Friday, October 17, 2014

Junking Finds and Jewelry Creations

Are you still finding any good yard sales in your area?  The promising sounding sales that grab my attention and make me eager to venture out at the crack of dawn have been almost nonexistent lately. I did find one decent yard sale last weekend, then there was a flea market the weekend before where I found some pretty good junk.....

  What are the chances of finding an orange scale?  It was waiting for me at the yard sale along with a few other things that aren't pictured.  Everything else is from the flea market.  

 The person who painted this scale nailed pumpkin orange!
It doesn't get much pumpkin-ier than this.

I thought the Paris hand colored litho by G. Lelong was so pretty, but the frame...not so much.  I bought the smaller picture on the right for the frame.

I bought this one because I love the sweet poem and the frame. The thermometer doesn't work, but I couldn't leave it behind.

A small rusty cast iron basket inside a tarnished champagne bucket inside a large rusty wire basket.  Love!

20 aluminum cups (about the size of Dixie cups) and some metal numbers.  I'm thinking the cups would make great candle holders after I dress them up a bit.  

 This box full of crystal chandelier parts caught my eye just as I was leaving the flea market.  I had to pick out all the broken glass and several parts were missing, but the price was right and I saw it as a box full of potential.  

These are always fun to make when I can find crystals in decent shape and with holes large enough to accommodate a jump ring.  I soaked the crystals in Efferdent over night to get rid of all the gunk trapped in the holes, then I was able to start on the fun part.




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33 comments:

  1. Your crystal earrings are so pretty! I would never have thought of soaking them in Everdent. Your a genius! I love the baskets all stacked up together. They look so cool like that!

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  2. Fun finds! I love those crystal chandelier earrings. You should come share over at Thrifty Things Friday! :)

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  3. Efferdent? Great idea, and it cleans the inside of vases, too! Super finds! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  4. Pretty crystal earrings! Love the orange scale! Very much pumpkin colored!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  5. The orange sacle is to cool! And, I love the earrings. They are gorgeous. I have never thought about using efferdent to clean the holes and crevices. Thanks for sharing that tip! Have a blessed weekend.

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  6. Only you could find a broken chandelier and think earrings! That orange scale is awesome, but I'm loving the wire basket. They are at the top of my focus list, but hard to find here. Hope you find more goodies this weekend!

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  7. Ooh, I love the way you used the pearl shank buttons for dangles!!!! Now whatcha gonna do with the rest of that nifty chandelier?

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  8. Love the earrings!
    I have heard of people using efferdent to clean the inside of old bottles, so can see how it would work on the crystals. Great idea.
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  9. Happy sigh! Love your finds -- and those earrings!

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  10. An orange scale, well oh good golly!! Love what you did with the crystals.

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  11. Great treasures Betsy-love the earrings you made!

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  12. Fun earrings! I have tons of these crystals!!!! The Sacramento flea is headed back to its old spot SOON!!! Can't wait!

    Have a good weekend! Xo

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  13. Only you could find a Halloween kitchen scale! lol! Love all your finds today - the framed verse is precious and loving the little cast iron basket. The chandy earrings are gorgeous! No garage sales and the flea market prices are so high here, but I do have some things to share for your next Vintage Inspiration Party! Have a great weekend! xo Karen

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  14. I've already been to Etsy to see your new earrings. These are all just beautiful! Love all of your fun finds. Enjoy your weekend! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  15. The orange scale is perfect for Fall...love it. The earring you made are so pretty...love them too.
    ~Cindy

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  16. Beat haul! Love all of your finds.

    Judy

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  17. Great idea for cleaning the crystals. My favorite is the framed poem.

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  18. Great finds. Lovely Crystal earrings. You definitely see junk with treasure eyes. Falling into Autumn Bliss...

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  19. I hit a local estate sale this morning as a matter of fact:) Left with an old champagne cooler and faux trophy. Almost bought a rusty wheeled shopping cart but stopped myself because my husband would kill me (no where to put it!) I, too, have made and sold chandelier earrings, but I like yours better! Great inspiration as usual.
    xoKathleen

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  20. Love your orange scale...makes me want to paint one! The earrings you made are BEAUTIFUL!

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  21. You are the basket whisperer lol! I never find great baskets! The chandelier earrings are adorable and how great to find an orange scale in the fall! I can't wait to see what ingenious idea you cook up for those tin cups!

    Carol

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  22. Great finds, love the pumpkin scale and I had the little aqua one! Loving the wire basket and what a find in that chandie! Your earrings are so pretty...I know you will be making more. Have fun.

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  23. I would have bought everything you bought. Love the Parisian print. I never pass those up. Perhaps you could tone down the gold on the frame unless it is gilt...then you would be inclined to keep it. The little picture in the frame might be an engraving. A whole other collecting genre.
    Love it all,
    Ginene

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  24. I think you did good, girl! I'm with you, love the framed art, so much the frame Maybe you could paint it and distress it. I'm crazy about that wire basket and all the aluminum cups or whatever. I love the chandelier but love the jewelry even better. Great job!

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  25. Lots of great finds, Betsy! Your crystal chandelier earrings are gorgeous!
    Congratulations on having your treasure box necklaces published. That's wonderful :)!!!These are fantastic piece of jewelry as well. Lucky Laurie must have been super excited to win such a fabulous necklace.
    Have a great Sunday!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  26. Betsy, you're still scoring some great finds! Love the big wire basket! :)
    Susan

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  27. Love that orange scale! That's so wonderful you found that and at this time of year...perfect!! Love all your other finds too. And those earrings are so pretty!! Happy new week Betsy! xo Holly

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  28. What a scale !!! Love it with the pumpkin..perfect for the season! :)

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  29. Junk sale is the operative term and that's most of what I've been seeing lately -- if I see one more Fisher Price toy, I'll scream. You lucked out. Easy to replace the frame on the Paris print and the scale is to die for!

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  30. wow, danke für die tollen bilder und inspirationen, liebe grüße von angie aus deutschland

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  31. Great finds! The earrings are such a great idea, too.

    Hop on over, I'm having my third "Let's Talk Vintage" link party today, would love to have you join us. :)

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  32. Armchair viewing is almost as fun as going hunting myself for treasures. I really enjoyed my visit. Especially when I see items I've formerly owned like your scale, not in pumpkin orange though!

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  33. I love that Paris litho and that scale is so fun. You earrings are absolutely gorgeous!!

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