Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Prom Picks for the Vintage Lover!!

Vintage Prom

The Necklace by MadrinDesigns (laktjohnson):

20-22" in length, this vintage-inspired design is a perfect piece to add to your collection of black accessories. This piece can most definitely be worn formally. Check out my blog for formal wear ideas,

The brooch/pin is silver-plates and attached asymmetrically to the chains of this necklace. Several of the strands are just black chain, while others are made of bicones that reflect more light. Finished with a lobster clasp. A gorgeous piece!

The Ring by bionicunicorn:

Make a gothic neo victorian statement! This romantic black glass statement ring is made from a vintage rose cut West German glass cabochon. It is unique in it's diamond shaped facets and deep black hue.

The silver tone ring band is vintage 1970s and it is adjustable. The cabochon is 25 x 18 mm, the setting is roughly a half inch wide (1.3 cm).

This ring is called Nux Lucidius. The dark color represents mystery and deep emotion.

The Earrings by laralewis:

::Empress Earrings, Noir::

A jet-black faceted glass pear shaped jewel, and it's twin in a smaller oval shape are set in raw brass settings and swing beneath goldplate leverback earwires.

The sizes for these are quite dramatic....the larger of the two a full 25/18 mm and the smaller 12/10 mm! The overall length is approx. 2.5"

The Clutch (Choice #1) by treehowse

Vintage clutch with black sequined exterior, metal clasp and fake pearl beaded trim. Lined interior. Excellent condition.

The Shoes (Choice #1) by Badgley Mischka
  • Badgley Mischka Randee Sandal
  • Evening t-strap sandal
  • Ruffle flower accent
  • 5" covered heel, 1/2" island platform
  • Leather lining
  • Leather outsole
  • Adjustable buckle closure
  • Upper: 100% satin
The Hair Accessory by YJDesign:


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* This item is ready to ship in 3-5 business days after payment depending on the number of paid orders received in the same period.*

LA NINA is an elegant and stunning feather layered floral spray incorporating a beautiful black silver tone vintage style jewel as a centerpiece. Around it is an elegant mix spray of BLACK IVORY (or ask if you want BLACK WHITE) goose nagoires, ostrich, guinea and stripped coque feathers. It is further accented with silver netting.

A great wear for weddings and many other occasions. Simply fabulous!

Measures approx. 4.5" x 4.5", attaches on a sturdy base and secures with an alligator clip.

It comes in BLACK IVORY (or BLACK WHITE or WHITE IVORY). If you want any other color combination, please ask first.

The Shoes (Choice #2) by Vince Camuto:

  • Vince Camuto Marcia Pump
  • Platform almond-toe pump
  • Ruffle t-strap accent
  • 4 1/2" stacked stiletto, 1/2" hidden platform
  • Synthetic outsole
  • Three adjustable buckle closures
  • Upper: 100% suede
The Clutch (Choice #2) by JuliaSherryDesigns:

A stunning black and white clutch has a soft "Viceroy" pattern with a simple floral accent. I have lined the inside of the bag with pale rose dupioni.

* 100% heavy cotton outer fabric
* Heavyweight interlining layers(batting)
* 100% Dupioni silk lining in pale rose
* Top frame width is 8 inches, bottom of clutch is 9 inches and height is 6 inches
* Beautiful nickel frame
* Padding inside the fabric layers so that it keeps its shape.
* All stress points and corners are reinforced for extra strength and durability.
* Pattern placement may vary.

This clutch is a great size for money, credit cards, keys, cell phones, lipgloss and a few other small items.

All of the my clutches are handmade by me (sherry) in my home studio.

Each clutch comes carefully wrapped in three different colors of tissue paper when it is shipped ready for gift giving

THE DRESS by TimelessVixenVintage:

*1950's Exquisite Ruby-Red Watercolor Rose-Garden Floral Taffeta
*Seductive Cuffed Strapless Backside Rhinestones Nipped-Waist
*Cocktail-Length Bombshell Full-Sweep Rockabilly Circle-Skirt

Bust:34-35 inches
Waist:up to 26 inches
Hips:Free Sweep
Length top to waist:10.5 inches
Length waist to hem:34 inches

This vintage party dress comes from a smoke-free house. This garment is in excellent condition with no stains,rips or holes. Perfectly working side metal-zipper.This item is over 50 years old and is truly priceless! Very Rare!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Rock and Roll Prom Picks

Prom Fashion
Prom Fashion by madrindesigns

I was inspired by a dress I saw on Etsy today to create some cool prom dress and accessory ideas. I'm going to continue on this subject until I'm inspired no more. Get ready...each post will have a different prom theme! Reminder: This is a selection of accessories, meant to be carefully chosen from, not worn all together! :)

For the Rock and Roll Prom Goer:

THE Dress by Ouma

"Allison Wonderland - A beautiful sight to see! This gown features a satin, sweetheart cross-over bodice. A full tulle skirt with 4 layers of tulle and lace trimmed slip underneath. A black satin waistband and sash adds a très chic finishing touch to this already charming design. It photographs beautifully (especially when twirling like a ballerina). Available in various shades of white or black. If you prefer a hand dyed- custom color, let me know.

