Friday, January 14, 2011

Repurposed Necklaces

My list of outside things to do has been growing longer and longer.  I have so many projects lined up out in the garage, but it's been too cold to work out there for about a week now.  I know, I shouldn't be complaining about daytime highs in the 40's, but that's darn cold here in Central California.

The sun came out this afternoon and it reached a beautiful 61 degrees.  Wow, a heat wave.  Love it!  It was warm enough to take some pictures outside without having my fingers turn blue.  These are some necklaces I made the other day from my stash of jewels waiting to be repurposed.......

I think this rhinestone piece is half of a sweater guard pin; I used the other half in another necklace project.  The chain is from a rosary I found in an antique store a few weeks ago.



This purple rhinestone flower was a clip on earring.  The beads and chain were salvaged from other pieces of jewelry.

The tiny purple rhinestones show up a little better in this picture.

This was also a clip on earring.  The little rhinestone beads, pearls, and chain are from a few other vintage pieces.

I bought this cute old change purse at an antique show a few months ago; I just knew it had to become a necklace.  Bits and pieces of vintage chain, beads, charms, and buttons dress it up a little.  It needed something extra on the front, so I added a little brass filigree and part of an old earring.



I'm linking up my Repurposed Necklaces at:
A Little Lovely for Saturday Soiree and
Under the Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase Party


17 comments:

  1. Glad you got a heat wave today, not here in NC still 30's. The necklaces are beautiful. I really love the one with the little purse. Have a great day, Vicky

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  2. You have been busy and with great results! Very Pretty!
    We are suppose to have a heat wave tomorrow of 45. I am ready for Spring.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Glenda

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  3. My first comment didn't take. I am to quick to move on. Saw the word verification just as it slipping away.
    Love what you did, especially the turquoise one. Go Girl. Hugs, Ginger

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  4. ooooooo! Love them, especially the purse!! A must have!! Love your art!

    Margo

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  5. I love everything you make. Truly.

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  6. I found your blog a few weeks ago and I am hooked. I love the work you do. You have the most creative mind. Love these pieces in this post. Have a great day
    deezie

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  7. What beautiful necklaces! I think the last two are my favorite, but they all are special. That little change purse is just too cute!

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  8. mo said... (I am still asleep this morning).

    Hi Becky, They are all spectacular. I especially adore the pearl and crystal one (second to the end). I like the pearl/crystal beads on the chain. They match so well with the pendant. Very classy and timeless. *hugs*

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  9. Your work is amazing, but that little coin purse necklace is absolutely adorable!! Love it!! Have a great weekend! Julie

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  10. Trying not to be jealous of your heat wave... but you have mad skills, so I can't be too upset!!! I love your necklaces, super gorgeous!

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  11. Your work is just out of this world...I love them all...especially the aqua one.

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  12. Thank you for your kind comments! It was good to read them today! I'm anxious to see what treasures you've uncovered on your hunt today!!

    Huggs, Margo

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  13. What pretty pieces. I especially like the coin purse. I want to make one myself. I've gathered a couple but haven't taken that plunge yet.
    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Susanne.

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  14. Beautiful pieces! I live the aqua colors on the first one and the fun little coin purse! Thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaway~ good luck!

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  15. Oh, how I envy your temps in the 60s! Here in my little region of NC, the highs are in the thirties and the lows are in the teens. :(

    Beautiful creations, Betsy, as always! I love seeing how you repurpose those bits and pieces.

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

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  16. Woweee. Love love love LOVE change purse necklace! Did I mention I love it? All the rest so beautiful as always, but that one is da bomb.

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