2.02.2011

Metal madness returns!

It all started with this collection of keys and ball chain that I picked up at an estate sale last summer...the gears began turning...













I'm not much of a jewelry person - the only jewelry I wear constantly is a pair of sterling hoop earrings I purchased on Portabella Road in London 12 years ago - but the occasional funky/vintage pin is not uncommon.  Something about this metal spoke "necklaces" to me.

As is the case, this idea ruminated for a while...and in the meantime, I unearthed quite a collection of metal fishing lures...now here was some well-loved metal...all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors - with very interesting connectors - aka - spinners.

With my new worktable in place, it was easy to gather all the interesting pieces together - old keys, fishing lures, spinners, metal clock hands, ball chain, discarded costume jewels...
I picked up these embossed washers - thought they would be a perfect accent...
I got out some wire and my needle-nose pliers and went to work...

The end results...
Now these aren't any great jewels...just a fun/funky piece to wear...I love the different textures and finishes.  Believe me, My Brown Wren (a favorite jewelry artist!) you have nothing to fear from me treading on your territory!                 
I had a couple of stray silver chains; I paired up the more delicate chain with the clock hands.
You'll be able to find these charming adornments at my space at Faded Elegance...now back to creating...what else I can find around here to throw into the mix...

3 comments:

  1. I don't know Amy. I think you have a knack for this stuff!

    Tammi

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  2. tammi - you are too kind - but thanks for the encouragement!
    amy

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  3. I am a new follower to your blog. I really like it and you are very talented. Thanx for sharing all of your ideas with the blogland! I especially love the necklaces. Sneak a peek at my blog and sign up to follow and leave a comment if you would like thecrankyqueen.blogspot.com Tiff

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