Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Top of the World Necklace

This $2.00 recent yard sale find has been calling out for some attention.  Someone had fun with a pen down in the southern hemisphere, so I didn't feel bad about repurposing it.  I'll do something with the other half of the world another time.  The Arctic Ocean looked like a good place to start....



I added some beads, a vintage rhinestone button in the center hole, and a little mother of pearl moon from an old earring.

Now the remainder of the northern hemisphere awaits a transformation.  I don't know....maybe a lamp, bowl, clock, hard hat? 






20 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a great idea and such a unique piece. Thanks so much for joining my party and for following. I will do the same.

Michelle L. said...

Ooh, ooh, ooh! One of my favorite things you have made. Absolutely love it.

Denise said...

that is just amazing. I love it!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love the necklace! I also have a tendency to look at things as to how they can be taken apart and pieces reused. :-D
Enjoy your evening.

kpaints said...

OMG I LOVE it!!! You are so inventive!!! So creative! Keep it up, I can't wait to see what you do next!

Lacey said...

You're jewellery pieces are beautiful works of art! I love your use of bits and pieces! Amazing work!

audrey said...

Awesome, love it!

Denise said...

thanks for stopping by and following! Aurora is half way between Salem and Portland if that gives you an idea of how much farther from Ashland. It's a pretty drive though! :) Hope you can check it out sometime- it is PACKED full of stuff!!

OrloSubito said...

so beautiful!!!

Lori said...

Wow, what a super transformation. I love all the things you create. Great eye for detail.

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Beautiful, love that necklace!

A Cottage Muse said...

Very cute!!!

Heather said...

What a great idea, it looks wonderful.

Green Willow Pond said...

I love your jewelry! I found you via Shabby Chic Cottage and am a new follower.

Sandy@Life Began In A Garden said...

Very cool, love it!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Wow girl, I'm so glad I found you. Your work is lovely. I'm also a new follower so I'll be back time and time again. See you later.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Linda said...

This is such a charming piece~ thanks for sharing! Hopped over from Before and After Party...

Patricia said...

This necklace is beautiful. I can't believe you looked at a globe and saw that!! Such inspiration.

mo said...

Wonderful Betsy! What will you think of next? My gosh you are creative...love it! *hugs*

Brambleberry Cottage said...

I sold an old globe like this one and then discovered your wonderful reuse. I could have kicked myself for getting rid of it, after I saw this. Now I'm on the hunt for another one that I won't feel guilty about tearing apart. ;)

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