Where do you find this stuff?
How do you get your ideas?
May I show you?
My favorite shopping grounds are salvage yards, garage sales and friends junk drawers.
I love the intricate ornate designs in old brass and reuse them whenever I can in ways that showcase their beauty.
This often means cutting them apart into reasonably sized pieces. The Dremel tool is a very handy accessory for this purpose.
These are a few of the finished products.
|Free Flight made of vintage watch band and gears.|
|Hearts Amulet made from an old wrist watch case.|
|Fleur de Lis made from an antique door knob.|
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Bonnie, thanks for the peek into how you make your fabulous pieces. I really admire your vision - the ability to see how all the different and unusual parts can be turned into jewelry is not something all of us have.ReplyDelete
Wow, super pieces. Very unique. Love them.ReplyDelete
WHen I try to do the reclaimed salvage jewellery it tends to look like a junk pile! I admire people who can do it though!ReplyDelete
I too have asked the question on where do you get your awesome pieces from - now I know! Beautiful work Bonnie.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing. I have to admit I have wondered as well ;-)ReplyDelete