Sunday, October 31, 2010

Necklace Mosaic

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Took a break from "decluttering", and getting the "old" out of the house, and worked on some necklaces this weekend. Vintage/old reusable jewelry does not get decluttered around here. This one, I started with a vintage, screw on type earring which I removed the back and attached it to a filigree piece (new), then built the necklace from there. Used some amber colored czech beads and filigree beads.
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The focal point on this one is also a vintage earring. My camera will not pick up the color of the dark crystals correctly, as they have more of a dark purple color and sparkle to them.


This one is from all new materials. Was in Michaels recently and saw a package of charms that included this one with 43 on it, and decided I needed to use it in a necklace or bracelet, the 43 has a special meaning to me. :-D
This one - Not sure I am through with it just yet. The chain, faux pearl bead chain and the purple beads are vintage. The purple beads are a mystery to me - they are vintage as I know when I bought them new. :-D The mystery is that when I bought the original necklace the beads were a very deep cobalt blue, and over a period of time the color changed to a deep purple!!
I am linking up with Mary @ "Mosaic Monday" http://dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.com/
Laurie @ "Some of My Favorite Things Saturday" http://bargainhuntingwithlaurie.blogspot.com/
Thanks ladies for hosting again this week. Be sure and visit Mary and Laurie to see what they and the other participants have to share with us this week.

Glenda

25 comments:

Vee said...

Just lovely. I so appreciate your eye for creating new pieces from former ones and making them all pretty again. What a great way to appreciate them.

Pondside said...

No goblins here, just this good witch.
Your jewelry is very pretty!

eileeninmd said...

Well done, beautiful jewelry peices.

Snap said...

Lovely necklaces. It's good to take a break from decluttering. You have to have a little fun and looks like your time was fun and productive!

Dishesdone said...

Very pretty! you did a terrific job!

Pat said...

You create the most beautiful jewelry with all your vintage finds, Glenda! I love it all!

Diann said...

Oh how pretty! I really like that first one! Love the colors.

Diana said...

Great pieces! I, too, share your love for repurposing the old. My fave is the amber earring and faceted beads piece. Yummy!
Diana

Chambray Blue said...

Very nice! I loved the first necklace!!

Sandra said...

Very pretty! You are very talented!
Blessings,
Sandra

Tina said...

You talented girl - these are eye candy. I love the first necklace. Thanks for sharing.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Your jewelry is just beautiful... I love them all!!! It's so much creating beautiful things!!! I wanted to thank you for visiting and for your sweet comments... Blessings~~ Daphne

Genie said...

What a lovely collection of vintage jewelry. You are very talented and your work is beautiful. The one with your special #43 is my favorite. HMM.

Kim said...

Those are gorgeous Glenda - I especially love the one with the numbers. You are very talented.
Only good goblins came here!
xoxo,
Kim

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Glenda, you do beautiful work! Have a wonderful week!

Monica@The White Bench said...

Love your yellow necklace, Glenda! Something I'd definitely wear!
And thank you very much for your kindness! I got the magazine, but appreciated very much you offered your help!
Monicax.

Betsy said...

Ooooh, you know I love these. I especially like the one with the amber beads and recycled earring.
You do beautiful work.

Mary said...

They are so lovely, Glenda! Seeing them takes me back to the times when I used to play in my mother's or my aunt's jewelry boxes... It's wonderful to reuse all that beautiful costume jewelry. :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

These all are so pretty Glenda. You are so creative. laurie

Sarah said...

Lovely and creative work.
Have a great weekend! ~ Sarah

xinex said...

Very pretty pieces, Glenda! You are very creative....Christine

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Glenda...these are fabulous! I especially like the first one with the amber. You are very talented :)

Blessings!
Gail

Maggie B said...

Such pretty necklaces, what a lovely way to repurpose a single vintage earring.
I think the amber necklace is my favourite.
Hope you're weekend is great.
Maggie

Carol said...

The Amber necklace is my favorite, too. It is wonderful!

Susan said...

Your jewelry is just so pretty!!