Sunday, February 13, 2011

Repurposed Junking Finds

I bought  these little game pieces and the poultry seasoning can at an antique store last month.  I knew right away what I wanted to do with these, but everything else is still waiting in line...

I can't resist little words. 

Half of the stinky poultry seasoning was still in this can.  Can you imagine?

I screwed some tiny hooks on top, added a touch of bling, and now they're
wacky earrings.

Why not?  A couple of tiny hooks, ball chain, and a vintage typewriter key.

I had a hard time getting this shot without my reflection in the puffy heart. 

This is the inside of the lid from the poultry seasoning can.  I used an ad from a vintage sheet music book, a reproduction brass filigree, old rhinestone necklace, and the woman is from a vintage postcard.  The pin on the back of the lid has a bail attached, so it can be worn as a brooch or a necklace.

Ready for spring? 


I'm linking up my repurposed junking finds with:

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday,
Brambleberry Cottage for Time Travel Thursday,
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays,






35 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty - you have been busy! I really like the necklace you made the pendant out of a tin lid. I wish I could say I have accomplished that much. Thanks for sharing the bouquet of flowers. Went to a couple of estate sales yesterday. Not much luck, but did get a couple of things, and will do a post after get pictures taken.
Have a great week!
Glenda
Glenda

Nancy said...

What wonderful finds turned into beautiful pieces of art!

The Cranky Queen said...

Luv the necklace made from the inside of the tin top...dont you just re-purposed jewelry. Looking at a couple of your pieces listed in your shop. Thanx for sharing. The Cranky Queen

kpaints said...

You are just so clever! They are all so cute! The flowers a must this time of year!

Junker Newbie Stephanie said...

So creative! My favorites are the word necklaces, wonderful!

Mindy said...

I love the fun block jewelry. I have some of those game pieces too. I'll have to try somethign fun like that! And I love the poultry seasoning can used as a flower vase. My favorite of your new repurposed creations!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Too cute! The jewelry is adorable - you are so creative!

julie miller said...

Hi Betsy, I love the way these all turned out! But I especially love the necklace in the tin lid ~ really pretty! Very inspiring! Julie

Maureen said...

The jewelry is cute but I looooove what you did with the tin. Looks so very pretty.

Susanne said...

Very cute, I wonder what game the word dice are from.
Susanne.

Jane said...

Great use of the word dice! The jewelry pieces are very pretty. I love them all but the heart one is probably my favorite.
Jane

Michelle L. said...

So much coolness! I just love how you used the words to inspire each of those embellished cubes. And the tin lid - scrumptious!

laxsupermom said...

Love the jewelry! So very cool - you have such a creative eye! Thanks for sharing.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your metamorphosis is absolutely fabulous. I so hope that you enjoy every bit of it.

Have a very Happy Valentine's Day!

Barbara Jean said...

Betsy,
I LOVE that last one made with the lid.
You are amazing!!

blessings
barbara jean

Pam said...

The lid is just too creative. Love the bling around the edges of it.

Pam said...

Those necklaces are so cute! You are so creative.

It's great to find your blog. I'm your newest follower. :)

Have a great day!
Pam

Piorra Maison said...

You've done a great job with all your finds. the necklaces are very cute. Thanks again for stopping by my blog and for the kind words. Happy Valentine's day.

bj said...

OMGosh, these are AWESOME. What a fabulous job.
Gotta go back and see if you have an Etsy shop and if that typewritter key necklace is there. :)

bj said...

I just linked up to follow you to the ends of the earth for your pretty jewelry. :)))

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The jewelry is amazing! I love it! I never think about something like this when I see things at the Thrift store...I'm going to have to open my mind! ♥

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Such cool ideas...thanks for sharing with us.

Blessings,
Linda

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

My you are creative. What cute things you made. Thanks for linking to the party.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Fantastic idea! I love how clever of an idea was that? Really cute. Thanks for your sweet comment. XO
Debbie

AshTreeCottage said...

I love everything!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Too cute with the game piece earrings! But the tin lid is my fav. I just might have to borrow that idea some day. I think either jewelry or sitting on an easel as decor. Or both!

The Recycle-ista said...

wow..so glad i found your blog! you seem to do all the ideas in my head...and then some!!

Marjory Steele Skousen said...

I am soooo in love with your blog and all the inspirational things you do. I'm your newest follower, come on by and follow me too.

Ellen said...

All I can say is wow, what creative talent you have! I'd never thought to use game pieces like that. It looks amazing, love it!

xoxo,
Ellen

Linda said...

Your creations are wonderful, Betsy! I love the jewelry and the gorgeous lid transformation, too!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

wow wow wow!! Love the necklaces- especially the typewriter key! so CUTE! I love that you even used the interior lid for one of your projects. You are awesome! thanks for linking up!

Style Sisters said...

Such fun ideas!! I love the little words!!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

You really got a lot of mileage out of those few pieces, Betsy. As always, I completely love every one of your creations! I could learn so much from you about repurposed jewelry. I only wish we lived closer together, so you could teach me your wondrous ways. ;)

Thanks for linking to the party.

Have a terrific weekend!

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

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what wonderful projects! i love your "job" - treasure hunting, treasure making!

Tammy said...

These creations are just amazing out of what you found. My goodness you have talent.
smiles...Tammy