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Topic: Horseshoe Nail Necklace and Earrings Reconstructed  (Read 3687 times)
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mieljolie
« on: March 30, 2010 05:44:25 PM »



I have acquired many jewelry parts over the years at local thrift stores, garage sales and flea markets.  I always intend to make things out of the parts, but most never see the light of day outside my craft room for many years.  But, recently I found a retro horseshoe nail pendant (probably from the 70's) at the flea market for less than $1 and remembered I had some parts from a broken necklace or bracelet that I hadn't used for anything in over 10+ years.  Well, now they have a use!  I reconstructed the whole group with some wood beads into a new and improved necklace and matching earrings.  I had to reshape and wrap a few nails together to match the pendant.





There is more info and pics on my blog.  Thanks for looking!  Comments are welcome and appreciated.
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Muria
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2010 05:54:29 PM »

Cool idea!  The edges aren't sharp or anything?
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2010 06:12:21 PM »

Thanks, Muria.  Nope.  No sharp edges.  All the points are pretty much folded in.  The edges are pretty smooth and dull, anyway.

BTW, the wire wraps will tarnish eventually to match the center pendant with age.
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2010 06:32:48 PM »

What a find! That set looks really cool, and sort of Middle Eastern. I love it!
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2010 06:57:36 PM »

Being a horse lover.. I waaaaaaant those earrings... so wisted.. great work!!
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2010 07:41:30 PM »


Very pretty!
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2010 07:43:16 PM »

Feast Your Eyes, it might look a bit Middle Eastern because I've recently been very influence by tribal and tribal fusion style bellydance costuming.  So, that's a big compliment for me.  Smiley

Bellazeus, if you have a horse and access to nails, they aren't too difficult to make.  Or, send me an excess of nails and I'd be happy to make you a pair.   Wink  Grin

Thanks, you two!  And thanks, sarahmaccarelli , too.
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