Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Spool Necklaces and a Repurposed Lamp

I've been playing with old thread spools and sheet music again.  
This time, I thought I'd create a new display just for them and some of my other necklaces made from sheet music.

This pretty alabaster lamp base has been in my inventory for ages and has finally wore out its welcome at the antique shows.  Obviously no one was interested in rewiring it, so I decided to turn it into another jewelry display made from a lamp.

Perfect for holding about 16 - 18 necklaces without being too crowded.  To keep the necklaces from getting tangled up when I'm displaying them at a show, each one will hang from an S hook on the lace covered frame.  

Notice the new light bulb?  A dab of glue holds the doorknob in place.
The lace wrapped frame and blue glass finial were salvaged from two other lamps.  

From the heart
I love you, dear,
A-maz-ing Grace

four leaf clo-ver
Life is but a dream
Al-le-lu-ia Al-le-lu-ia
Tra, la,la, la, la, la,la,
like a rose (no closeup)

  I can't read the notes, but I love music, I love the graphics, and I sure love jewelry.

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Rosemary@villabarnes said...

What a great way to display your beautiful pieces. You know how much I love repurposing. Great idea.

Maureen said...

Awesome. So, it didn't sell as a lamp.

What do you bet someone will want it now that it's your display?

I would! ;)

Anne said...

Beautiful pieces Betsy! LOVE how you are displaying them too!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

I have an old shade I got last year to put my necklaces on too :)

You make wonderful jewelry, Betsy! Are you getting ready for your upcoming fleas?!?!

I'm NOT and I only have the one LOL


Trisha said...

Love the necklaces and I love how you have repurposed that lamp to hold them!


Sue@House Pretty said...

Beautiful necklaces, and beautiful display!!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Another great idea!

Createology said...

Very clever way to display your simply serene spool necklaces. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Trisha said...

Very classy.

Kirsty Girl said...

Very cute. Love the music notes.

Diane Writes said...

When I saw the picture in my Facebook's news feed, I thought you were re-showcasing the necklaces. To my surprised you have reinvented them as a classy and elegant lamp. I love it!

Jane said...

Pretty necklaces and a very inventive way to display them! The lamp display will definitely attract attention at your next show.

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Your necklaces are darling! I made some necklaces and to get them off my table while I was working, I hung them off a lamp too. Never thought of it as a way to display it!

I'd love it if you would share this at "What We Accomplished Wednesday," at Green Willow Pond. It is live right now. Have a great week!


Melissa Skidmore said...

What a fantastic idea! I have hung necklaces over lampshades before because I was too lazy to put them away, but this is too cute! Life to the full, Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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Patricia Krank said...

This is fantastic! How creative you are. Thank you for sharing and blessings to you, Patti@OldThingsNew

chateau chic said...

This is pure genius!! LOVE the way you're displaying your adorable and lovely creations.
Mary Alice

Little Miss Maggie said...

I love everything about this, the spool necklaces and your fabulous repurposed display lamp. So cute.

Barbara Jean said...

So cute!! all of it.

And that must be the kind of jewelry hanger one of my customers wants to make. She uses old pole lamps and has me looking or some. great idea.

be blessed!


Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Oh my gosh, I don't know which I like better, the jewelry or the lamp! Have to say I never really thought of that for display. Goodwill lamps have taken on a whole new life for me now! I'm going to try to pin it to my board "Jewelry Display"!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I pinned AND tweeted!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Always, original, fabulous, ideas, you never disappoint us!!


Kathy said...

Betsy, your necklaces are beautiful as always and I love the way you repurposed the lamp. Sometimes you have to accept that something just isn't going to sell and "ride the horse in the direction it is going". Good job!

Desire Empire said...

So pretty. I love things that are different.

Loretta Thomas said...

Charming...I would use it just as it is displayed. I love it! Have a great weekend!
Big Hugs,

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

And you are sure great at creating and displaying jewelry!!! Love both your spool jewelry and your display lamp!!!

Connie Mercer said...

At fisrt I thought it was an old lamp shade ( BTW would look super cute, too) but this is darling. The glass door knob is a awesome touch. Very clever thinking outside the box~BTW, you own "thinking outside the box"~

Karen said...

Oh, I love these necklaces and the way you have them displayed is so creative! xx

Curtains in My Tree said...

how cute since I have 100's of vintage spools I need to get creative also

love your necklaces

Jean @ said...

I love everything about this. The necklaces, the repurposed you've displayed them. Pure genius! Really!

~ Liz ~ said...

Thinking differently sure turns out great under your creative hand. Amazing all the little touches you added. It's adorable!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Your creativity is endless!!

Liz Hockamier said...

First of all: I love the sweet necklaces!
Second of all: What a great way to display them!

A darling post!

Have a great weekend!

must love junk said...

LOVE your repurposed jewelry holder! So creative as usual!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

The lamp makes a perfect display for your wonderful necklaces, Betsy! Thanks for stopping by!

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

unique pieces of jewelry for sure and you know I love a great repurposed lamp.
catching you Betsy!