This design is custom made to order and takes 4 weeks to produce. Please provide me with the following measurements in the "note to seller" portion during checkout.

Skirt length
Desired top length (skirt to start at natural waist, empire, or hips).

If you are unsure you can send me a full length photo and together we can discuss the right style for your body.

Photographed by Steph De Saga: ".

The Cuff by RefindOriginals

I was getting ready to throw away some pieces of zippers that I had cut off when a thought struck me. Why not use those pieces as trim? I love the mix of the little black ruffle with the zipper. This cuff is 7" long and closes with a vintage button and a stretchy loop."

The Hair Clip (Choice #1) by Allison Squared

"A small and lady like pin made with black and olive fabric and centered with lace and beads.
Measures 2 inches long, 1.25 inches wide."

The Necklace by MadrinDesigns

"22" from clasp to the tip of the last filigree, The Talaith is a statement necklace in it's truest form. Style experts also call this style a "bib" necklace. Whatever you call it, I love this necklace! Six pieces of antiqued brass filigree form an inverted triangle so delicate looking, you'll bearly know you're wearing it. It's perfect for all of your upcoming holiday events and into the New Year!

MadrinDesigns is more than willing to size adjustments within reason. Please contact me by Etsy convo with any questions you might have about anything for sale in the shop.

MadrinDesigns specializes in one of a kind, handmade jewelry. I do take custom orders for brides, bridal parties, or other special occasions. I would be glad to work with you to design something perfect for your special day!

Wholesale sales are also available. Please convo me for more information."

The Earrings (Choice #1) by lizix26

"Stunning Swarovski crystals in green olivine have been wrapped with hand antiqued brass wire and hang from beautiful dark lever backs.
Length 1" 3/8."

The Earrings (Choice #2) by mariaelenajewelry

"♥Beautiful sparkling emerald Swarovski Crystals are accented with pear shaped vibrant olive green faceted glass set in ribbing antiqued metal settings. Earrings are on antiqued brass metal leverbacks. A stunning pair of earrings for any occasion.

~Earrings approximately measure a bit over 2 1/4" long
~Lightweight earrings"

The Ring by strandedtreasures

"This olive rose I've hand sculpted in more of a modern style and added a czech glass bead in the center. The rose Flower is a durable clay and supported by a decorative antique brass filigree on a matching adjustable ring.

-Adjustable ring
-Antique brass (Nickel free)
-Flower with filigree 2.5cm (25mm)

This item includes a gift box."

The Clutch by patkas

"Black leather clutch with zipper. Hand made in our little studio. This bag is made from black natural leather (vintage recycled).
Decorated with zipper all around. Black cotton lining with white dots. Opening is just on front side of bag. The back side is blocked. Modern and elegant in the same time.
Aprox. Measurements: W 35 cm x H 9,5 cm.(13,77 in 3,74 in )."

The Headband by Bebecha

"Adorably vintage headband is mounted on a lace-covered metal band. The lace adds texture so the headband is comfortable and stays in place at the same time :) (One customer mentioned she loved it because it was like "Velcro" on her hair) You can adjust the headband by stretching it or pulling it back into place.

Metal base makes the headband adjustable to any head shape and size! Bottoms are covered with ribbon. Very comfy

Classy black "suede-like" flower mounted with pearl in the center. Green suede leaves shoot out of the bottom

Perfect for casual or dressy :)."

The Hair Clip (Choice #2) by LovMely

"Dyed Olive peacock feathers, guinea feathers and a black jewel. All on a leather back and clip.

Feathers can be trimmed down on request ;)."

Finally...THE SHOES by BCBG Max Azria


Rachel Zoe's pick

Rock 'n' roll meets romance. A strappy leather pump gets an extra edge from zipper details. A ruffled rose keeps it girly. "It's for the rocker in all of us," says celeb-stylist Rachel Zoe."

Monday, January 18, 2010

300 SALES!!!!

I've finally done it...I made it to 300 sales in my Etsy shop - MadrinDesigns!! Mention that you saw this post and receive 20% off your order!! Be sure to look for new designs! I'm adding some everyday!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tuesday Feature: Have You Seen This?

Found this BEAUTIFUL collage while "Pouncing" on Etsy! I love collages and this makes me smile! Just gorgeous!

Find it and others at box64studios!!

"This colorful piece will help tie any room together while adding uniqueness and character.

This piece is made by cutting the floral design into a beautifully detailed white texture wallpaper. The colorful papers that appear through each window are handmade papers from different countries including India, Thailand, Italy and Japan. This wall art has loads of texture and depth.

18 inches x 18 inches

Buyer can expect it to be packaged to perfection. Ready to give as a gift to yourself or a friend. With three handmade paper flowers included. Buyer will not receive this exact one, but one just as lovely and as close to this image as possible, using the same papers in the same places."

Friday, January 1, 2010

Hamilton County Marketplace-Winter Market 2010

Saturday January 2nd, find me at The Hamilton County Marketplace: Central Indiana's Winter Market from 9 am to 6 pm at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds (2003 Pleasant St. Noblesville, IN)