Necklaces Reborn...Buttons, Too

March 4th, 2010 in member junk     
GatheredOverTime GatheredOverTime, member
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Butterfly and rehabbed pearl choker
Photo: Rings formerly known as buttons or earrings

I have been so inspired by the talent shared at JMS!  Especially that of contributor Gretchen S.... Thank you all for helping this junker take the next step & actually create.

I couldn't force myself to alter Ms. Shabby Butterfly, so hung jump rings in her wings. She's still wearable as a brooch.  As for the choker, it could be put back together, but this grammy neck really is happier with it a little bit longer. (And I can breathe better, too.)

The pile of rings.... all smoothed and clipped and glued. The first time was the hardest! I'm having FUN here!


posted in: member junk, jewelry, buttons

Comments (12)

shabbychick writes: You've created some beautiful jewelry. Your rings are so cute!

The inspiration is neverending here - don't ya just love it??

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Posted: 9:27 pm on March 8th
junkermidge writes: Beautiful, beautiful pieces. So glad Gretchen so inspired you. And glad you've decided to create and to post, I hope you continue.
Midge Posted: 9:45 pm on March 6th
DumpsterDecorators writes: Great pieces. Posted: 9:44 pm on March 5th
fellowjunker writes: Beautiful!!
xojanis Posted: 8:43 pm on March 5th
GatheredOverTime writes: Thanks so much for all of your kind comments!
MakinItHappen ~ I just used adjustable ring blanks. Pretty sure those came from Craft Warehouse.
Ringing off for now. :-) Posted: 7:13 pm on March 5th
alicemom writes: Totally darling! A ringing idea for sure!!
smiles, alice Posted: 3:36 pm on March 5th
MakinItHappen writes: These are SO cute; now I wanna make some. What kind of rings did you use? Posted: 11:05 am on March 5th
RustyDiva writes: Great job! Love those rings ~ I'll be looking at thrift store sweaters in a whole new light for the buttons. That is what this place (JMS) is all about ~ inspiration. We all hoard stuff but we don't hoard our ideas. Everyone is soooo giving and there's no me me me, mine mine mine. Keep having fun and glad you're part of the family! Posted: 10:32 am on March 5th
suewhitney writes: Absolutely stunning!! I'm glad you are finding inspiration here. That Gretchen...she sure knows her jewelry! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:48 am on March 5th
ninnarae writes: These are SO much fun! There's such great inspiration on Junkmarket Style!! Thanks for sharing! Posted: 9:47 am on March 5th
SunnySouthJunker writes: What a great Idea!!!! I have a bunch of old jewelry that I have been collecting. I might just make some of these myself. When someone copies your idea isn't that the greatest form of flattery?! Love the butterfly! Perfect Idea for those pins! Posted: 9:25 am on March 5th
oldnews writes: Wow! Beautiful pieces! This site is all about having fun, and then sharing with people who just get it! It's great, isn't it?! Marie Posted: 10:55 pm on March 4th
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