by Joan Williams.
Yep, I’m still at it – trying to find ways to make jewelry out of every little odd thing I pick up! This time it’s a pretty little tooled buckle from a vintage western belt.
I removed the stem part of the buckle and added dangles of turquoise, amber and czech glass along with a cute little cowboy boot charm, and attached the pendant to a matte finish silver chain.
Easy to make and fun to wear!
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Love what you did the with the buckle and of course the turquoise makes it even better.
What a unique use for the beautiful belt buckle. A perfect frame device for the beads.
What a creative use of a vintage buckle. Very nice!!
This is a really nice piece.
by: Maryanne Murphy
Your re-purposed belt buckle necklace is a knockout!
I am so impressed with the texture, weight and colors used to their maximum potential.
What I mean when I say weight is that the proportion between the chain and the belt buckle is perfect and its simplicity compliments the etched work n the belt buckle. Your photos are also FANTASTIC. I have photo envy!! It really makes a difference to see piece worn on a person to get the best idea of how it will look.
Thanks so much for sharing!
Thanks to all of you for your wonderful comments!
Maryanne, thanks also for your comment on my photos. When I opened my Etsy shop 2 years ago I had no idea it would require me to learn photography! Believe me, it’s a constant struggle and tears have been shed on more than one occasion when I couldn’t get a shot to come out right!
The model in my pictures is “Natasha”, my mannequin bust. Using her makes picture taking much easier – plus it’s kind of fun to dress her in a way that compliments whatever necklace I’m photographing! 🙂
What a creative idea! I like it very much.
by: Jewelry By Luet and Co
What a great idea!!! The necklace is very cute!
by: Nancy Pace
Your very creative! Love your idea,I always hate to waste things too:)Your work is inspiring:)
Very creative with plenty of cowgirl kick! What a great piece!
Oh….how….cute!! I’ve been working on Western/Southwestern jewelry recently and this is the cutest idea I have seen! Love it!!!
What a clever idea! It has a modern elegance that makes it appealing even to those who aren’t self-proclaimed ‘Western’ aficionados.
Thanks so much to all of you!
Now I know what to do with my daddy’s buckle that has been in my jewelry box since he died in 1998. I love his buckle it already has turq, and some small red stones on it. I have a old necklace that broke that I think will go great with it.
Belt Buckle Keepsake
What a lovely project idea, Charlotte – using your father’s beloved belt buckle! I hope you’ll share a pic with us when you’ve finished it!
Thanks for sharing your Idea for upcycling buckles to jewelry! I’ve been wondering what to do with these. Love your colors!
You are so clever! Love the idea and the necklace!!!
love your belt buckle necklace! How clever! I have a friend that would buy this up in a hear beat. Does it happen to be for sale?
love your idea!
I’m going to take one of my Dad’s old western belt buckle & see if I can do something like this! What a great look! Thanks for sharing.
re: comments and question NEW
Wow, thanks for your comments – I’m glad this piece has provided some inspiration!
Renee, this one has been sold, but I may be listing something similar in my Etsy shop soon – thanks for your interest!