Friday, September 10, 2010

New Life for Vintage Jewels

All the bits and pieces of old jewelry I've picked up over the last few weeks have been demanding some attention.  I managed to get several necklaces, earrings, and a couple of brooches together, but still have a huge stash waiting to be repurposed.....wouldn't it be nice to have 48 hours in every day?  I should probably stop bringing all these strays home until I can catch up with what I have.  Yeah, right. 
Here are a few of the pieces I made this week:

I liked the large spring ring, so I used it in the front as part of the design.  The green centerpiece is a vintage clip-on earring mounted on top of another salvaged part.

This brooch is made from an old black coat button, a flower pin, and a little glass and rhinestone ladybug.  I have two ladybugs and thought about making earrings, but they're just a little heavy for the ears.

I sewed 2 jump rings on the back of this bow tie and attached the adjustable chain. 
The center is a vintage rhinestone button.

This necklace was repurposed using parts of a vintage bracelet, necklace,
and earring.  I filled in the blanks with a new filigree and some silver beads.

The matching earrings are repurposed from vintage rosaries,
 necklace clasps, and soft pink beads.

This necklace is made from new and vintage beads.  I used two separate
vintage bracelet clasps for the bling on the pendant.

This week I'm linking up with all the talented and creative bloggers at:
Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Friday,
A Little Lovely for Saturday Soiree, and
Under The Table & Dreaming for Sunday Showcase Party

13 comments:

  1. Love seeing your beautiful creations!
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  2. These are so beautiful! They're all spectacular but I especially love the last piece. Outstanding!

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  3. Your pieces are beautiful, great work. The ladybug pin is adorable and the last two neclackes pictures are striking.

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  4. Great pieces. I love the lady bug and flower. So cute.

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  5. Your work is absolutely stunning. The last necklace is just beautiful...is it for sale???

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  6. Wow! You are so talent! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE your jewellery designs! My kinda style :) I'm your newest follower, would love for you to drop by my blog & say hi :)

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  8. Your pieces are exquisite! I am so happy you commented on my blog so I could see you and visit yours! Just became a new follower. I'm collecting vintage brooches right now to make a ribbon brooch necklace for my daughter for Christmas, but now that I see all your beautiful work, I'm inspired to keep collecting old jewelry to repurpose it into something new gorgeous like these!

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  9. Such gorgeous jewelry--must take a lot of patience (which I don't have!).

    Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice compliments!

    Debi

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  10. Do you ever think about all the folks walking around wearing YOUR lovely creations? There must be hundreds! How cool is that? ;)

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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