Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My new jewels!

My new necklace has arrived! I want to share this great necklace which was custom made for me by Gretchen of Mimi-Toria's Jewelry.

When we started our Junk Fest blog fun about one year ago, we Junk girls "found" Gretchen through her blog and starting corresponding. One thing lead to another, and we met her and her best friend, Carolyn on our 2009 April trip to Minneapolis. When we saw her jewelry in person, we were more than impressed! Sweet Melissa bought a necklace right on site (in the parking lot of Applebees!) and soon after Cassie and Lynette followed suit. Here's Gretchen's FUN creation for me...
Are you jealous?! She had asked me what I like in life to help her personalize it. Well, I love numbers, keys, wine, coins, a little "bling", I'm catholic, and I love silver and black. (I'm really not a gold jewelry person). Anyway, she hit the nail on the head with her vintage pieces, differing chains and charms! Oh, and the watch piece says "Junk Girl" inside it...my blogging name...how cool is that?
Here's a picture of Gretchen and Carolyn in the lovely outside garden area at The French Flea where we met in April. Gretchen sells her jewelry at The French Flea in Anoka, MN and you can contact her through her blog here. I am quite sure these two girls will be our life-long friends!I am so wearing this to work tomorrow! Thanks, Gretchen!


  1. Fabulous, personal, one of a kind piece! How special!

  2. That is awesome!! I've been repurposing beads and charms I find at the thrift store into my own jewelry, but your necklace takes it to a new level. I will definitely use your necklace for inspiration!

  3. Hey Andrea. So glad you were so patient with the time it took you to finally get this custom necklace. It is truly a one of a kind piece and thankfully you are enjoying it. It has many hours of design time with first my brain creativity than the actual hands on execution of it. I'm thrilled it came together and reflects you personally. Sweet of you to blog about it too.
    Junkfest gals are top notch.
    Happy New Year to you all!

  4. it is too FAB for words!!!!!

    just popping in to say Happy New Year to Come and thank you for becoming a follower this year!

  5. Gretchen never fails to come up with the most unusual, visually appealing pieces! Thanks for sharing this with us Andrea!

  6. Andrea,
    The necklace is darling! Miss G. does a really fine job!
    Thanks for showing and telling! Happy New Year!
    smiles, alice

  7. Love the necklace, so original!!!

  8. Oh I am sooo Jealous, I love it!! Too cool for words! Janna

  9. Wow! What beautiful creations!! Just lovely!

    Happy New Year! LaurieAnna

  10. I'll be looking for you at my first time Junkfest. Jody


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