Wednesday, March 20, 2013

3 Necklaces made with a combo of new and vintage findings

Making jewelry with old parts and new parts is pretty much my favorite thing to do. Which is why I savored every page of Vintage Revised Jewelry: 35 step-by-step Projects Inspired by Lost, Found, and Recycled Treasures.




Here are 3 of my latest necklaces.

The one on the left is an old rhinestone necklace that was missing its focal center piece. I scored one of those new "vintage looking" skull cameos that happened to fit in perfectly. I love the combo!

The center is a vintage knot pin that I put the new letter beads on that spell out "nice" get it KNOT NICE ?

And the one on the right is one of those repro Tim Holtz game spinners just on a ball chain.

If you want to get yourself in the running for a copy of Vintage Revised Jewelry pop on over to Craft Gossip Recycling.

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Vintage Revised Jewelry:
35 step-by-step Projects Inspired by Lost, Found, and Recycled Treasures
by
Co-Co Nichole Bush

"Transform vintage finds and broken objects into jewellery to treasure with Vintage Revised Jewelry. Nichole Bush has a passion for creating one-of-a-kind jewellery by combining antique and vintage treasures to make distinctive and unique statements, and in these 35 projects, she shares that passion with you. Old keys become quirky earrings or hang on chains as a pretty necklace. Pieces of watches capture a moment in time - combined with other trinkets, they're turned into a lapel pin or wrist cuff. Anything can be a charm for a necklace or bracelet - from beads to brooches and earrings, even door knobs. Metal locker number tags act as intriguing focal points and tintypes (photographs on metal rather than paper, made in the late 19th century) provide an instant echo of the past. Some designs are deeply personal, incorporating things that remind Nichole of family and friends, and she suggests what you might include for your own individual pieces. With clear, step-by-step artworks and instructions, a helpful techniques section, and lots of inspiration throughout, you will soon become skilled in making your own pieces of nostalgic, stunning jewellery."

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