This is exactly how I found them. Someone already did me the favor of cutting these heavy metal industrial poles into manageable 6" pieces.
I cleaned off the surface dirt, sprayed them with a coat of clear matte sealer, then beautified them with some vintage jewels.
This one is wearing an old barrette that I found at a yard sale. I removed the clip from the back, replaced the missing flower centers with pearl beads, then glued it on with some E6000.
I dressed this one up with a combination of three antiqued silver filigrees and a vintage rhinestone earring.
I'm not sure if the flowers would be happy in rusty water, so I placed a small vintage bottle inside one of the vases and a glass tube inside the other.
There's just something about the combination of rhinestones, rust, and spring blooms that makes me smile.