Saturday, December 11, 2010

I'm dreaming of a PINK Christmas!

Christmas Greetings Everyone!

For the last 10 years our church has held an annual ladies Christmas dessert! They usually have about 10-15 tables and each table has one hostess who decorates the table. She chooses her own colors and can either use her own dishes OR even use paper plates and cups etc! The idea is to give each other some fun new decorating ideas that are easy and inexpensive! It's sooo much fun to look at all the wonderful ideas!

red and green BUT whenever I am asked to do something like this where I know there will be a lot of red and green I always try and choose colors that are a little different!

I was also asked to decorate for another event (9-10 tables) a few days later so you will see photos of both!

This year I chose pink, white and silver. I think it turned out gorgeous! (the photos are not the sharpest....I was having trouble with my camera but you get the idea!)

It may look like it cost a lot of money but it DID NOT! I went to goodwill and garage sales and picked up various vintage silver plated containers. I used teapots, pitchers, an ice bucket, a sugar bowl, a small silver vase and a COOL vintage casserole dish. They ranged in price from 1.00 to about 7 or 8 dollars and they were BLACK when I bought them. I polished them up a little BUT was careful to leave a little patina for that fab shabby chic effect!

While searching for vintage silver pieces at Goodwill I also found an entire bag of silver fruit (with pink highlights no less!) for 1.99!

I used my plain white IKEA dishes but tied a pink bow around the tea cup and used some DARLING pink and white polka dot napkins I got at Target a few months ago on clearance! Tiny pink angel ornaments.....bearing the good news of Jesus' birth.....look right at home on those darling pink and white polka dots. The little angels are wooden clothespins and bits of paint and ribbon! Silver craft wedding rings form the halo (and give you something to hang it from) and I cut apart little silver poinsettia picks and used the leaves for wings.

As you know silk flowers can get sooo expensive, so I went to the dollar tree and bought white roses that did look a little tacky all on their own BUT I bought some light pink spray paint and gave them a dusting of PINK and they looked beyond gorgeous! I also found some silk poinsettia bunches for 1.00 at michaels craft store and gave them the same treatment! A few silver sparkly "squiggles" and LOTS of glitter complete the look! The entire "bunch" of squiggles cost me only 4.00 and it was enough to do about 10-12 centerpieces.


Love Violette

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Noble Studios Ltd. is now making STEAMPUNK HATS!!

My hats are all inspired by high style in the late 1800's and early 1900's and are still in fashion today!

I just ADORE this hat! It features a wide band of luscious burgundy and taupe embossed velvet ribbon. A 3" clock was taken apart and use for the centerpiece of this hat. It has two hands but one of the hands extends beyond the face and it has steampunk cogs and wheels in the middle. An actual antique spring is popping out of the top of the clock and LOTS AND LOTS of antique and vintage gears, from all kinds of vintage timepieces (including a 100 year old cuckoo clock)explode out of the side of this fabulous time piece!

This hat measures 22" on the inside circumference so it will fit most men and women. If there's a question in your mind about the size please convo me and we will chat! The hat is about 5" tall.

Each and every piece in the Noble Studios Ltd. line has been meticulously designed and created in such a way as to last for years to come.

I would be honored if you would take a peek at my other three hats here:

Noble Studios New Line of Hats!

Faithfully yours,
Violette Noble

Noble Studios Ltd.

Monday, November 29, 2010


Bracelet made from an antique cameo rescued from a gorgeous old bracelet!

Greetings ALL!

Millions of Etsy sellers are having SALES today and Noble Studios Ltd. is one of them!

Noble Studios Ltd Cyber Monday SALE!!

COOL bracelet made from 4 different vintage watch movements, an ornate antiqued brass filigree, gears from antique pocket watches and black and red glass baubles galore!

Silver earrings made from sections taken from an antique rhinestone bracelet and some little silver elephant charms!

Unusual and Rare bracelet made from 9 different antique pocket watch timing pieces and 9 antiqued brass gears!

Silver bracelet using a shimmering rhinestone silver piece, a vintage silver beaded bracelet chain and a cool watch from the 1920's!

Earrings made from gears, wheels and spring cases taken from antique pocket watches!

LOVE this Necklace! A porcelain antique pocket watch face, a back plate from another antique pocket watch, a gorgeous brass dragonfly that has been made into a "mechanical dragonfly" with the help of a timing mechanism from an antique pocket watch. More wheels and gears AND my favorites style of wristwatch faces from the 1920's!

GORGEOUS earrings that started life as some VERY OLD timing mechanisms from antique pocket watches. These are becoming increasingly more difficult to find and these are MATCHING and truly antique. Look at the engraving on these!

Necklace made from an antique bakelite mah jong game piece! I love the butterscotch color!

Noble Studios Ltd. on Etsy

"Noble Jewelry" make WONDERFUL gifts! They are truly one of a kind and always shimmer and sparkle with vintage beauty!

I hope each and every one of you have a BLESSED Christmas Season with your Loved ones and friends!

Faithfully yours,
Violette Noble

Noble Studios Ltd.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Birth of our Savior and King AND Fun Banner Exchange Program!

Greetings everyone!

WOW it's getting close! I can't believe it! We already have our Christmas tree up! We are truly in the Christmas Spirit this year! I have quite a few gifts purchased and am feeling READY to celebrate the birth of my Savior and King!

I found a fun sight that allows you to post your banner in what they call a banner exchange program!

You just upload your banner and you are given another banner to display! It's fee and FUN!

Here's the banner I'm displaying today!


Advertise your Arts & Crafts on this site & others for FREE!!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Love Violette

Noble Studios Ltd on Etsy for ONE OF A KIND antique and vintage steampunk jewelry!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

SHIMMERING steampunk and antique jewelry AND FREE SHIPPING??

