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Recycled silverware

About this design:

Someone brought me these pieces of ground and drilled silverware ends. I've had them a couple years, and for an unknown reason, I started playing with them and chain today. After trying several drops with the silverware, I finally decided on what you see.


Ground smooth and drilled old silverplate silverwear ends. These are the drops I chose to go with them, but others would work.I also used Chain and the toggle part of clasps.

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  1. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Cool! I love the drop in the middle! I love old silverware anyway and this is a really neat way to showcase some of the fantastic patterns!!

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    What a cool necklace :D

  3. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:


  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Unique and fun!

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I love this!!! I found a source on Etsy and I have been waiting for the cash to buy them. I LOVE what you have done with these pieces!

  6. Granny Nancy
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