Said I was not going to join any parties this week, but since I am not accomplishing everything I set out to do this week, I am in. :-D
Before Thanksgiving, someone I know went thru some jewelry that had belonged to her Mother, and she gave me the pieces that she did not want to keep. You can't beat free!
The travel bracelet (above) and the Noah's Ark pin below are intact. She gave them to me, thinking I would just want the charms to use in other pieces, but I don't know that I will take them apart. The Noah's Ark was made by a company that is no longer in business, and the pins are all over ebay, at a wide range of prices.
Remember the vintage, red, glass beads I bought at an estate sale a while back? Well, I had planned to leave them intact and add some other elements for a new look. That idea went down the tube when I found some some of the knots between the beads were frayed, and did not think they would hold up very long. Here they are with the scarf clip (above).........
I decided the head pins and bead caps needed to be replaced, as they were to shiny for the gun metal chain.
Did not have any bead caps that would work any better, so just left them off. After a trip to HL to get some head pins that would look better, this is the "Metamorphosis". :-D
Just noticed - I did not redo the drop in the back.
Can't get any thriftier than free !
I will be linking up with Leigh @ "Thrifty Thursday"
Linda @ "Junkin Finds Friday"
Debra @ "Vintage Inspiration Friday"
Cindy @ "Show and Tell Friday"
Laurie @ "A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday"
Susan @ "Metamorphosis Monday"