Sunday, August 8, 2010

Creating With Vintage Postage Stamps


I confess, I love the way vintage postage stamps are being reused and let's face it, reborn, for use in beautiful jewelry and papercraft projects. I wanted to show you my two current favourite etsy pieces in case you need some inspiration.

The top picture is a ring! yes, a beautiful handmade ring using vintage butterfly postage stamps, there are a lot of butterfly and dragonfly pieces in this etsy shop levydesign the quick link directly to this ring is www.etsy.com/listing/48725199/in-mauve


This vintage postage necklace is from izzabellarose on etsy, www.etsy.com/listing/50228620/vintage-postage-necklace
And in case you don't have a stamp collection of your own to raid, you could always try shopping for stamps on etsy, and I do have several sets in my store www.starzyia.etsy.com In addition to the birds, butterflies, flowers, etc that are in my store now, I will soon be adding more flowers, and christmas stamps absolutely gorgeous for special seasonal creations!


13 comments:

Cheryl Radford said...

Starry... particularly love the ring with the monarch butterfly as Haydn held a moth in his hand this morning as he watched the monarch appear from underneath. Another on the ceiling.
Creations are beautiful! Are you keeping busy? You have amazing talent my special friend xo

perfectpostage said...

Love this idea - what a creative way to use old vintage stamps!

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

These are some lovely ways of using vintage stamps Starry!
Just goes to show you what can be created when one thinks outside the square - thanks for sharing. :)

kimmy said...

icemilk
starry

your friend jade informed me of your blog and my vintage postage stamp necklace being featured. i love the look of old stamps too. plus using them in jewelry is a great way to show them off.

THANKS!!

xo
kimmy

Starry said...

Chez, you will find another butterfly very soon, where you least expect it.
I am keeping some of my stamps aside for my own future use too now that I have some examples to aspire to.
Thanks for visiting me xoxoxox

Starry said...

hi Kimmy,
wow, I'm so thrilled to meet you, your creations are so beatuiful, I love to see the stamps turned into something where their beauty is not only shown off but is protected forever!
you are very welcome, I will keep an eye on your shop for more beautiful exciting pieces,
xxx Starry

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Sammy Thorley said...

Love this blog its changed a real lot I don't loom as much at the moment but from now on I hope to be able to look even more at it.
If you like u can keep in touch with me more on Facebook as I tend to use that more than blogger now

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magsx2 said...

Hi Starry,
Love the idea of the stamps very unusual.
Thought I'd drop in and say hi, haven't seen you post anything for awhile, and hope everything is OK. Still problems at Bigblog, nothing has changed, I've started a blog at WordPress, still have my other one going as well.