Re-Purposed Vintage Brooch

by Gail Schmidt.
(Tennessee USA)

I love the idea of re-purposing and have been doing it in many forms for more years than I can remember.

Dreaming of Spring #2

Dreaming of Spring #2

And it makes me really happy to re-purpose old jewelry into new. I don’t see people wearing brooches much these days, so when I stumble on ones I like I snatch them up, knowing I can give them new life as a necklace or a bracelet.

Dreaming of Spring #1

Dreaming of Spring #1

As a mixed media artist obsessed with layers and texture I try to also bring that particular aesthetic to my jewelry. These are my two latest “saved” brooches that are now necklaces.

During the cold winter we are experiencing, and the colors of these brooches (one reminds me of warm sunshine and the other of a birds nest), I found myself dreaming of Spring during the creation of these two.

Gail Schmidt
Shabby Cottage Studio

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