Sunday, February 27, 2011

Jewels with a New Life

I was able to put a dent in my jewelry repurposing projects this past week.  Lately, my little work space looks more like a very unorganized assembly line.  Bits and pieces are stacked up in trays, and each tray is in a different stage of life: clean, design, glue, assemble, photograph, price, post on blog, list on website, etc.  Sometimes the last two steps never get completed and everything ends up getting packed away for my next show.  Wouldn't it be nice to have an extra couple of hours in every day?

The little rhinestone flowers on top of these two necklaces came from a vintage bracelet I picked up at a yard sale. 

I bought all of these watch faces from Barbara Jean at Treasures from the Heart.  My supply was running low and Barb had these for sale.  Good timing!

I added  old watch parts and vintage earrings to these enamel pocket watch faces.  All of these have a bail attached to the pin so they can also be worn as a necklace.

The clip on earring is attached to a piece of old drawer hardware.

I found some bits and pieces of broken rosaries at a flea market and used them for this necklace and matching earrings.  The beads on the bottom of the earrings are new, and the focal point on the necklace was a vintage clip on earring.

 I recently purchased a baggie full of these little crocheted flowers not knowing exactly how I'd be using them.  Isn't that what we all do?  I glued one to an antiqued silver filigree and topped it with some bling.

The base of this necklace started life a shoe clip. I covered it with three vintage earrings, two buttons and a few stray rhinestones. 

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