Inside the current issue of Jewelry Affaire (Autumn issue) you’ll find my article in the Vintage Jubilee department.
This article includes the specific instructions on how to create these romantic looking necklaces. All three necklaces were made using spare parts. I know that many of you enjoy repurposing miscellaneous items as well…it’s fabulous that we have this in common!
I found the hanging parts (old metal hooks) during a family vacation in Geneva. While traveling together, Bill and Brook very often accompany me to the local thrift stores…this makes the browsing experience that much more fun. BTW, these metal hooks came in a glass jar full of other sewing notions – I think I paid 3 or 4 dollars for the whole jar…I love, love, love a good bargain!
In addition to using the metal hooks, I repurposed a vintage pin by attaching it to a strip of delicate lace, along with a couple of classic pearls.
I think these silvery-colored beads look pretty against the chunky crochet trim. The mix of shine with texture, within a neutral palette feels elegant and easy.
With the holidays fast approaching I’m thinking of making some more of these quick to assemble necklaces to give as gifts. And I’ll soon be happy-busy making ornaments as well, perhaps some felted wool items and all things cozy in general. What special things do you enjoy making for the holidays?