Vintaj Design Challenge due November 12!

Our November theme is "Wandering Journey." How will you interpret our theme? Entries are due by noon CT on Friday November 12 and the polls open Nov. 13.
Email your entry to us at challenge@vintaj.com to participate and visit our blog for more information!


The Forgotten Flower Bracelet

I absolutely love to design with patinaed items. This bracelet combines my love of filigree with the "old" look of patina. The flower came in several parts and was fun to assemble... overall, this was a very fun design project...when combined with the little flowered dangles, I think it is simply charming.


Vintaj 2 Day Comprehensive Workshop

Visit the Vintaj Blog for registration information! Hope you can join us!


Off for Summer


School is out and I will have more time to devote to my designs. Starting out with some lustrous color!


The Tudors Inspired Necklace

Hi all, i have been watching the Tudors on dvd and got inspired to make this cross filigree necklace. Hope you all like it. Kathy



Latest News from Vintaj!

We've been giving our blog at Vintaj Natural Brass a makeover!

Visit our Design Challenges page to see our present and upcoming challenges. Our next challenge is Daffodil Walkway. The photo above, taken by George Bookless, is promoting the Daffodil Festival here in Galena May 1-3. How does this inspire you?

We also have a fairly new Daily Giveaway where by commenting on any Vintaj blog post, you enter a chance to win free products!

We introduced our new Education page. In March we hosted our first workshop here in Galena, IL. In this workshop our Director of Education and Lead Designer, Jess Italia Lincoln demonstrated how to make an Altered Journal Necklace using several techniques. We are hosting the same workshop again on June 14, click HERE for details!

We are always on the lookout for new ideas and inspiration. Please visit our Facebook Fan Page and we hope you are following us on Twitter. We love to see your photos and it's a great place to interact with other designers!
Happy Designing!


Coming Home - Getting Back to Work!


The holidays are over and I am just getting back to listing some new creations......feels good, really good! Lots of snow in central Ohio this week although we didn't have any on Christmas Day. Hoping that everyone had some very happy and memorable holidays! My oldest son's birthday is today so no more celebrations until February when my youngest son and I have our birthdays!