Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The story behind Noble Studios Ltd. Steampunk Cameo Earrings

Happy April everyone!

I've been sharing some of my jewelry that have stories behind them and here's one of my favorites!

The earrings are made from actual antique cameos and there's a lovely story to go along with it!

"She waited by the window but was careful to conceal herself from the light as she did not want to appear too eager. But she was.....she was so in love with him that the very thought of him took her breath away. Every waking minute she spent dreaming about the time when they would be together again.

His parents did not approve of their love. Her family lived in a small cottage close to a section of London everyone called "The Gutter" and his family lived just outside the pearly gates of Halifax Park. His parents concern went unheeded as they spent many hours making secret plans for the future.

She was dressed in a breathtaking velvet evening gown that her mother had arranged to borrow from her cousin. It had yards of delicate handmade lace and layer upon layer of billowy petticoats that rustled even when she simply took a breath. Her ears were adorned with her Grandmother's antique cameos and she felt like a queen. He was dark and handsome and she could only imagine how every eye would be upon them as they floated into the Grand Magna Opera House.

This was the very first time she had been invited to such a lavish and magnificent place but she had no fear, as she would be with him.

As she stood there waiting for him in the shadows of her humble home she couldn't help but wonder if tonight would be the night that her life would change forever."

I'd love to you to take a look at this piece on etsy just click on the link below to view the fabulous cameo earrings!

Cameo Earrings

And if you'd like to take a look at my entire shop just go to:

Noble Studios Ltd.

Check out my older posts to view some of the other pieces with equally delightful stories behind them!

"Spoonful of grapes"

"Prince the bull dog"

"Acorn earrings"

"The illusive mermaid of Steamworks Port"

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The illusive mermaid of Steamworks Port!

Here's a fun piece that inspired the following story snippet!

"He was just a lowly sailor but he loved everything about it. The salty sea air, the mighty, unpredictable ocean blue and even the back breaking hard work. As he stood on the bow of his ship he wished he could stay here forever but they had just pulled into the dock at Steamworks Port and all the men were expected to go ashore.

Just as he turned to go he saw her. She was exquisite.her voluptuous body glistened with the salty sea and her lovely long hair bobbed gently on the surface of the water. Her iridescent scales displayed a play of lustrous colors like those of the rainbow and were blindingly ablaze in the summer sun. Just for a moment their eyes met but then she was gone, just as quickly as she had appeared, the last tip of her shimmering tail disappearing into the sea. She was glorious, captivating, bewitching but sadly unattainable. Yet, he had not a doubt that she would be in this lowly sailor’s dreams tonight.

If you'd like to take a peek at this brooch on etsy click on the link below!

The illusive mermaid

AND if you'd like to see the rest of my steampunk jewelry just click on this link below!

Noble Studios Ltd.

Faithfully yours,
Violette Noble

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Little Violette and her "to do" list

Here's another jewelry design that inspired a little story snippet! Is there anything cuter than an acorn? I DON'T THINK SO....

"It was a crisp autumn day and she sat under the old oak tree that was close to overtaking their backyard. She visited her mighty friend every day no matter what the weather. It was HER place and somewhere she could be herself completely. She had gathered enough acorns to make little hats for her tiniest dolls, made the perfect daisy crown (after ruining 3 others) and arranged a row of 17 of the prettiest leaves she could find.

She decided they needed names. The red ones she named….crimson, burgundy, garnet, russet, bittersweet and ruby. The yellow ones she named….sunshine, lemon, saffron, amber and buttercup. The orange ones, since they were pretty much all the same color (and she was tired) she decided to name “orange”. The last thing on her list was to gaze up through the branches of the massive tree and watch the light from the sun, dance to and fro with every breeze."

If you'd like to take a look at these fabulous earrings just click on the link below!

"Violette's Acorn Earrings"

AND if you'd like to take a look at my other jewelry click on the 2nd link below!

Noble Studios Ltd.

I would love for you to leave me a comment or two!

Faithfully yours,
Violette Noble

Noble Studios Ltd.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Antique Grape Spoon Necklace with GORGEOUS purple glass beads


Here's another fun piece that features an antique grape spoon AND a fun story!
(copyright 2009 story and photos-Violette Noble)

"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. Genesis 8:22"


"The grapes in her vineyard were calling to her. She knew they were plump, succulent and ripe for the harvest.

She had always been charmed by autumn. She would gather the clusters of ripe and luscious fruit and enjoy its bounty all winter long. Freshly picked they added a deep, dark amethyst color and unmistakable flavor to the ambrosia that her family had come to expect each and every fall. Jams and jellies that made her childrens morning bread and butter a thing of beauty. Large, fat raisins, when combined with egg yolks, brown sugar, freshly ground spices and her homemade sour cream made the most heavenly pie imaginable. Wines and cordials that she shared only with the husband that she loved so dearly. It warmed the cockles of their hearts on those long, cold winter nights.

No matter what the coming year might bring she knew she could always count on the time when those lovely, luscious orbs from God would brighten the long winter ahead."

If you'd like to take a look at the actual piece on etsy just click below WITH a desciption following!

Antique Grape Spoon Necklace on Etsy.

This amazing necklace began with an authentic antique child’s spoon with a vivid grape design stamped onto the handle and neck of the spoon. A “cluster” of vintage glass beads were mounted securely in the spoon since I filled it a little too full, they are dripping down out of the spoon.

The spoon was carefully drilled and a vintage chain with toggle clasp was added. The chain measures 23” long but can be adjusted to any length. The spoon itself measures 4” and the “dripping grapes” add another 2”.

The baubles were wire wrapped to add extra durability and each glass bead was strung with teensy tiny wheels from antique pocket watches.

This is truly a one of kind piece that will make your friends swoon when they see you wearing it.

Each and every piece in my jewelry line has been meticulously designed and created in such a way as to last for years to come.

All finery will arrive in a handsome be-ribboned gift box making it the perfect remembrance for friends and loved ones alike.

Shipping costs always include insurance AND delivery confirmation at not extra charge. (on domestic shipping only)

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any and all questions and comments. Your satisfaction is my highest priority.

Have a lovely day!

Faithfully yours,
Violette Noble

Noble Studios Ltd.