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« on: April 22, 2010 02:32:31 PM »

First, the big cuff I made:

I took the pale pink flower from a pair of clip on earrings that my mom gave me. They were falling apart, so I helped it along.
I made a frame for the cuff and arranged my beads:


I made a big spiral to give it shape


Put on the flower


And covered it with beads





Next I made an interesting looking pendant/brooch out of a cameo my mom also gave me. It too, had seen better days.


Without the cameo -- which I'm using in another wire wrap project. It took a long time to get all the old glue off, then I scrubbed it with soap and a toothbrush and baking soda... it's not silver.


I polished the inside a bit more and drilled holes around it


I took the stones from this pair of clip on earrings (one shown)


And went to work:



To finish it off, I glued a piece of black felt and cardboard to the back, the black felt added lots of depth to the design.
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2010 02:52:47 PM »

Those are so pretty  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2010 03:09:01 PM »

I love what you did with that pin! So amazing!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2010 03:49:21 PM »

Great work. I love them both.
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2010 05:41:41 PM »

Gorgeous work!
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2010 07:09:20 PM »

Fantastic work!  Way to repurpose!  Hitting this rocks!
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2010 07:46:06 PM »

Both of them are so beautiful! You have definitely inspired me to make a cuff for myself, yours is too pretty to resist!
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2010 03:26:04 PM »

thanks you guys!!! you rock!
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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2010 03:24:19 PM »

love them! I'm curious to see what you are going to do with the cameo!
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« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2010 09:43:34 PM »

So pretty! The cuff is gorgeous and I love that it is re-purposed jewelry!
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