Friendship Necklaces from a Pair of Vintage Clip On Earrings

Friendship Necklaces from a Pair of Vintage Clip On Earrings

When I was growing up, lots of little girls wore “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, as I reinvent the idea of friendship necklaces (or mother daughter necklaces). But instead of a heart charm, I upcycled a pair of vintage earrings into matching pendants!Read more ›

How to Make Custom Jewelry with Upcycled / Repurposed Supplies

How to Make Custom Jewelry with Upcycled / Repurposed Supplies

Designing and creating my own custom jewelry from any number of vintage or thrifted items is one of my favorite pastimes. In fact, I can’t even recall the last time I bought fashion jewelry at a big box store! I love the feeling of wearing cuff bracelets or cute necklaces that are one-of-a-kind to me.Read more ›

DIY Bracelets with Vintage Fabric and Broken Jewelry

DIY Bracelets with Vintage Fabric and Broken Jewelry

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 bracelets 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 DIY bracelets that fit my look much better.Read more ›

Making Coin Jewelry / Boho Jewelry from Metal Buttons

Making Coin Jewelry / Boho Jewelry from Metal Buttons

I love old coin jewelry, but it can be expensive and difficult to make. But what about using vintage buttons – specifically metal buttons – that have been flattened on a blacksmith anvil? Trust me when I tell you that they look like Pieces of Eight or other old coins, and then are wonderfully upcycled into fun accessories, such as a coin necklace or coin bracelet.
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Miniature Book Pendants from Repurposed Book Pages

Miniature Book Pendants from Repurposed 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 and add in a third obsession- DIY Upcycled Jewelry?Read more ›

Pulley Pendants: Steampunk’s Softer Side

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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Flour Power Spool Jewels

Flour Power Spool Jewels

I have what you might call a *thing* for old wooden spools. And by thing, I mean “mild obsession”, but there are just so many crafting possibilities with them! Case in point: these cutesy, kitschy necklaces.Read more ›

Re-Scarf Rescue: The New Necklace

Re-Scarf Rescue: The New Necklace

I am a hard-core scarf person; once the weather cools down, a long flowy number becomes my best friend and go-to accessory. Long, short, thick, thin, in any number of colors, prints, and fabrics…I have a growing collection.Read more ›

Necklace Rack from Wood Spools and Barn Wood

Necklace Rack from Wood Spools and Barn Wood

As a short & round woman, I am destined to love accessories since my clothing options are limited. Which means that jewelry organization and jewelry storage are always something I need more of. So, after collecting some barn wood (and other salvaged wood) and wood spools, I knew a necklace rack or wall jewelry organizer was in my DIY future…

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