I've always been a furniture girl. At every sale or thrift store, my eyes go straight to the furniture. Fixing up and painting furniture is what got me started on this path of junkin' and I still make a beeline to the furniture before anything else, but I've got a new love... jewelry. Yes, I know, I'm a complete late-comer to this. Creative women have been making awesome jewelry since way back and I never really took notice of it. Yes, I've always thought the typewriter jewelry was so cute, but I never dreamed I'd make it. I just didn't do the jewelry thing...until now. My mind started to wander from paint treatments for furniture to ideas for necklaces and took the plunge, ordered some supplies, and started out with some easier (but still cute!) things to make, i.e. typewriter pendant necklaces and bracelets.
Another good beginning jewelry project has been the popular Scrabble pendant necklaces that I can whip up fairly easy. I made these with vintage ephemera images and I have some more batches coming with vintage seed packet and cute bird images - just in time for spring!
Next up was crafting some pendants with some funky pictures out of an old dictionary...
I purchased a vintage backgammon game with these cute and chunky chocolate brown and cream colored game pieces and I've been crafting different necklaces out of them. These have pink clock faces and I was lucky enough to find some metallic chocolate brown chains to go with them. I've been adding sheet music and other images to these as well.
And last, but not least...my favorite! I'm so excited about these! These pendants have a big glass bubble on the top that magnify the images underneath. The image looks different at every angle and though I started out making the birds and cameos, the next batch I make will have more letters and words.
(with silver settings and chain)
(with black setting and chain)
Of course, I had to make one for me!
All of these little babies are going to be at the upcoming Funky Junk Antique Show on April 10th as well as the Angels Attic Show on April 24th. I still love finding great pieces of furniture, but now my mind is always open to what I can create with those little treasures I may come upon!