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    Medieval Momma on “Owl's Nest”:
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    Deb Harding on “Owl's Nest”:
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    dolllady aka Pam on “Owl's Nest”:
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    Medieval Momma on “Earthy Mix”:
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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Gorgeous pendant - what a wonderful job you have made with it. The filigree echoes…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Just gorgeous Moogie. Such a rich looking set. There is so much to look…” read »

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    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
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    beadinggma on “Earthy Mix”:
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    Fresh Baked on “Earthy Mix”:
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Salvage


About this design:

While visiting my cousins for Thanksgiving, we went to a few 2nd hand shops. An inexpensive, but very busy necklace caught our eyes. I was intrigued by the verdigris and rust shell disks; a cousin wanted some of the dangling things, so we split up the necklace for parts.

The extender chain was one of several chain loops hanging off the original, as were the carnelian, serpentine, and bone dangles now at the end of the extender. I added the brass ribbed spheres and the small bone rondelles.

I thought the extender chain might be a bit too long, but I can wear it over a turtleneck or in the v of a T-shirt.

Components:

Salvaged parts from secondhand necklace; wire for hook, 6mm bone rondelles, 4mm carnelian rounds, ribbed brass spheres.



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    What a great way to repurpose. I like it.

  2. JC Hamm
    JC Hamm says:

    I really love the idea of repurposeing second hand jewelry. This is such a great piece, well done.

  3. Rocknitjewelry
    Rocknitjewelry says:

    Love the colors in this. I love up cycling old jewelry into new things too. I buy jewelry in second hand stores whenever I travel to different places. It’s surprising the things you can find.

  4. CAS
    CAS says:

    I love the earthy funkiness of this! The extender chain makes it even more fun … an oooohhhh … aaahhhh piece if there ever was. :D

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    Simply gorgeous, Eeka :D

  6. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Those shell discs are awesome! Love the design.

  7. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Upcycled deliciousness! :)

  8. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Eeka..this a great work! I love it when people give new life to pieces that other people don’t love anymore. Nice subdued colors.Very casual chic.
    All part of the “jewelry circle of life” LOL ;)

  9. Laud
    Laud says:

    So pretty! I like the tribal look, and the colors are nice and rich. Extender chains are a good thing, especially during winter when we tend to wear thicker collars–at least, I do. (I find myself wearing smaller necklaces inside the collars.)

  10. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love the earthy colors in this, and the extender chain with the dangles! Beautiful, Eeka!

  11. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Fantastic look, very earthy…tribal. I really love that.it is repurposed.

  12. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    What a great project – - love the results you achieved, Eeka !

  13. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Awesome piece!

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Just LOVE it, would definitely wear it! You have to try the extension chain out, and see how it works, that’s the only way :-) .

  15. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Thanks, folks!

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