Here's a peek of what I've been working on.
Remember this jar of stray bits and pieces I posted about a couple of weeks ago? I was at an antique show and dug through piles of broken jewels to fill the jar.
All of these creations have at least one component that came out of that jar. I was pleasantly surprised when I took a closer look at what I gathered. Some of it was in great shape and just needed a little cleaning, some of it will be going to my mom for her jeweled Christmas trees and wreaths, and the rest of the stash is still waiting in line for a makeover.
A clip on earring became part of a bracelet, and the broken rhinestone earrings were used in a necklace and two brooches.
The sweet angel was a broken pin that just needed a chain, and the silverware necklaces were embellished with lonely rhinestone jewels from the jar.
The large abalone shell was a perfect canvas for the white stone necklace along with some other bits I already had. The earrings are made from vintage pink glass buttons surrounded by parts salvaged from a bracelet.
These necklaces were transformed right away from the pile of tarnished silverware I found at the same antique show. Since then I've put together at least 30 more necklaces made from silverware handles and flattened and stamped spoons. They'll all be coming with me to the Pleasanton Antique Faire in downtown Pleasanton, Ca on Sunday. I sure wish you could all come visit!