Vintage Redesign Jewelry for AA/JMS

October 4th, 2010 in blog, projects     
MimiToria Gretchen Schaumann, contributor
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Focal closeup of a piece for sale this Fall at the AA/JMS event.
I chose to use black and red accents.  I do not use color often, but chose to use some to add to the Fall bounty of colors.
Cluster of elements and a detailed shot of it.
On the one side Ive used a vintage jewelry focal element and the back is also accented in the next picture.
This is the back of the black/star vintage jewelry element, so that if it turns over while the owner wears it, it has a finished off side.
I recently received this brass element in a trade with a friend and like the addition of it in this necklace.
Very cool metal registration tag.
Another shot of the necklace with some of its elements.
This photo shows the necklace and how it would lay on a potential customer.
Focal closeup of a piece for sale this Fall at the AA/JMS event.

Focal closeup of a piece for sale this Fall at the AA/JMS event.

The upcoming AA/JMS event is a great venue for this necklace I am show-casing in this blog post.  I tend to add a lot of special details to my designs, so that they become a potential heirloom piece, and one that can be cherished for years to come.



Pattern or design used: My own design - Gretchen of Mimi-Toria's Designs

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Comments (14)

emw1203 writes: You're an inspiration. Now I started to make some odd necklaces with broken jewlery or one earring when the 2nd one is lost. YOurs are so awesome, mine are still a work in progress but yours are so sweet and vintage! Posted: 1:41 pm on November 3rd
MimiToria writes: Thank you dear Junk Market Family. :) You bring much joy and encouragement to my life. I appreciate your kind comments, encouragement and to those of you that own a piece of me, through my jewelry, a huge "thank you".
Gretchen :) Posted: 7:27 am on October 13th
PearlieGirl writes: Terrific piece! Love your eye for design. Lot's of luck at your show. Posted: 12:02 pm on October 8th
bluebucket writes: Hi Gretchen, Your jewelry is always fabulous! It was so fun to meet you at Junk Bonanza. I had a hard time choosing which piece to buy from you but I love the necklace I bought and wear it lots. Have fun at AA/JMS.
doreen Posted: 5:09 pm on October 7th
piecesofthepast writes: Your creations never cease to amaze me! You have a way of making the most common of elements really pop and take on new life! I can only hope to make stuff like this!! Posted: 10:33 am on October 7th
cherishd writes: Hi Gretchen,

Love your use of color with the vintage elements! Very beautiful! I just want to reach out an touch your creations! You are so talented! :-) Kris Posted: 9:46 am on October 7th
Junkpony writes: Beautiful, great detail! Posted: 5:47 am on October 6th
NDJunkGirl writes: Gorgeous woman! Thanks for sharing with us!

Andrea Posted: 11:33 am on October 5th
shabbychick writes: Very beautiful, Gretchen!! Wishing you a very successful AAJMS show! Wish I could be there - looking forward to pics!

Take care,

Kathy Posted: 11:01 am on October 5th
vanj2558 writes: I Love all of your designs! You are very talented... Just wish I knew where to purchase... if you can please email me.
vanessa Posted: 8:53 am on October 5th
byabpryor writes: Hey Gretchen. This is truly a one of a kind unique piece. I love the red and black. It's very dramatic. You are a master at bringing things together. You could run for public office! LOL

Anywho, I'm working on a gold and black piece.... My husband is a Steeler's fan... LOL I didn't even think about his team colors when making it...until he started screaming at the tv last Sunday.

I wish you much success at this upcoming show/event!!!

. Posted: 8:04 am on October 5th
CottageElements writes: Love the registration tag on this piece. You find the best junk to add to your jewelry. Can't wait to see what else you have at AAJMS!

Lani Posted: 8:56 pm on October 4th
junkfestgirl writes: LOVE the pop of color in this piece Gretchen! Looks great! Posted: 8:22 pm on October 4th
suewhitney writes: Once again, beautifully done, Gretchen. You are the guru of the baubles!

Take care,

Posted: 2:06 pm on October 4th
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