Friday, August 22, 2014

Salt & Pepper Shaker Necklaces

Remember the plate of salt and pepper shakers I shared last week?  This is what they look
like now.....

sterling silver salt pepper shakers
All dressed up and ready to be loved again.

vintage sterling silver salt and pepper shakers
A few weeks ago my sister-in-law gave me these tiny salt and pepper shakers that belonged to her parents.  No one in the family was interested in them, so she offered them to me knowing I'd be able to do something with them.  It was impossible to remove all the dents and tarnish, but I think it just adds to their character.

salt and pepper shaker necklaces
Decorated pearls and glass beads hang from the wrapped loops on the bottom. 

repurposed jewelry from salt and pepper shakers
The tops had to be well dressed too, so I added some bling and beads.

salt and pepper shaker necklaces
I added decorative flower connectors to these two.  The one on the right had a lid that I thought was smashed beyond repair, but I didn't give up on it and eventually got it to screw back on.  It must have been through a few wild dinner parties.

repurposed salt and pepper shakers
I mixed and matched different chains and clasps. 

how to make a necklace from a salt shaker
Seven of the shakers are marked sterling.

sterling salt shaker necklace tutorial
One is marked S. Pewter S.C.

tutorial on how to make a sterling salt shaker necklace
I added a small bead cap between the shaker top and bottom to prevent the head pin from pulling through the hole in the soft silver.  I had good intentions of doing this as a full tutorial, but these things were so difficult to photograph.  I finally had to give up on that idea if I ever wanted to finish them.

jewelry made from sterling salt shakers
Hmm, I'm thinking they'd also make mighty fine Christmas tree ornaments or lamp pulls.

vintage sterling salt and pepper shaker necklaces
I told my sister-in-law that I wanted her to have one for herself and for each of her two daughters.  They chose #2, #6, and #7, then I chose #8 with its rescued lid.  I know they'll be worn with love and fond memories of where they came from.

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