful things !!!!!
Stay well

Bare Naked Findings said...

Thank you so much for including Bare Naked Findings in your beautiful blog. I just love to see the creative designs that are made with the jewelry findings that I supply. Love the Bee earrings. Blessings for many more creative ideas.


boylerpf said...

Those coral peachy beehives will be so cute used with your creations...can't wait to see what you do with them!

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

I'm buzzing! Gorgeous pieces x

Anonymous said...

now i'm not just a fan of your etsy shop but of this blog as well! keep up the great work and thank you for including my little honeybee! :)

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