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« on: October 28, 2008 10:21:22 PM »

Here is a bunch of jewelery I made a few months back...I have to appologize for the GIGANTIC photos but it is a pain the the butt to downsize them. At any rate, you can see them in GREAT detail! =^.^=

This necklace charm is made of a vintage watch piece that no longer works...It probably just needs a new battery now that I think of it. Anyhow, I thought it would make a neat little necklace.



This necklace charm is made from a magazine clipping of a tree. I then put blank colored magazine paper on the back, cut some old plastic from a stash of containers and covered it with clear packing tape...Cheapo lamination!! woohoo! Then I added some beads of course.



I used the same method for this one...


All of the beads used for all of my projects were given to me by people who didn't want them anymore....In fact most of the jewelery I make is from old things that people don't want and give to me via freecycle.org. (it's a fantastic way to recycle almost anything!!) http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=201915.msg2149142#msg2149142


I assume this was once a pair of earrings anyway, but they didn't have the hooks...so I added them.


Finally, here are some vintage toys turned keychains...I screwed in an eye screw and attached some old keychain thingies.



Hope you enjoyed!!! Let me know what you think...any faves? least faves?
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2008 10:41:39 PM »

love your stuff!! the first is my favorite. i've got a thing for watches and watch pieces. 8 )
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2008 11:50:39 PM »

Are you aware that "vintage" watches don't have batteries? You have to wind them up. Take it to a watch shop, pawn shop, or antiques shop.
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2008 12:10:42 AM »

I really love the first one too!
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2008 06:48:14 AM »

Love the watch pendant.  You have inspired me to make a few out of some old watches from my MIL.
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2008 07:57:59 AM »

Are you aware that "vintage" watches don't have batteries? You have to wind them up. Take it to a watch shop, pawn shop, or antiques shop.
No I wasn't...good to know though.

I have to agree...the watch pendant is one of my favorites as well. One of the most solid pieces there too for sure.


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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2008 02:43:49 PM »

what a clever idea with the watch - i bet you'll get more wear out of it now than in it's original form. the addition of the beads and findings really makes it lovely!
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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2008 08:23:43 AM »

I like your lamination pieces!  Especially Alice Cooper.
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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2008 08:33:06 AM »

I like your lamination pieces!  Especially Alice Cooper.
Thank you!
I'm not sure how durable they are though. They would definitely last longer if they were laminated with a machine but I like recycling old plastic...
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« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2008 07:55:55 PM »

love it! every single piece!
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