Why keep them in a drawer?

April 2nd, 2010 in member junk     
piecesofthepast piecesofthepast, member
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My newest creations are necklaces and bracelets made with pieces of vintage postcards and varnished for protection.  Some of the artwork on the old cards is incredible...why keep them hidden away in boxes??

Pattern or design used: My own design
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Comments (20)

byabpryor writes: These are beautifully done. I hear you... I was just looking for a booth the other day. I was depressed when I walked into a vintage mall of vendors... there was mounds and mounds of stuff just buried with really high price tags... stuff that will never be seen or just end up in the garbage.

Keep creating as your art has a better chance to be seen, touched, worn, admired and to inspire than being stockpiled somewhere. ;)

. Posted: 9:32 am on October 22nd
cherishd writes: I love them! Great job! They are beautiful! Posted: 10:42 am on October 7th
piecesofthepast writes: I hear what CoolJools is saying, but I guess I've always been of the mindset, what better way to show off these beautiful pieces but to make something of them. Like most people, my postcards are all in boxes in the attic...they aren't out to be enjoyed. That, to me, is a bigger injustice than actually using them to make something beautiful. Posted: 8:23 pm on April 11th
CoolJools writes: Great idea BUT!! Please encourage folks to use photocopies of ephemera - NOT the originals - for such projects. We want to protect our historical heritage, esp. now that everything is e-mail and telecommunication, right? Precious bits of paper like this are quickly disappearing and need to be preserved. Thanks, and love your creativity!! Posted: 10:25 am on April 8th
theothermartha writes: I love this! I have a lot of old jewelry and can just remove the backs and connect. Thanks
Martha Posted: 8:55 am on April 8th
MimiToria writes: Beautifully done! I'm sure these will be a real hit. Nice job.
Gretchen Posted: 9:02 pm on April 7th
lansanphil writes: I love them! You could also incorporate small pressed real flowers like pansies, etc. I have also seen some really nice floral wrapping paper that would work for this. Posted: 2:58 pm on April 7th
ShaeLeigh writes: Very lovely. This would be great for clippings and old photos, too. One could make hi-res copies if the original is something to cherish. Thanks for the inspiration:) Posted: 2:41 pm on April 7th
Christina_S writes: Simply lovely. A wonderful way to highlight the beauty of the postcards! Posted: 1:13 pm on April 6th
vanj writes: i just love these!!! i have so many old postcards maybe should try this. Posted: 9:28 am on April 4th
ninnarae writes: OH- these are just absolutely beautiful! SO original- I just love them! Posted: 4:58 pm on April 3rd
GrammaScrapper writes: Beautiful. Posted: 10:59 am on April 3rd
fellowjunker writes: Gorgeous....there is a new magazine out this month called Jewelry Affair...with tons of ideas for using vintage pieces...bet you would love it!
xojanis Posted: 6:10 am on April 3rd
MakinItHappen writes: These are beautiful! Posted: 11:16 pm on April 2nd
oldnews writes: Wow, these are beautiful, and absolutely original! Really nice!! Marie Posted: 10:52 pm on April 2nd
RustyDiva writes: Gorgeous jewelry and great idea! Posted: 9:53 pm on April 2nd
chippingcharm writes: Lovely...great idea! Laurel Posted: 9:47 pm on April 2nd
alicemom writes: Those are so dear!
smiles, alice Posted: 8:44 pm on April 2nd
piecesofthepast writes: Thanks so much...no, they are just in lace edge settings. Posted: 7:47 pm on April 2nd
junkermidge writes: Oh that is very, very cool! Are they set inside bottle caps? Such an original idea. Yes, no reason to hide away beautiful cards.
Posted: 7:41 pm on April 2nd
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