Handmade Eclectic Jewelry
Lately, I’ve been creating unique pieces of jewelry in my studio using bits & pieces of vintage jewelry I’ve been collecting. The heart shaped pendant in the photo above is one I cut from copper sheeting, soldered and accented with a vintage postcard image, red rhinestone trim and German silver glass glitter. The front and back of this pendant is covered with a layer of clear resin. Then I created the necklace from pearl, iridescent pink and red beads.
This bracelet is created from a vintage earring that I could not pass up at a flea market. I LOVE the coral color and all the detail. The scallop lace around the outer edge and flower center is so intricate. The earring is attached to a bracelet that has a spring type hinge. This type bracelet makes it super easy to get on and off. The bracelet can be worn alone or you can accent it with a few rhinestone bracelets. I think the coral color with clear rhinestones makes for a beautiful combination.
This was a super fun charm bracelet to create. I attached screw eyes to each of the game pieces to make them into charms. I used lots of different game pieces… Scrabble Tiles, Bingo Tiles, Monopoly Houses, Chess Pieces and other fun game pieces. I added a strand a pearl bead chain that accents the top of the charm bracelet to spruce it up a bit. So when you find game pieces here and there while junking grab them because soon you will have enough to make your own unique game piece charm bracelet.
These sweet pendants range in size from 16mm to 19mm. I used Jewelry Clay, Clear Resin, Diamond Stickles, words from a vintage book from the early 1920’s and wire wrapped beads to accent the 16mm charms. The images are from vintage ephemera. These charms are perfect to accent a necklace or bracelet.