I actually had a brilliant day at college today; despite me feeling far from pretty and confident, I put that aside and got on with starting my final major art piece. I've called it 'Secondhand Memories', were I will be creating a fine art/textile mixed media piece exploring memories, the past, nostalgia etc. I will definately be posting some photos of my sketchbook soon, and photos of my final piece when it's complete. The above photographs show many of the materials I may be using, nearly all of them are secondhand. I just adore little bits and bobs such as buttons and brooches, don't you? I recently picked up a Mona Lisa charm, a pearl cluster brooch and the brooch with a single pearl for fifty pence each at a jumble sale (you know, the one I went to after I nearly died when a gorgeous Jaeger bag turned up at my door? Ahhhh!). Anyway, I hope you have all had a wonderful Wednesday! OH MY GOODNESS, I NEARLY HAVE A HUNDRED FOLLWERS! Thank-you all ever so much, is my life and my style really that interesting? Hahahaha. Love, Jazzabelle.


  1. Congratulations on hitting 100 followers! (By the time you've read this it'll most likely have happened!)

    I absolutely love all those pretty little bits & pieces (especially the cameo) - am looking forward to seeing what you create with it all :)


  2. omg - that pearl/gold brooch is epic.

  3. Such lovely little pieces!

    Lydia xxxx


  4. very lovely! I love buttons, too but these are very special! :)

  5. Good luck with your work (:

    p.s. I just nominated you for a blog award so yay, you! xo

  6. Your art piece sounds so intriguing. You have such an eye for detail and have such lovely things, I love nostalgia and collecting charms. x

  7. Second hand is always best ;) You can imagine they have a history to them - that's why I love vintage clothes so much becuase they always have a story to tell through all the wear and tear.
    Lovely button collection. Good luck with your art! xxx

  8. That button collection is so pretty :) I can't wait to see some of your work! ♥

    Claire @ Jazzpad


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