Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Finished !

I did a post back in October about an unplanned "junkin trip" (posted here) when my plans for the afternoon got changed. However, I ended up with a few things to repurpose, and one of them was the cameo . I asked the young woman at the sale if she knew anything about it, she just said it was "in her Grandmother's things". Don't remember (there goes that memory issue again), but think I paid 75 cts. (?). It was originally a broach and part of the pin was broken, so I took the rest of it off.
Recently, I gathered up some of my stash of supplies........
The thin chain does not always cooperate, and the necklace is sorta "fragile" as I had to use thin eye pins on the dyed freshwater pearls. The holes were not very big and I was to lazy to use a bead reamer (I have serious issues with anything that has a sharp point).
And this is the end result.........................
Linking up with Kim @ "Wow Us Wednesday"
Leigh @ "Thrifty Thursday"
Cindy @ "Show and tell Friday"
Linda @ "Junkin Finds Friday"
Debra @ "Vintage Inspiration Friday"
Laurie @ "A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday"

Hope everyone is having a great week !
Glenda

14 comments:

Donna said...

Gorgeous! You are so creative!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Love it!

Desires of the Heart said...

Glenda,

Your necklace is beatiful!! I love the way everything works together. I collect stuff to do jewelry pieces but seldom find the time to actually make something. You did a great job!! Have a great day!

Linda

xinex said...

It's gorgeous, Glenda. It has that rich vintage look thatI really like....Christine

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is really beautiful! I love the vintage pieces repurposed.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I think this turned out beautifully. Aren't you so pleased? I love this one!

Doreen said...

it is lovely Glenda.

Betsy said...

I think this is my favorite so far of all your beautiful jewelry creations. I really like the double chain and the cameo goes so well with the pearls.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Glenda, that is beautiful. I have a cameo I bought in Italy at the place they teach making cameos. It is still in a box with nothing done to it. I was going to frame it in a shadow box and never have gotten around to it. Thanks for joining WUW.

Richard Cottrell said...

Nice the way it turned out. Do you sell your creations? I might be interested, always looking for things for my gift shop at My Old Historic House. Thanks, Richard

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Glenda, I can't imagine how tedius it is to do this kind of work, but you are so creative, and this looks beautiful! Looks like it was supposed to be on that chain. I hope we aren't going to get the bad weather tonight. laurie

pamq said...

Very nice as always!

I hear you on the bead reamer---kinda scares me, too!

Love that little hand in the first photo---is that a pin?

Donnie said...

Lovely way to repurpose everything.

lvroftiques said...

Love it Glenda! One of my favorites that you've shown here. I hear ya about the "sharp objects" Those always find a way of finding me even when I try to be careful. *sighs* Has your snow left you yet? Because I think it's come to visit me now. Vanna