My name is Violette Noble and I am an artist who loves to search far and wide for bits and baubles whose origins may not be fully known but are always antique, rare, eclectic or just plain odd.
I use these fantastic finds in all my jewelry designs and each piece is created by me and is entirely unique.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I don't know about you but I am dreaming of that PUMPKIN PIE! Yes I love all the seasonal dishes but oh the Pie made from that Lucious Orange Orb with piles of snowy white cream! YUM!!
I am very excited! Gillian Allen has a WONDERFUL website called Art E-Zine. She features various artists on her site from time to time and she has just completed a page on Noble Studios Ltd! I would LOVE for you to take a look!
"Art e-zine is here for your encouragement and inspiration. It has for the last 10 years, been free for you to enjoy all the hundreds of amazing artwork pages, free images for your artwork, technique pages and the vast collection of interesting and useful links."
She has HUNDREDS of pages of artists that she has created feature pages on here:
Can you believe it's November already? Each year passes more quickly than the last and before we know it The Holidays will be upon us! With that in mind I decided to offer a ENTICING give-away this Holiday Season!
(drum roll please....) It's a chance to win a shopping spree worth $75.00 at Noble Studios Ltd.!
It's FREE and easy to enter! Just do the following 2 things!
1) click the word "follow" on the dark blue tab at the very top of THIS PAGE
2) put a comment on this blog!
On December 3rd I will take all the names of those of you that have entered and place them in my Antique Brown Velvet Top Hat and pick ONE winner! That lucky person will be notified by email and will either receive a paper certificate to give as a gift OR just be set free in my shop!
Mark your calendars to check my blog on December 4th to see who won!
Remember as Ed McMahon always said....You have to enter to WIN!!
Do you remember when you were a little girl, hiding tiny secrets in a locket you got from your Grandma or a favorite Aunt on your Birthday? I do! Secret notes, a tiny lock of hair, a miniature keepsake. I felt like I was wearing a huge secret for all to see BUT for no one to know about! I think that's why I love lockets and I think you will too when you see these lovely vintage locket necklaces I am offering today!
These are from my new "Vintage Secrets" series. There are 4 in all and I would be honored if you would take a look!
Since we've been talking about brass the last few days and how to make it look wonderfully "antique" I thought you might enjoy seeing some of my jewelry that I made using authentic antique brass pieces that I was very lucky to find!
CLICK on them for a larger view!
Some of them reside in private collections and some are available in my Etsy store. Just click the link at the bottom of this page OR leave me a comment and I will respond as quickly as possible!
The necklace below, was one of my very favorites and began with a very large antique brass finding and a plate from an antique pocket watch! Vintage wristwatch cases and an antique rhinestone piece complete this lovely piece!
This Steampunk Brooch below, began life as an antique back of a drawer pull! I added a shimmering 1920's watch face and gears from an antique pocket watch. A jewelry quality pin back is mounted securely.
This wildly enticing necklace began with an antique brass piece with WONDERFUL natural verdi gris patina! I added an antiqued brass beetle, a vintage watch movement and other fun bits and bobs!
The earrings below are made from antique brass buttons, antiqued brass settings and gears from antique pocket watches.
Another necklace that began life as a back plate from drawer. I added a brass bee and some other red and green accents.
"see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil" This necklace and earring set uses an antique brass finding, 3 brass vintage monkey charms and various watch parts
SUCH a fun piece and not for the faint of heart! A large antique brass finding, a new brass antiqued bee, antique pocket watch gears, glass amber beads and 100 year old cuckoo clock chain make this necklace truly "one of a kind"!
I would be honored if you would check out my etsy store and please feel free to "convo" me with questions or comments! I would love to hear from you and I would love to include you in my next mailing for ideas, sales and give-aways!