Friday, August 15, 2014

Another Batch of Vintage Silverware Necklaces

I've been busy cutting, filing, drilling, stamping, polishing, and decorating some of the silverware that I've hoarded accumulated over the last couple of months.  I finally finished at least two dozen necklaces and some stamped silverware plant markers after a little mishap with the hacksaw and my finger.  Ouch!

repurposed vintage silverware necklaces stamped embellished necklaces
Do you recognize any of these patterns from your childhood? 

#mysalvagedtreasures silverware handle necklaces vintage DIY
I'm almost positive that the Queen Bess pattern on the left is the one my parents had when we were growing up.  I'll have to check with my mom about that because it looks so familiar.  

DIY repurposed silverware handle necklaces embellished pendants
These were decorated with flower charms and part of a vintage sweater clip.

vintage DIY necklaces made from silverware handles
Bits and pieces of salvaged jewelry and a sweet little starfish charm.

#mysalvagedtreasures repurposed silverware DIY necklaces
I have plenty more that never made it in front of the camera or to my Etsy shop, so they'll be coming with me to my next show in September.    

repurposed DIY silver salt and pepper shaker necklaces
My next jewelry project involves these sweet little salt and pepper shakers.  All they need is a little polishing and a lot of love, then they'll be good to go...dents and all.

What's on your workbench these days?

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  1. Your jewelry is so beautiful! I can't wait to see what you do with the S & P Shakers, Betsy!

  2. I always love your combinations! Can't wait for the salt shaker transformation. Several of those patterns look familiar to me, I wish I could figure out which belonged to which grandma. Must ask around!

  3. The words hacksaw and finger in the same sentence gave me a chill.
    Love the pendants - so pretty!
    Nothing on the workbench here - I need to get busy.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  4. Every piece is just beautiful! I just love your work. My workbench has consisted of printing and laminating things for school recently! Ready to have time for home projects again. Soon I hope...:)

    Blessings, Vicky

  5. Lovely! I can't wait to see what you create with the little shakers!

  6. I just purchased the necklace with the pretty. My birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks so I decided since I haven't purchased jewelry for myself in is the time!!! I don't wear it very often anymore and if I don't wear this it will look mighty pretty on my vintage dress form (Miss Desert Rose)! Your work is lovely! I'm anxious to see what you do with those shakers!

  7. Gorgeous pieces! You are so talented - I can't wait to see what you make from the silver shakers!

  8. Yes the pattern is Queen Bess and it makes me sad to see it chopped up.

  9. Very pretty, Betsy! You have been BUSY!! xoxo

  10. Such new pretties for your shop!! Love them, I of course made my self one a while back and where it all the time, they are perfect! :) I've collected a few shakers to turn into jewelry pieces, but haven't made it there yet, I can't wait to see your darlings! Those are too cute!! :) xo Holly

  11. Gorgeous, as always and can't wait to see what you with the little S&Ps. I have a large hoard of the tiny glass ones. Hope the finger is okay!!

  12. Love your unique!
    Waiting to see your creativity with those wonderful little shakers! Have fun!

  13. I love your beautiful necklaces! Your embellishments are gorgeous and your stamping just perfect! Hope the finger is healing well!

  14. Ouch...a finger and a hacksaw...doesn't sound good! Love all of your beautiful creations!

  15. Love your necklaces and love the one I have (Paris :) but ouch to the hacksaw and finger! Hope you are doing OK. Big Hugs!!

  16. Your necklaces are gorgeous, Betsy! I'm sorry to hear about the hacksaw incident. That sounds painful.
    Have a great weekend!

  17. These are just so pretty! My favorite is the star fish, all so unique. Can't imagine what you are going to do with those salt shakers, but I'm definitely coming to find out!

  18. Betsy,
    Your necklaces are just gorgeous. I cannot wait to see what you do with those awesome salt and pepper shakers. So much beautiful talent flows from you.

  19. Good morning! I hope you are having a great Sunday morning. I collect silver also and recognized a lot of your silver. It becomes a passion.
    I don't make pretty things like you do..but one would have to go a long way to be as creative as you are with yours. Just beautiful. The "By The Sea" caught my's wonderful!
    You are in California also? My daughter lives in Corona Del Mar and has changed her decor to a much more beachy theme.
    It's been nice visiting your blog.
    Mona :)_

    I found you on Linda's blog I believe. The name of your blog interested me. What fun to have an Etsy shop!! I shop there often.

  20. I had to smile at your comment about recognizing those patterns... I do believe I do!

    So beautiful - can't wait to see what you make from those S&P shakers!

  21. Betsy, these are lovely! You are very creative and talented! I hope you are better after your accident!

  22. Hi Betsy,

    First, thanks so much for coming by The Marmelade Gypsy -- it's a pleasure to "meet you" and thanks for the follow! I intend to do exactly the same!

    Your necklaces are simply gorgeous. I've seen spoon necklaces before but yours seem so beautifully made they are exceptional. I can't wait to see what you do with the shakers!

  23. I see one with my Mom's pattern. How sweet! Will they be in your Etsy shop?

  24. Love your jewelry Betsy! You really have a knack for putting it all together and making it look so pretty. Very curious to see what you do with the tiny salt and pepper shakers :)

  25. The necklaces are absolutely beautiful. I am heading to your Etsy to see if the By The Sea piece is still available.

  26. I don't see "By The Sea" on your Etsy. Is it sold? If not, I really want it.

  27. Betsy, your jewelry is lovely! I can't wait to see what you do with the little shakers! I'm in love with them just as they are. I've added you to my bloglovin' list and are following along!

  28. Gorgeous Jewelry Betsy! Love it. You have an excellent eye ♥

  29. My friend, these are awesome! I have always adored your work! Bet these are heading for Mes Amis!




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