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rustic bling

About this design:

My official entry for the repurposed/bling challenge. Pearls and crystal for bling. Buttons repurposed into the pendant and links. Also used it as a chance to practice wire wrapping. The earrings have no repurposed components, just wanted them to go with the necklace.


African brass, antique luster opal crystals, brass clasp, vintaj links,Tierracast brass heishi, from LB, brass wire, mother of pearl rounds and ovals, jump rings, and seed beads from stash, repurposed buttons.

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  1. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Totally love it. Using the buttons as links was a good idea…one I might have to borrow for this button neckace I want to make.

  2. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Jolene, this one is my favorite! I really like the contrast between the rustic buttons and the pretty pearls. I also like the mix of wire colors. :)

  3. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love it, the button links are fantastic :D

  4. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Love the button idea! Great job on this piece!

  5. Frida
    Frida says:

    Great buttons great job!! :D

  6. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I love the button links! Great necklace!

  7. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love the rough feel of this! Awesome! I would wear this a lot! :)

  8. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Totally inspired – - must try your method of wrapping buttons, it looks fabulous in this necklace. Great job !

  9. Miannda
    Miannda says:

    Love how you used that big African brass bead as a focal. Very nice!

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