I have so much jewelry, much of which I bought at thrift stores. The majority of these finds I really never intended to wear it, but add it in my art. However, they were put aside, until this past September when I dug through my stash, and made my Goddess piece I showed you on this post.
Here are some of the pieces I have to work with. This are waiting to make it into my creations.
I decided to take a couple of the necklaces apart.
I specifically bought this used necklace for the silver pieces. However, there are a lot of other pieces left to play with. If I’m going to add these to cards I will probably have to take off the top bead (as I did in the very bottom piece) and maybe the other bead since it sticks out. I’ll just have to play around with it. But I love these pieces.
So here are a few of the cards I made using recycled jewelry.
This is a newer one that I worked on this morning and in my hurry to get it done, I didn’t add the jewelry before I attached it to the card. I need to remove it from the card, sew on the earring, and put on another card. It will just need a few stitches to hold it down. But you get the idea.
When using it on art pieces, I don’t have to worry about the thickness. Here are the two goddess pieces I made.
And the second one with the matching earring.
So many pieces of jewelry – so little time!! I’m off on another tangent so not sure when I’ll get back to these, but I will return.
For those of us who celebrate Thanksgiving, Happy Thanksgiving. And for the rest of you, I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week. Now back to the sewing machines!
Your pieces are beautiful and the use of them is great. I inherited a plethora of what I believe to be costume jewelry. (4 shoe boxes FULL) I could send cards out monthly to all residents at a nursing home and there would still be a great amount left after 10 years, lol. I’ve been able to give my costume jewelry to restores but with not knowing about Miss Cynthia’s it’s a bit of a quandary for me. One of these days I’m sure a post like this will be a catalyst for me to move forward. Thanks for the now and for the future inspiration.
Luann, Thank you and I understand. As I said, I’ve had some of those pieces for 25 years and now just getting around to it. Now I’m on another adventure which will take me away from them for awhile. But they’ll be there, like yours will, when you get the inspiration. Happy Thanksgiving!