Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Little Bling

Hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend. It has been a quiet one under my roof (thank you). Attended an art show and reception Friday evening which was very nice - some great art work , company and food. Did manage to get some of the leaves cleaned up on Saturday, but that will be an on going job for a while. Also went to an estate sale Saturday and bought 3 pieces of jewelry to work with, one of which turned out to be worth a lot more than I paid :-D - more on that on another post.
On the cool side again today and my allergies are having a "hay day", so stayed inside and worked on another necklace.
Some of you may remember, in mid October I posted here about these vintage earrings
and these vintage rhinestone buttons that I bought at an estate sale.
Welllll - I got out my trusty tools
and a few supplies
and after a bit of time
I came up with this .................

Actually, I am not through with it, as I did not have a black clasp to use. Depends on what type of clasp I get, I may add another element on the back. I think it looks better than the pictures - When I grow up I am going to get me a "big girl" camera. :-D
That is my little contribution to "Metamorphosis Monday" hosted by Susan @ http:betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/.
"Before and After" hosted by Kim @ http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/.
"Vintage Inspiration friday" hosted by Debra @
http://commonground-debrasvintagedesigns.blogspot.com/ Be sure and visit Susan, Kim and Debra to see what they and the other participants have to share with us this week.
Have a great weekend!
Glenda

19 comments:

Pat said...

Just gorgeous Glenda. I love those old pieces and the blue is fabulous!

xinex said...

Very pretty, Glenda. Looks very vintage and I love vintage jewelry. You are so creative...Christine

mustard seeds said...

Beautiful necklace. I know you will enjoy wearing it. And the leaves, a never ending battle. Take care.
Sheila

Marsha's Mpressions said...

how pretty - so unique! I loved those earrings and I'm sure you loved making something beautiful out of them.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I think it looks wonderful. Very vintage. I have no jewelry talent at all!

Pattie T. said...

I LOVE creating new jewelry out of old pieces. Very nice, and I love the colors.

Paula said...

I love what you've created! Get ready for compliments when your friends see this!

Leann said...

Awesome transformation! I love it, the bauble still make a grand statement.

Leann

One Shabby Old House said...

I have all of the things necessary to make a necklace and now you have supplied the inspiration. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful job!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Glenda, it's beautiful! laurie

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

So beautiful! Love the way you put everything together. The blues caught my eye.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Glenda, that is beautiful. You do such a great job of jewelry making. Thank you for joining me.

Debbie said...

You are so good at this Glenda...I love the piece...great job!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

WOW! I love it! You really came up with a beautiful design! ♥

Life Goes On said...

That is so pretty, I have so much vintage jewelry and hope to give it a try soon to make something. Thanks for the posting, will take a look at some of your other postings

Susan said...

Lovely...looks vintage, but oh so trendy...does that make sense? lol. I really like it ;o)

Betsy said...

Oooh, love the color in those gorgeous earrings. Great job on the makeover. It looks like a gun metal finish? Really like that look.

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Love your necklace, very striking!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Your necklace turned out wonderfully. I so love taking vintage pieces and transforming them into something new and unique. Love the layers and the colors! Thanks for linking up with VIF!
hugs,
Debra