Monday, February 25, 2013

Old Brooch or Necklace?!

     If you've read this blog for any amount of time, I'm sure you've noticed how much I love secondhand shopping. So many times when I find an item, I know just what I'm going to do with it. . . it just might take me a while to do it.

     This is one of those projects.
I found this awesome brooch at my favorite thrift store- at least a year ago- for fifty cents.
I knew that I wanted it to be a pendant on a necklace.
I pried the pin off the back with a pair of needle nose pliers. It wasn't too hard.
Then I glued one of these bails to the back (found these at Michaels).

Fast forward to two weeks ago when I took the pendant with me to Hobby Lobby to find some matching beads. I picked up three sets of pearls- black, pink, and green.

Then today, I sat down and strung them onto some wire.
Once I finished, I had enough beads to make a matching bracelet.
And some matching earrings.

     If you're a jewelry maker, don't forget to think outside the box when it comes to what kinds of pieces you use. Whether you're secondhand shopping or going through your grandma's old jewelry, keep your eye out for cute pieces like this that you can modify. You'll be glad you did!

     Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 27:1

This post is linked to Today's Creative Blog, Tip Junkie, Craft-O-Maniac, Making the World Cuter, Between Naps on the Porch, and Skip to My Lou.

1 comment:

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

That's a gorgeous set you've made, beads are perfect with the brooch