letyourspiritsoar

Hidie Lin Larson, Fargo, ND, US
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Im a self-taught jewelry artist. I am fascinated with the details and history of the timeless treasures that I hunt and gather. These beautiful vintage treasures are designed into fun, funky and inspirational jewelry and accessories. My collection includes chandelier crystals, vintage hardware, leather, rhinestone costume jewelry, buttons & game pieces.

my personal website:
http://letyourspiritawaken.blogspot.com/

Gender: Female

Birthday: 02/24/1974

Member Since: 12/10/2010


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Fun, Junky Jewlery!

These photos represent my 2014 submissions for the Art Shows and Festivals.

Vintage Leather Purse Necklaces

If you look in my purse right now you'll see little pouches for this and that and I can't get enough of them.  I have a vintage collection of leather coin purses that can't be hidden in a purse...

For the lOvE of North Dakota!

This North Dakota collection represents my collection of vintage junk collected from accross the state!

Junk Jewelry

This collection of junk was unearthed at the flea market and antique stores in and around Detroit Lakes/Park Rapids!  I love summer!

Tootsie Toy Car Necklaces

These tootsie toy cars are absolutely cute and surely have won many races while being played with years ago.

Fishing Lure Necklaces

The only thing missing on these necklaces is the hook, line and sinker!

Mannequin Makeover

These mannequins were purchased this winter when a clothing store was going out of business. They were too new and needed a makeover.  This project was completed with a little primer :: metallic...

Tart Tin Jewelry Pendants

These small tart tins are perfect for creating treasure pendants!

Vintage Treasure Jewelry :: Necklaces

The love of collecting small treasures that I stash in glass jars in my studio is the sunshine on this rainy day in Fargo

Wrap it up for Chritmas

Family traditions are fabulous and my fantastic family of three stayed up late wrapping presents!  My son painted the gift tags with chalkboard paint, I created the rosette flower bows out of...

Painted Key Necklaces

These keys were dirty, grimy and too "junky" to use in my necklace creations, but have been transformed by using fingernail polish to paint them.

Water Spigot Necklaces

I'm in love with my collection of water spigots!

Collecting Treasures

I can't get enough of treasure hunting. Every item will have a purpose & will have new life!

Junky Goldtone Necklace Creations

A lovely brown glass cameo with a "odd" 24K Boyd pin are a perfect combination! I use my scrap fabric to connect other vintage "junk", like the railroad key & cross!

Thimble Necklace

I treasure the past of these thimbles & the women that used them! This thimble is from an estate collection in Nevis, Mn last summer. After picking up the best rice crispy treats from the gas...

Mini metal box pendants with vintage gems!

The heart was found while beach combing in Cozumel. My hubby & I were celebrating our anniversary and brought our son, Christian on the trip. Christian chose the quote to represent our family. ...

Door Hardware Necklaces

I have a husband that knows exactly what I love!  He found a small collection of door rosettes on a recent trip to Alexandria, Mn! Love the antique stores downtown & love re-creating door...

Headbands with Vintage Buttons

What can I say about buttons? I love them more than diamonds! So when it's my birthday, I'll treat myself to a jar or two of buttons (not that I need anymore...we'll save the button collection for...

Hockey Mom Charm Necklace

A hockey Mom I am! This message in a bottle necklace shows my support for my son Christian who plays for The Angels in Fargo...he of course is #9!

Fabric Rosette Brooches

Scrap fabric!  Gotta love it & can't have enough of it!  Fabric rosettes are the result!  I use these flowers to embellish so may things (jars, frames, journals, etc.), but...

Junky metal box necklaces with sassy gals to inspire your life!

I love these rusty metal boxes. They are absolutely perfect for my vintage images of these sassy gals that have something sassy to say!

Music sheet Christmas wreath

I purchased a box of vintage sheet music at an auction this summer at the lake.  I knew I wanted to use for Christmas....here's my first project!

Chunky-Funky-Junky Bracelets

My "junky" collections are stored in glass jars in my studio.  I love to dump all these treasures onto a tray to begin my creative process of designing these bracelets!

Up-Cycled Leather Bracelets

Vintage leather jackets & purses recreated into leather bracelets!

Door Rosette Necklaces

Vintage door rosettes are not just for salvage parts in my 105 year old house!  They are the focal pendant for my jewelry!  To minimize the rust & keep the patina, I just cleaned them...

Vintage Clip Earrings...."re-styled"!

With hundreds of vintage clip earrings in my collection, these pendant necklaces are one of my most popular creations.  So much texture & style!

Vintage fishing lure necklaces

It's been a fun summer of looking for junk to recreate into jewelry & accessories!

Studio storage cans

I created this studio storage using different sized cans.  I decoupaged these cans with this awesome black & white paper from Target.  Target sold this paper this fall to make...

Up-cycled Leather Jewelry & Accessories

I've collected a few totes of leather this past year & have created bracelets, hair accessories, earrings & rings.  I'm always looking for interesting colors, but am happy when the girls...

Beautiful Blooming Flowers.....even in Fargo!

A basket of beautiful remnant fabric from the thrift store via a donation from a lady that used to work at Ben Franklin!  I turned the first green flower into an adjustable ring for Easter!

Seamstress Bracelet

This vintage rhinestone buckle adds a little bling to the simplicity of this fabric measuring tape.

"Zipper Flowers"

With a large collection of vintage zippers in varying colors & lengths, I had to start creating!  I wanted to make flowers, so I pulled out my sewing kit & ran a quick running stitch on...

T-shirt turned into a bracelet!

This soft gray t-shirt is one of my favorites & wash after wash became a little "junky"!  I started to cut it up for rags & loved how the edges curled.  I used hemp rope to tie...

Chandelier Necklace

So excited last month when my Mother-in-law picked up two vintage chandeliers at her church rummage sale!  My son, Christian helped me take the pieces apart & I couldn't wait to start...

"Junk Drawer" bracelets & upcycled leather & button adjustable rings

This photo represents a small collection of my funky & junky bracelets.  These bracelets have vintage buttons, keys, game pieces & sewing notions.  The adjustable rings are created...

Altered Junky & Funky Necklaces & Earrings!

I love playing around with photos & have recently been using http://www.befunky.com/ to edit my photos.  Perfect for my funky & junky jewelry creations!

Junky & Funky Chandelier Crystal Necklace

WOW....do I love vintage chandeliers & of course have to turn the bling into jewelry!  This necklace is a perfect combination of junk & bling!  A junky flip out green ruler...

Junk Drawer Bracelet

This 7.5" "junk drawer" bracelet  has the perfect combination of vintage button, beads & few junk drawer treasures!  This bracelet closes easliy with a toggle clasp & is finished...

She dances all night!

This fun collaged pendant is inside a small metal box...anyone know what the boxes were used for?  My husband found a bread pan full of them in the garage behind my favorite antique store in...

Vintage Poker Chip Pendant

A "funky" vintage poker chip pendant adorned with a little bling!  Attached with vintage seam binding ribbon.

Vintage Button Necklace

This repurposed necklace is fun & funky! Made from a vintage button & watch face



Recent comments


Re: Beautiful Blooming Flowers.....even in Fargo!

I actually glue them using Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac. Although it can be quite messy!

Re: "Zipper Flowers"

Make sure to use a thimble!!

Re: Chandelier Necklace

Make sure to post pictures!

Re: Lamp Turned Table

Love it! Hidie Lin

Re: Special find!!

Love those "cheap" favorites!