Gypsy Moon Necklace

by Sandy Kane. (Watertown, Massachusetts United States) I love making beaded stars, and when I’d made a few silver ones and found this delicate blue Swarovski half moon pendant I knew I had to make a necklace fit for a gypsy diva! Sandy Kane Chouette Studio Chouette Studio Beads on facebook

Jewelry for Friends

by Dianne Haselfeld. (Prescott Arizona USA) One of my passions is repurposing vintage jewelry. I hate seeing lovely pieces wasting away in drawers or on dusty shelves. I especially like doing this for friends because the pieces have a history and are important to those that own them. The first necklace  is made from an […]

What Was Old Is New Again

by Diana Buynak. (Michigan, United States) I regularly come across broken costume jewelry for cheap prices at thrift stores. It pains me to see them get thrown out, when I know I can breath new life into them. These broken pieces of earrings held no sentimental values to me as I got them in a […]

Island Dream

by Alla P. (New Jersey, USA) I had this old gold plated leaf pendant for very long time. I kept it even after the bail broke and the pendant became unusable. I guess, something was telling me that many years later I might have a notion of making my own jewelry :). I have only […]

Grandma Wears Suede

by Diana Fiveash. (Austin, Texas USA) I used some vintage beads from a necklace my grandmother had given me. Since my grandmother was a seamstress I wanted to add fabric to my necklace. I found some beautiful lavender suede that I thought would compliment the vintage beads. The finish necklace is my “old and new” […]

Antique Button with Agate and Leather

by Francine Whittington. (United States) I recently discovered my love for antique buttons and leather in making jewelry. This was my first piece. The main pendant is a natural beige agate with brown veins. I attached the antique button by wire wrapping it through the hole in the pendant, and placed it on a leather […]

Vintage German Turquoise Look Alike Remodel

by Ingrid Calarco. (Fairfax, Virginia USA) My dear friend asked me to modernize several pieces from her Grandmothers fashion jewelry collection. All of the pieces were purchased in Germany in the late 1950’s to early 1960’s and remained in Germany until my friend brought them to America with her upon marrying an American. This is […]

Beaded Jewel Earrings

by Sandy Kane. (United States) A hand-picked posy of sparkly earrings. I am using a lot of vintage-inspired Swarovski crystal colors (amythest, ruby, olivine, aquamarine), some earrings have bezeled rivoli centers, others with vintage-looking bronze hammered rings. Tres elegante! Sandy Kane Chouette Studio Chouette Studio on facebook

Eye of the Dragon

by Janne Etz. (United States) When my grandmother passed away in 2002, I inherited all her old funky jewelry–the rhinestone bubble earrings and the acrylic bead necklaces. I started taking them apart and remaking (now called “upcycling”!) new things. In fact, I designed a whole line of jewelry–each a named piece–around her old things, and […]

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