February 20, 2012

Best of Big D: Readers' Choice Poll


I am so excited!!!  I was just informed that the editors of D Magazine have chosen me as a finalist in the Best of Big D: Readers' Choice Poll for the "Best Jewelry Designer" category....and I would GREATLY appreciate and DESPERATELY need your votes!!!!!!  You can vote here once a day, every day!!!!!!!!!  


Thanks so much in advance for your support!!!!!


Love you all!!!!
-Catherine

February 6, 2012

Art Deco Earrings

When I came across these vintage brass art deco pendants, I was immediately in love! I feel like the combination of turquoise gives the earrings somewhat of a tribal feel, and the smoky quartz drops add just the right amount of balance.



These can also be made in different color combinations...they are shown below with pale pink moonstone drops instead of the smoky quartz.


If you are interested, please contact me at catherinethomsvintage@gmail.com for pricing and more info!

Thanks and Happy Monday!!!
-Catherine

January 30, 2012

Family Heirlooms

Do you have any old treasures lying around in your drawers or jewelry box?  Maybe something special passed down to your from your mother or grandmother or even great-grandmother?  We should be wearing these sentimental pieces everyday instead of just letting them collect dust! 

Here are two examples of pieces I made for a customer incorporating some of her old family heirlooms...

First, a leather cuff using a gold monogram pendant that her grandmother gave to her as a wedding gift.  She used to wear the pendant on a long chain but wanted a more fun and modern way to wear it! 




And then, an antique gold pendant that was bought on a trip overseas by her grandmother.  I added pearls and used a beautiful textured chain to keep an "antique" feel to the necklace.  






So.....if you find any old treasures hiding in your drawers and want a fun or more modern way to wear them, I would be happy to work with you to incorporate them into a custom designed piece of jewelry just for you!  

January 26, 2012

I think I could eat beets on anything!!!

Hello and Happy New Year! (I know it's almost Valentine's and here I am saying happy new year..sorry I'm so behind!)  It's been a loooong time since my last post, but I was so busy during Christmas time working on special orders and traveling that I completely forgot to blog!  And no, this post is not about jewelry, but instead, a recipe I wanted to share.  After dropping Kirk off at the airport this morning (it's Vegas market time) and going to my Pure Barre workout, I came back home and was starving!!!  I didn't think I had anything to eat, but I opened the fridge anyway and decided to whip up a little salad (surprised I actually had all these ingredients on hand!)  So here it is:



Ingredients:

2-4 cups arugula
1 can sliced beets (drained and quartered)
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
6 slices pancetta

For dressing:

olive oil
red wine vinegar
salt & pepper

First, heat a small skillet on medium-high and pan fry pancetta until crispy.  Drain on paper towels and then crumble.  In bottom of small mixing bowl, whisk together about a tablespoon of vinegar and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Add arugula on top of dressing and toss together.  Once plated, top arugula with with beets, goat cheese, and crumbled pancetta.  Serves 2.

Easy and so delish!!!!!!  (especially if you love beets as much as I do...Kirk doesn't at all, so he better be thankful I made this when he was out of town!)

Stay tuned for new jewelry pics coming soon! :)

-Catherine

 


November 22, 2011

New Earrings!!!

 Gold Branch Wreath with Vintage Blue Glass Beads and Vintage Chain Tassel on 14K Gold Filled Earwires
$64



 Gold Medallions from Vintage Belt with Czech Cathedral Cut Crystal on 14K Gold Filled Earwires
$48



 Turquoise Marquis Beads with Hematite on Gold Hoops and 14K Gold Filled Earwires
$40



 Gold Lace Ovals with Carnelian Beads and Czech Glass Drops on 14K Gold Filled Earwires
$56



 Vintage Buttons and Vintage Chain Tassel on 14K Gold Filled Earwires
$48



 Gold Beaded Hoops with Spotted Jade Teardrops on 14K Gold Filled Earwires
$48



 Blue Glass, Moonstone, and Smoky Quartz Drops with Vintage Chain Tassel on 14K Gold Filled Earwires
$48

 

 Carnelian Beads on Irregular Gold Hoops with Amazonite V-shapes on 14K Gold Filled Earwires
 $56



 Turquoise on Irregular Gold Hoops with Amazonite V-shapes on 14K Gold Filled Earwires
 $48



Beaded  Hoops with Serpentine, Swarvoski, Turquoise, and Czech Crystal on 14K Gold Filled Earwires
$48



 {Custom Design using Customer's Vintage Green Rhinestone Disco Ball Beads}




November 18, 2011

Moving......

Yay!!!  You can now follow me at www.catherinethomsvintage.com.  Be sure to change my web address in your favorites and check back soon for new jewelry!!!

-catherine

November 14, 2011

Holiday 2011

Christmas is just around the corner and a great excuse to ask for (or give) some new jewels!!!  Here is a peak at some new pieces from my Holiday 2011 collection.  Let me know if you are interested in any of these pieces or if you would like for me to create a custom piece for you!

Luxe Feather Necklace


{chocolate feathers dangle from 22K gold plated flower pendant and hand-cut vintage crystal on jade and black coral beads}  $98
32" L
7" pendant


 Vintage Key Necklace

 {vintage keys and smoky quartz crystals on antiqued gold chain and genuine leather cording. 22K gold plated shepherd's hook clasp}  $88
24" L

 Turquoise Tassel Necklace


 {antique wreath brooch with turquoise stone, chain tassel, and vintage hand cut crystal beads on 22K antiqued gold plated double link chain}  $98
38" L


Industrial Chic Statement Necklace



 {vintage smoky quartz crystals and brass hex nuts on macrame cording and antiqued gold plated double-link chain. Removable extra length makes this necklace more wearable! Can be worn without for more of a statement necklace look, or with for a longer, more casual look with jeans and a simple top}  $120
21" L
28" L (with extra length)


Beaded Tassel Necklace

{amazonite, carnelian, and peach glass beads create a tasseled effect on 22K gold plated chain with shepherd's hook front clasp}  $98
40" L


Black Cameo Tassel Necklace


 {vintage black cameo brooch with black and crystal rhinestones, vintage chain tassel, on 22K gold plated double-link chain}  $88
40" L


Vintage Flower Necklace



 {antique gold flower brooch on vintage chain with vintage coral beads}  $98
36" L


Check back soon for more new pieces!  Earrings coming later this week...
-Catherine