Greetings all!

I have a few more steampunk and antique jewelry pieces to show you AND I wanted to let you in on my "FREE SHIPPING" secret!

The day after Thanksgiving I am going to be offering FREE SHIPPING on ALL the items in my etsy store BUT if you mention that you saw this blogpost I will give you free shipping from today until the first of the year!

If you want to take a peek at the goodies just go to:

Noble Studios Ltd. on Etsy

and check it out! You can email me with your selections and I can relist them for you OR you can go ahead and purchase and I will immediately refund ALL your shipping costs thru paypal!

I also have quite a few things on ebay! I haven't sold on ebay for quite some time but I'll have to admit it's fun! It will never be as wonderful as Etsy BUT it's fun to see what your items go for since ebay is auction style!

If you want to take a look at my ebay items....just go here:

Noble Studios Ltd. on Ebay

Leave me a comment if you would be so kind and I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!

Faithfully yours,
Violette Noble

Noble Studios Ltd.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Advent conspiracy! A MUST watch video!

Holiday Greetings Everyone!

I am sooooo in the mood for Christmas! It's not even Thanksgiving yet and I'm dying to put our tree up!

I saw this last year but it is an ongoing "movement" and I would love for you to watch the video!

The Advent Conspiracy

Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you ALL have a truly blessed Christmas with family and friends!

Faithfully yours
Violette Noble

Noble Studios on Etsy

Monday, November 15, 2010

RARE bird ornament, STEAMPUNK jewelry AND more!!

Good Morning ALL!

Well it's only 40 days until Christmas! YIKES! I have a few things purchased but have so much more to do! I do want to enjoy the season and am going to try and calm down a little about everything being so perfect!

I've been on a creative streak the last few weeks and have some GREAT new one of a kind jewelry pieces! Here are just a few for your viewing pleasure!

(I LOOOOVE the cameo pin!)

I was also excited and honored to have this link sent to me!

Turn Magazine Article

Cool huh!

I would love it if you would take a peek at some of my new jewelry! These one of a kind pieces make GREAT gifts because your recipient will never see another one like it!

Noble Studios Ltd. on Etsy

I also have LOTS of fun stuff on ebay! I have lots of Christmas ornaments and some wonderful vintage items!

Beatrix Potter Childs plate and cup

RARE Northern Cardinal Hallmark ornament

This ornament is extremely rare and sells for anywhere between 200 and 300.00! It will be fun to see how mine does!

Antique "Jungle Book"book from 1917

Antique Keys!

Art Supplies!

AND lots more!

Noble Studios Ltd. on Ebay

Please leave a comment and I hope your holiday season is the MOST BLESSED ever!

Faithfully yours,

Violette Noble

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sweet Poem!

Good Morning everyone!

I was cleaning out a closet today and found a lot of baby things! This poem was hand written and pressed in a baby book. It touched me so I thought I'd share it with you!

It's called,

"Day old Child"

My day old child lay in my arms,
with my lips against his ear.
I whispered strongly, “How I wish,
I wish that you could hear.

I’ve a hundred wonderful things to say,
(a tiny cough and a nod)
Hurry, hurry, hurry and grow,
So I can tell you about God.

My day old baby’s mouth was still,
and my words only tickled his ear,
but a kind of light passed through his eyes
and I saw this thought appear:

“How I wish I had a voice and words.
I’ve a hundred things to say,
Before I forget I’d tell you of God,
I left him yesterday.”

Carol Lynn Pearson

Have a WONDERFUL day!

Faithfully yours,
Violette Noble

Noble Studios Ltd. on Etsy

Sunday, November 7, 2010

RINGS rings and more rings! HOLIDAY SALE!

Rings are hot these days!

November Greetings all!

Etsy has a new feature that's a lot of fun!

It's called "etsy on sale" and allows sellers to put all OR some of their listings on sale without having to go in and change each price OR refund thru paypal which is a hassle!

Since rings are sooo popular I decided to put all my rings on sale this month! All rings are 20% off! Here's the link to my rings on "etsy on sale"!

Rings on sale!

And here's the link to my entire shop! I'd love for you to check it out!

Noble Studios Ltd.



Thursday, November 4, 2010

She made my WEEK!

Hello everyone!

I just received about the nicest email I've ever received and the sweetie pie that sent it has given me permission to post it!

Here's what she purchased!


Hello Violette,

I felt compelled to write to you because I want to tell you how much a appreciate the extra care and creative touch you put into my package. I ordered earrings that I love but I have to say that the whole package was awesome. I knew it was special from the moment I saw the label on the outside of the box. Then when I opened the box and saw the tinsel I grabbed my camera and took photos of each step I took to open the package and reveal my earrings. And then to add a piece of dark chocolate (my favorite) was fantastic.

Your creativity and pride in what you do shows not only in your lovely jewelry but down to the packaging. This package made me so happy I wrote about it in my "happiness journal." I thought you might like to know how happy you made this customer. As a matter of fact, I went onto your Etsy shop today and ordered a necklace. I love your jewelry.

Thank you again,

Can you believe how sweet that was of her?

Just wanted to share....have a happy Friday!

Love Violette
My etsy shoppe

Noble Studios Ltd. on EBAY!

Hey all!
I hope your November is going swimmingly!

I decided to post a few things on ebay today and I'd love for you to take a look!  I find so many wonderful vintage and antique treasures when I'm searching for jewelry components and of course I HAVE to buy them!

Here's just a very few!  antique books, vintage jewelry, children's dishes, lots of art supplies, and MORE! Here's the link to EBAY and a few pics below to whet your appetite!

Noble Studios Ltd. on EBAY!


Thanks for looking and be sure to leave a comment if you would please!

Faithfully yours,
Violette Noble

Noble Studios Ltd. on etsy TOO!