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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Making a Book Necklace from Leather Scraps and Old Book Pages

Making a Book Necklace from Leather Scraps and Old Book Pages

Two facts you should know about me: (1) I love old books, and (2) I love miniature ANYTHING. My bibliophile tendencies date way back…in fact, I’m pretty sure it’s a genetic affliction. And now that I think about it, my obsessions with all things dainty is just as genetic. So, why not combine these two loves into some upcycled jewelry in the form of a book necklace?Read more ›

Repurposing Old Jewelry as Ribbon Bookmarks

Repurposing Old Jewelry as Ribbon Bookmarks

Unlike most people, I still read regular books (as opposed to the Kindle/Nook route). Hopefully I’m not the last person on Earth reading…brick and mortar(?) books. Which means, I am always in the market for bookmarks so that I don’t dog ear the pages. Anyway, I decided that turning some of broken jewelry into ribbon bookmarks would be fun to do.Read more ›