Happy Groundhog Day everyone!
How embarrassing...sometimes when people ask me where I live, I almost hate to tell them.
What is your town famous for?
Okay, now that I got that out of the way, I'm going to ramble on about using vintage jewelry to make new jewelry.
For years now I have admired all the jewelry I've been seeing made from recycled vintage jewelry.
It's always quite costly, so I started picking up odds and ends at flea markets and thrift shops with intentions of making my own.
This is a necklace that I've been working on.
It's quite long and I was having trouble fitting it all into one photo so that you could actually see everything.
To tell you the truth, I've been having a tough time getting decent photos at all.
As you can see, I made my own chain by wiring together freshwater pearls.
I used some brass chain as well along with a few brass charms and findings.
I picked up this old button in an antique shop a while ago.
I love it even with it's imperfections.
The rhinestone piece looks like it may have been an embellishment from a vintage hat.
The white stone in this photo adds interest I think.
This part dangles from the bottom.
It's part of a vintage earring that I picked up at a flea market.
There's even a bit of vintage lace incorporated into this necklace.
So far, this is my favorite of all the necklaces that I've made.
Well, I've rambled on enough.
See you soon.