Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Something Thrifty, Vintage and Sparkles

First I want to say a "Great Big Thank You", for all the nice comments on my post about the jewelry I create. It is something I enjoy doing and nice to know others appreciate it also.
Also - "Welcome" to the new Readers (followers) that have joined in - I will try not to ramble to much.

Remember this messy spot on my dining table from a previous post ?
Oooops ! Well...It kinda grew, and it continued to grow. Pretty messy - Huh ?!? Good thing I don't have a wide view lens on my camera as it would show a bigger mess. I started working on a necklace several days ago, and ended up making a different one, gluing some pieces together for future projects, sorting and taking inventory of supplies I already have to work with, etc. Kinda like going on a treasure hunt, as found bits and pieces I forgot that I had.
Finally got around to making the necklace I started days ago. The pendant is made from the handle of a vintage spoon or fork. No, I did not make the pendant (would have if had the tools needed) - bought a couple of them a while back at a a bead show. The charm with the flower is the thrifty part of the necklace, as I bought it at a junk store a couple of years ago for 50 cts. The rhinestone balls sparkle ( from the same bead show - different time), but they are hard to photograph with the camera I have.
Click picture to enlarge.
I may go back and add another chain, and maybe I can get a better picture then.
But for now, I had to break down and clean the table off , as will need a place for people to gather around the table to enjoy some good food and drink, and "Chit Chat". So supplies are packed back up and sitting in their corner once again.

Linking up with Linda @ "Nifty Thrifty Tuesday"
Leigh @ "Thrifty Thursday"
Cindy @ "Show and Tell Friday"
Diann @ "Thrifty Things Friday"

Hope everyone is having a great week!


Debbiedoos said...

Glenda that is fantastic. Really unique too!

Unknown said...

That is really pretty. I love it! :)


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I don't see a mess at all, just a lot of creativity going on.. you sure have a talent... hugs ~lynne~

Donna said...

You make gorgeous pieces of jewelry! I love that you take pieces that might have been discarded and made beautiful creations! Love it all!
I don't see a mess either!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

So pretty...I've got to catch up with your posts...love this necklace!!! We are having a nice evening tonight...
Have a beautiful week!!!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

How very creative. Just lovely!!!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

So pretty Glenda. An artist can't worry about keeping things clean and picked up. Just give in to the fact that you are an artist, and artists are messy folks! laurie

Anonymous said...

Very pretty. I so admire people with your creativity.

susan said...

That is just the way creative minds work--I think maybe that is the way you "artsy" people think!! Me---I have trouble with one thought at a time :) Baby is being ornery and on his on schedule!

xinex said...

Very pretty, Glenda. Love the dark red against the silver...Christine

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love this necklace and I think the chain is perfect. Everytime you show something, I have a new favorite.
The top of your table looks just like mine!

Unknown said...

That necklace is beautiful! I love the ruby red and silver!

Rainey @ The Project Table

Diann said...

You make the most gorgeous jewelry creations! I love this necklace! Thank you for joining TTF and have a wonderful day!

lvroftiques said...

As always I love the necklace! And your 'mess" is nothing compared to mine...wanna trade? Lol! Vanna

Robyn said...

Hi, Glenda! I'm enjoying seeing the jewelry you've been making! Love that spoon necklace! (I know; why does it always take such a mess to create something beautiful?) Thank you for all the nice comments you always leave on my blog an have a very Happy 4th with your family! :) Robyn