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 ›

35+ DIY Ideas for Upcycled Jewelry

35+ DIY Ideas for Upcycled Jewelry

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 ›

Fabric Bracelets from a Vintage Sheet

Fabric Bracelets from a Vintage Sheet

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 fabric bracelets that would look more my style.Read more ›

Coin Bracelet from Vintage Metal Buttons

Coin Bracelet from Vintage Metal Buttons

I love coin jewelry (especially a coin bracelet), 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 vintage metal buttons, I was instantly smitten. The button jewelry looked JUST like old coins (or even pirate coins!) and I knew I had to give it a go.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 ›

Pulley Pendants: Steampunk’s Softer Side

When I found these itty-bitty pulleys way back in February 2014, I knew right away they were the perfect jewelry-making component. But months- nearly a YEAR!- went by before I thought about making them again. Well, my friends, the time has finally come.Read more ›

How to Make a Pin Holder or Pin Display with Cotton String

How to Make a Pin Holder or Pin Display with Cotton String

I’ve made a lot of jewelry organization projects in my time, but this is the only one specifically for vintage brooches. It’s a play off an idea I saw at an antiques store that used cotton string (straight from the hardware store) as a pin display or pin holder. And I knew right away I wanted to recreate my own version!

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Necklace Making with Vintage Wooden Spools and Flour Sack Fabric

Necklace Making with Vintage Wooden Spools and Flour Sack Fabric

I have what you might call a *thing* for vintage wooden spools. And by thing, I mean “mild obsession”, because there are just so many crafting possibilities with them! So, I decided to do some necklace making with them!Read more ›

Make Your Own Necklace with Scarf Material

Make Your Own Necklace with Scarf Material

I am a hardcore scarf person; once the weather cools down, a long flowy number becomes my best friend and go-to accessory. And while I love a vintage scarf, they are often damaged and flawed, making them perfect for upcycling projects. So, I decided to make a chunky necklace with the scarf material from this pretty floral scarf that I recently found.Read more ›