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.