Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Repurposed yard sale jewelry

I've recently taken an interest in vintage jewelry and in shopping yard sales for finds. I've also taken an interest in jewelry, so I've combined all of this into this fun piece:

a fabric rosette bib necklace!

The chain for this piece is actually two bracelets. The bracelets are a yard sale find- I got twenty plus bracelets for $2.50! I took the clasp off opposite ends of the two bracelets so I'd have a matching clasp once they were attached. The chains have been sewn onto the felt base. Fabric rosettes were glued to the felt base as well. The rhinestone button in the center is from a thrift store cardigan purchase ( I like the cardigan but did not think the buttons went well with it, so that's another item to "remake" for another day). The cabachons on each side are earrings, also a yard sale find.  I took the backs off and glued felt circles to the back of the earrings. I then cut another set of circles and the chain is sandwiched between the two circles. This is fairly simple and I had a lot of fun making it.

Since I can't keep everything I make, you'll find this in my shop.

I'll also be linking this up to some of the great link parties on my side bar.


  1. This is lovely! Great color combination!

  2. Very cool, and very inventive!

  3. So cute! Very pretty stuff!

  4. This is such a cute necklace, and so creative. Great Job!!

  5. I would so have to wear this fabulous creation with the biggest smile! It's just terrific, girl!
    Thank you so much for linking this up to my party at Frou Frou Decor!! Have a great weekend!!
    ~Terrell @ FFD~

  6. cute - I love finding reusable jewlery at garage sales, estates sale etc. So unique.


  7. Thank you for linking to It's Stinkin' Cute Craft Thursday. That is a great necklace...

    BTW, you will need to e-mail me because you won the giveaway for ISCCT #17! Congrats! itssewstinkincute @ hotmail.com

    I am working on the post now for ISCCT #18, so you will see it up in a bit.


  8. This is such a great idea. I love the colors. I'm definitely gonna follow you! ~Billie Monster :o)

  9. Oh I see you linked up an older project, well it's still very cute! I like the teal and black combination and those bracelets were a steal! Thank you for joining us at A Crafty Soiree! I hope to see you next week too!


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