I first got to know of Heather O'Cain of Seattle when she left a comment and followed me on Twitter. I checked out her Etsy store, BluKatDesign and was totally charmed by her upcycled vintage jewelry. She is also on Facebook.

Although she is a trained professional jewelry designer of high end gold and platinum jewelry, what she repurposes for her Etsy store is pure fun for her.

Jewelry makeovers are a test of an artisan's creativity and Heather has oodles. She has a keen eye for form and color. She also takes her inspiration from one of my favorite avant garde designers, Tom Binns, who is well known for his 80's punk era safety pin pieces.

Heather's collection of wonderful vintage pieces is amazing.  One outstanding and delightful design has a butterfly, flower and frog shown below.

Doesn't this inspire you to raid your mother's, grandma's jewelry box or plan to attend garage and estate sales?

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