Monday, February 18, 2013

Glam goods, a new repurposed life

Always hunting for pieces to be used in new projects, I was strolling through a local antique store and spotted some interesting finds.
A simple band medal with the iconic state of Georgia shape caught my eye.
I would love to know the history/people behind this piece. What instrument did they play? What school did they go to? What memories did this medal hold for them?
What would they think if it was repurposed on a charm bracelet or on a necklace, a life outside a box or drawer?
The gold compact still has a mirror and makeup cake pan attached.
Once used for everyday glam, it now holds potential for a new life.
I have special plans for this one - with the makeup cake pan removed. ;)

One of the most interesting items was this small case. (approx 2" in length)

A little push of a spring revealed a teeny lipstick case.
On the reverse of the case is a beveled mirror.
Lipstick is no longer manufactured to fit such tiny cases.
However, with the help of a Dremel, I have created a hole in the top to begin it's new life as a jewelry component.
I love that the woman who wears it will have something both charming and functional.

Of course, I could not pass up a wonderfully priced jewelry box.
More economical than some of the plastic art bins, it will live a repurposed life as bit and bauble storage in my studio.

What fun finds have you come across lately?
Thank you for visiting! xo ~ Heidi


Charlene said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh I love that pretty pink. TREASURES make a girls heart beat don't they? How are you sweet girl? Been a long time since Petticoats & it was so good to see your sweet face! HUGS!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

well I'm always late, sigh.
I found a wonderful compact too for six dollars and there is one on Ebay for 95. gotta love that :)
have found some more plates and some silver too. Looking forward to seeing what you make ! (())

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Stunning pieces Heidi! Isn't it fun to wonder where they were before and who had them?
I wish that I lived closer - would be riding along with you treasure hunting!

Jennifer Grenko said...

Hi Heidi! I am way behind on blog reading but wanted to say Hi to you! I love that pink box. It looks mint. Wish I could hang out and go antiquing with you! It was fun seeing you at Sherry's! xoxo, Jennifer G.

NYCStylelittleCannoli said...

Wonderful pieces for sure. Sometimes you hit gold at antiques shops and flea markets. Lovely post.

NYCStylelittleCannoli said...

These are wonderful Vintage is so so in and I don't think it is going away any time soon. Just fabulous!


miss b said...

The lipstick case is absolutely charming. You have shown us some interesting pieces.

Melanie said...

Hi Heidi, I recently found a very pretty clothes brush whick looks identical to your lipstick case. They must be from a small vanity case I imagine.
Your othewr finds are so pretty too !
Blessings from Australia xo