Thursday, August 13, 2009

Upcycled Jewelry

I went to our local thrift store, etc. {that's the name of it, etc.} and bought a few of these bug pins...
I removed the stone, bezel, and pinback. Then I smacked it flat, torched it to a lovely patina, did some riveting, added some peridot chips and a resined eye and now have a lovely Evil Eye Amulet called "Beyond It All"
I've also been playing with bending glass stringers and then fusing them to several layers of glass to make a pendant. Love how the sun makes shadows from the stringer!

5 comments:

Tina said...

Love your reworking of that old piece!! And that glass fusing is amazing!!

LV said...

You took very little and made something great out of it. Very nice job and you are so talented in this regard. You really did well with all your purchases and what you turned them into.

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

How cool! I loved it when you said you smacked the bug...made me laugh:D I looks so totally different from how it started!

Jody Blue said...

Very creative!

Kate Spike and Her KatS said...

I'm just visualizing you there in NE in your studio, cackling wildly as you SMASH and TORCH your way into creative oblivion!!! That WAS the way it happened, wasn't it? Oh well, the final result is way cool no matter how you arrived at it. (PS, don't you dare put it in your Etsy store . . .)