by mary September 7, 2014

Meet Bette Davis, another of my favorite models.

I found this little picture several years ago at a place called Found Things in East Village in Des Moines.  I've always enjoyed Bette Davis as an actress & loved this picture of her immediately -- both the picture itself, as well as the frame & matting around it.  Two of my favortite Bette Davis quotes are, "If you want a thing well done, get a couple of old broads to do it" & "Old age is no place for sissies". 

For several years, I've displayed it on my dresser.  Then, over the last year, I got to thinking that this picture might make a great model for jewelry.  See what you think . . .

Here she is modeling one of the necklaces I made recently.

And, here she is with a goldstone charm bracelet I made last winter. (Goldstone is a type of glittering glass gemstone made in a low oxygen reducing atmosphere.  It's often mistaken as a natural material.  The original manufacturing process was created in Venice in the 17th century.  Urban legend suggests that goldstone was an accidental discovery by Italian monks or the product of alchemy.)

Finally, here she is with a pair of earrings I made earlier with buttons I picked up at the What Cheer flea market this summer & new old stock (NOS) beads I found last summer at a bead shop in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

I think she adds a touch of class to all three types of jewelry!

As always, thanks for reading & for supporting small businesses!


Filed Under: Meet My Models | Treasure Hunting/Favorite Finds

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Pauline's Jewelry Box was founded by Mary Nelson in 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa.  I chose the name Pauline's Jewelry Box because my mother's name was Pauline & I have many fond memories of looking through jewelry box & playing with her jewelry

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