Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The little things

Sometimes it is the little things that bring so much joy.
I save bits and bobs of little things that I might use to tie on a package, mix in a collage or use in another crafty project.

A few sparkly bits which have been tucked away have found a new home in some new jewels.

A broken rosary, a random earring and some vintage glass beads are a few a my favorite things.
{tell me if Julie Andrews is singing that song from the Sound of Music in your head - haha, me too!}

My daughter went to an estate sale with my honey and brought me a surprise rhinestone necklace.
{I love my family, they get my love of quirky, vintage things}

I took apart the necklace and used it as part of the centerpiece along with a Mary medal for the repurposed necklace.

A little scatter pin was added to the longer necklace.

A little bird charm and sparkle magic.

Using found magpie objects and repurposing them into something new brings me joy.

Ever since I dicovered jewelry artist, Amy Hanna and her book "Rejuvenated Jewels", I have been smitten with repurposed jewelry.
I adore the wonderful objects she finds and the way she weaves them into something breathtaking.

Thanks for stopping by dear friends - have a beautiful day!
xo's ~ Heidi


Tracy Boyle said...

Beautifully done and beautifully displayed! Great work Sugah!

Grace said...

gorgeous!! I love it! Happy New Year. Grace

Sarah said...

Beautiful!! I love the layered look as well as all the vintage elements that you used!

linwood avenue said...

it's beautiful!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh it's lovely! truly! I too adore Amy Hanna's work! your necklace is divine! well done!!

Cheryl said...

Such a pretty necklace!! I love the combination of the rosary and the rhinestone.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

oh my goodness is this the most gorgeous piece! I love all the wonderful treasures you mixed together to create it! Happy 2012 m'dear!