by Liz Juneau.
Upcycling is the process of converting old or discarded materials into something useful and often beautiful.
Another term is “creative reuse”.
I found this broken rosary with beautiful clear faceted beads and silver components.
I enjoyed researching the scenes and writings on the connectors which I found out was a devotion to Mary, Our Lady of the Snows.
I used all of the components to make a necklace, bracelet, and earrings.
I added some additional pearls, beads and findings to enhance the vintage components.