October 22, 2009

It's All About Me!

I'm on a party train .... and I'm lovin' it! Today's party is "All About Me" ... yup, just me ... well, kinda because after I'm done talking about me I'm going to run on over and hear what all of you have to share about what you did for you!! {does that make sense??} Confused? ... here's how this one is goin' down ... the talented and creative Natasha Burns is our hostess today and the creator of this party that's all about me ... the challenge was put to us {me} awhile back to do something just for yourself .... not for someone else ... for you ... purely for fun ... just because you deserve it.... time out for me ... for example I make jewelry {among a zillion other things!} a lot of jewelry and I feel lucky/blessed that people like my jewelry, buy it, wear it, and enjoy it ... that's ALL GOOD, in fact that's GREAT! .... on the flip side ... do you think that I "own" one of my pieces for myself? Nope. I can't tell you how many times I get dressed to go somewhere {it does happen on occasion, I'm not ALWAYS working in my PJs} ... and I can't find a single necklace to wear!? ... very frustrating! ... so this leads me to Natasha's challenge, I'll make a necklace "just for me!" and I did, the one below ....

I made my necklace with the Halloween spirit in mind ... using all black elements ... the repurposed black vintage brooch reminds me of a dusty old creepy spider web full of harvested shiny rhinestones ... the same for the matching earrings further up on the necklace, just past the black rhinestones and black rosary beads ... for a touch of whimsy I added a little black lady spider gathering just one more rhinestone for her collection. {she's got great taste!}

Today the Gypsy Prince and I are going out for a little Halloween fun with a playdate ... to an amusement park that is all decked out for Halloween .... and for me, since it's all about me ... I'll be decked out as well ... wearing my new spider necklace!!

A reminder ... there's another party tomorrow ... VINTAGE BLACK FRIDAY ... I'll be handing out treats!! Everyone is invited to link up and join in, click on button to the right, hope to see you there!



Don't forget to stop by all of the other "all about me" participants and thank you Natasha for such a wonderful challenge and party!

25 comments:

  1. Jill, awesome necklace and happy "all about me" day, you deserve it! Have fun with your family and see ya tomorrow for VBF...which I need to get my butt in gear and take some pics!

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  2. Super beautiful creative necklace you made all for YOU!! Fun! I wish I could go with you to the park... Oh well, have a wonderful day! See you tomorrow for VBF! Suzy

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  3. Hi Jill, love your special necklace...so vintage cool. Have a great time on your "playdate"! See you tomorrow at VBF!

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  4. WOW your necklace is gorgeous!! Love the brooch and the way you style your pieces!! This will look fantastic at your Halloween bash!! Loved your Ghostly post...very well done, photos and commentary...excellent!!! xOxO Nerina

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  5. Good for you! It's gorgeous of course...plus it'll be good advertising for yourself, because I'm sure everyone will want to know where you got your necklace :)

    :) T

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  6. I love your necklaces! Especially the spider one during this time of the year! Have fun today! I might see you tomorrow (on the blog)!

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  7. What a beautiful necklace!!

    ((Hug))
    Marsha

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  8. Hi Jill,
    was intrigued by your blog name and had to come and visit. I love hour header photo and although I do not know you at all,I guess it is very much like you - a brocante gypsy inside and outside. I love your necklaces (they show your artistry in full) and your ability to make everyting look special.
    keep going girl
    rita :)

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  9. I love it! What a great necklace for any time of year!

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  10. Hi Jill,
    I love your necklaces! I admire all who work with jewelry as I have tried and find it really difficult...am sure it has something to do with my poor eyesight! Anyway, your work is very creative! I thought I would try and participate in your VBP this week and hope I have done it correctly. Thank you for the opportunity.
    Take care, Laura

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  11. Good for you Jill! I love it. Perfect for the season. Everything you do is full of beauty.
    Hugs,
    June

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  12. Hey Jill!! long time no see.........

    what if I posted about a simple vintage black wire basket? within a post? does that count for vintage black friday?

    let me know........

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  13. Your spider necklace is fun and just a bit spooky! Love it!!

    Sue E.

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  14. HI, RAN INTO YOUR BLOG & LOVE IT, STOP BY & SAY HI, I MAKE JUNK JEWELERY & LAUGHED AT YOUR SAYING "IT'S ALL ABOUT ME" THAT'S ONE OF MY NEW ONES I MADE WITH THAT SAYING & "JUNK GYPSY" ALSO, TOO FUNNY :) GIO

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  15. Oh wow, you didn't own a piece of your amazing jewellery? Gosh!!! I'm so glad you made some for yourself finally! What a fabulously elegant and whimsical necklace you made! It would go with everything too!!!
    So glad you joined in, thanks a million!

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  16. Love,love it!!!
    Great necklace.You are very talented.XXOO Marie Antionette

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  17. how gorgeous!!! i LOVE it!!!

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  18. I LOVE that necklace to pieces!! How cool, great job!!
    Hugs,
    Amy

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  19. Good for you! That necklace is beautiful and I'll be it sets off your outfit!

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  20. Your jewlery is so beautiful. You must be very proud of your creation. I love all the sweet detail and embellishments. Enjoy!

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  21. Oh, so pretty. I love your jewlery. You are very talented. The detail and embellishments are so beautiful. Enjoy

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  22. I'll be on the look out for you and your necklace . . . :^)
    I've join your FOLLOWERS

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  23. What a great Halloween necklace! great design...I love the steampunk necklace with the old pocket watch...love that look.

    Please do drop by my place if you haven't already!
    Stephanie

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  24. I guess I missed you on thursday, honey, but when I checked back today a few others were on there. Sooooo here I am! Your jewelry is adorable. Nice to meet you also, sugar.
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  25. Hey Jill ~ I love your necklace! Wasn't this party fun?! Meeting creative souls like yourself who share the same passions is exciting. You are very talented : )

    Hugs ~ Nichole

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