Braided Bracelets from Vintage Handkerchiefs

Braided Bracelets from Vintage Handkerchiefs

Making my own jewelry has been a staple in my life for about as long as I’ve had motor skills. I’ve obviously graduated from the friendship pins and bracelets of childhood. But, this project is nearly just as simple, using some vintage handkerchiefs as the main ingredient.Read more ›

Halloween Cookie Cutters as Needle Felting Supplies

Halloween Cookie Cutters as Needle Felting Supplies

I can’t recall when or how I first heard about the craft of needle felting. But it is a technique that I’ve admired for a while and wanted to try out. A friend of mine told me that the easiest way to learn was to use cookie cutters as needle felting supplies for shaping the wool. So, when I thrifted these Halloween cookie cutters, I knew it was time to give felting wool a go!Read more ›

Matching Best Friends Necklaces from Vintage Clip On Earrings

Matching Best Friends Necklaces from Vintage Clip On Earrings

When I was growing up, lots of little girls wore those matching Best Friends necklaces. They consisted of a single heart charm that was “cracked” in half, and each girl would wear one of the halves. Fast forward a few decades to today, where I decided to reinvent the idea of best friend necklaces for adults. And to do so, I’d convert a pair of vintage clip on earrings as the matching pendants!Read more ›

How to Make a DIY Charm Bracelet with Rhinestone Buttons

How to Make a DIY Charm Bracelet with Rhinestone Buttons

I had seen versions of this idea floating around on Pinterest and just KNEW I had to make my own. A DIY charm bracelet made with rhinestone buttons is DEFINITELY my style. I’m happy to admit that I actually prefer vintage rhinestone ANYTHING over real diamonds- crazy, I know!
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Statement Brooches with Wood Medallions and Tweed

Statement Brooches with Wood Medallions and Tweed

For two years now, I’ve had a bag of wood medallions (also known as appliques, those wooden embellishments appear on furniture) just sitting in my craft room. I purchased them at an architectural antiques store in Nashville, TN because they seemed PERFECT for a future project. At the time, I didn’t know what I’d do with them. Until I started envisioning them as statement brooches for a coat or hat…
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Lapel Flower or Cloth Flowers from Flour Sack Fabric

Lapel Flower or Cloth Flowers from Flour Sack Fabric

After taking a lengthy break from upcycled jewelry making projects, I decided it was time for me to delve back into it. I’ve made plenty of bracelets and necklaces, but never a brooch or a pin! And I decided to make a lapel flower with the same flour sack fabric that I used for this project with vintage wooden spools.Read more ›

Wooden Pendant Necklace from a Vintage Tennis Racket

Wooden Pendant Necklace from a Vintage Tennis Racket

I didn’t set out to make a wooden pendant necklace when I lopped the heads off of vintage tennis rackets for my Christmas cross stitch project. But, crafting kismet took over right from the start. Here, allow me to explain and show you what I mean.
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Upcycled Jewelry and Repurposed Jewelry Making Ideas

Upcycled Jewelry and Repurposed Jewelry Making Ideas

Upcycled jewelry or making some one-of-a-kind jewelry for myself is something I absolutely love to do. Whether I make some repurposed jewelry out of random items from around the house or from broken jewelry, I love it all the same.Read more ›

Boho Bracelets with Plastic Bangles and Vintage Sheets

Boho Bracelets with Plastic Bangles and Vintage Sheets

As a general rule, bangles don’t usually fit me very well. My wrists are, quite literally, the only dainty part of my body. Which means, the average bangle bracelet just won’t stay on. I took a chance and tried on these plastic bangles from the thrift store and was blown away at how well they fit! I didn’t care much for their appearance, but I knew I could transform them into some boho bracelets that would look more my style.Read more ›

Metal Buttons for Coin Jewelry and a Boho Bracelet

Metal Buttons for Coin Jewelry and a Boho Bracelet

I love coin jewelry, but it can be expensive and difficult to make. It has great bohemian style and feels exotic to wear. When I stumbled across an artisan who has created a gorgeous line of “coin” jewelry by upcycling the metal buttons of days gone by, I was instantly smitten. The button jewelry looked JUST like old coins (or even pirate coins!) and I knew I had to give it ago.Read more ›