Imagine my delight when I discovered a sweet little handmade boutique in my small southern Indiana hometown. The name, Rust and Roses, the style, fantastic! I quickly tracked down the owner, Mandy, who was busy painting away on another upcycled home decor accessory to add to her charming, modern/vintage inventory. From gorgeous paper crafts to found objects jewelry to chalk paint coffee tables, Mandy has a passion for handmade that combines with an vintage ephemeral taste to create a store I can get behind 100%.
We chatted the afternoon away, and I bought these fun air dry clay roses. I ended up painting the 2 white ones gray to fit into this neon clay rose bib necklace.
To create the necklace, I glued each rose onto a washer and strung wire and cord through the washers to get the shape. Then I attached silver chain to the wire on both sides. Super easy.
You will be hearing more about this little treasure of a shop. Join me in liking the Rust and Roses FB page and let’s encourage this wonderful handmade (way under-priced in my opinion) boutique. When Mandy gets her website going, I will be all over it, and passing the love on to my dear readers.