Vintage Redesign with Artbeads items

April 21st, 2009 in projects     
MimiToria Gretchen Schaumann, contributor
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Bird Takes Flight Neclace made with vintage and found elements
Product I received from and then with these design elements in mind I pulled from my stash in my studio to design with.
Artbead new stock vintage beads and chocolate brown silk w/metallic gold threads inspiration pieces out of the packaging.
A small stash of found elements as well as vintage jewelry that I used to design these pieces with.
Bird Takes Flight necklace on a column showing its length.
Artbeads yellow/brown vintage swirl beads with vintage gold bead caps, their brown silk tied on, vintage gold bead from a found vintage bracelet I took apart, etc.
Hand wire wrapped hook closure.
Front view of Bird Takes Flight.  Notice the found element in the stash of items from my studio that is used in this focal on this design.  You will find many of the elements in that photo.
Back view of the Bird Takes Flight design.
Earrings designed to go with all 3 of the necklaces that I made in this series.
Bird Takes Flight Neclace made with vintage and found elements

"Bird Takes Flight" Neclace made with vintage and found elements

To see more details of this necklace visit my blog at for more information and hi-lites on these items.

I have included before photos, inspiration items as well as the finished product in this post.

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Comments (2)

CottageElements writes: Gretchen, again another stunning piece! You are the Junk Jewelry Queen (and I mean that in the most flattering way). Simply lovely.

Lani Posted: 11:18 am on April 22nd
SweetMelissa writes: These creations are wonderful! I really enjoyed how you describe them in detail on your blog. Thanks for sharing!

Missy Posted: 12:12 am on April 22nd
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