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Bonster4454
« on: October 14, 2009 09:36:37 PM »






I made this necklace last week using foreign coins from my collection as a child. The circles and rectangular clasps I salvaged from a belt. The beads are vintage brass (I think) and the chain came from other vintage necklaces.

This is my new favorite thing to do, taking apart the old and creating the new.

Comments are appreciated    Grin!

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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2009 09:47:11 PM »

it looks very vintage, the pieces go well together, way to make use of old stuff!
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2009 09:47:26 PM »

I love it!
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2009 05:55:26 AM »

I love it.  Great job!!  Great thinking out of the box!!!
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2009 10:02:49 AM »

I'm certainly no expert, but those look like Japanese 5-yen coins, which are traditionally good luck.  I only have a vague concept, so somebody correct or clarify for me. 
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2009 03:34:26 PM »

Very, very nice.  It has a steampunk flavor to it.  Wonderful.
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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2009 04:38:31 PM »

I'm certainly no expert, but those look like Japanese 5-yen coins, which are traditionally good luck.  I only have a vague concept, so somebody correct or clarify for me. 

Oh.. I like good luck coins, I should wear this necklace more often. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2009 04:39:56 PM »

Thanks for the comments. I love the steam punk jewelry, but I wasn't sure if I had it in me to make it.

*smiling* Thank you!!
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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2009 04:07:42 AM »

FABULOUS!!!!  I have heard it said that imitation is the highest form of flattery.  I want to make something similar with home made beads and links.. I hope you don't mind, stay posted!  I LOVE this Necklace.....
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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2009 12:46:20 PM »

This is really pretty Smiley. I've got a big tin of foreign coins that I've been wanting to make some jewellery from, but sadly I don't have any with holes in the middle like the ones you used so linking them to anything will be a bit of a challenge!
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