Friday, June 26, 2009

Junque Jewelry

Another story that starts, "a funny thing happened while I was cleaning my studio...." .

I opened a small, battered, cardboard box and found a tangle of forgotten junk jewelry that I had bought in a lot months ago, "just because". None the of the necklaces looked very fashionable by themselves, so I thought I would try the gypsy excess look and put all of the pendants on one chain. More is more when less is not. hee hee. The toy shoe had a giant hole through the heel and as it happened, the ring from a round metal edged tag worked perfectly as a rough, industrial looking jump ring. The shoe makes the necklace, I think. The cross didn't quite work in the necklace so it's on its own chain to wear so the other charms dance around it as the central focus. How I prefer it anyway.





I'm not normally into jewelry making, but now I have a reason to collect more junk jewelry. Like I NEEDED a reason!

8 comments:

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Love what you've done! I am going to have to try that sometime... Blessings,
Katie

Linda said...

I LOVE junk jewelry...better than diamonds! It's lovely!

Anna said...

oh behold my gypsy soul! how fun.... my mom is a major jewlery collector... and she has more than she knows what to do with - she has let me raid her cabinets a few times.... it's like hitting the jackpot! thanks for sharing... I sometimes forget we can take things apart and create our own masterpiece when it comes to jewlery! yum yum

beth said...

how fun !

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

you make cleaning up ALMOST seem like fun LOL! I adore that little shoe!!!

Donna said...

You never know What treasures you'll find! Love the shoe!!hughugs

Margaret said...

keep on cleaning!! I love these new found talents of yours! The shoe is especially cool

Ashlyn said...

I love this!! I was so so glad you brought it to club so I could see it in person!

Hugs, Ashlyn