Sunday, January 23, 2011

I cheated....

So I cheated on my Bead Table Wednesday beads, because something much more fun and interesting came along - the upcycled tin components from Lorelei!
I made a matching necklace & earring set, which are now listed on Etsy. They were so much fun to make, and it has really inspired me to start getting back into metal work. I used some screw rivets to attach one of the flat floral tins to a Vintaj pendant. Some floral connectors I had went well with the charming flower print, and then in order to use the matching bead caps I incorporated some Elaine Ray bronze ceramic beads.
Using the same screw rivets, I attached another two of the bead caps onto these decorative metal pieces I had from the Industrial Chic line and used the floral connectors again to create the earrings.
If you've followed me for any amount of time, you probably already know that I love upcycling unique things into jewelry. Thanks Lorelei, for sharing your genius tin components with the beading world!

4 comments:

maryharding said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Those pieces are beautiful. Love the contrast between the snippets and the vintaj.

Copper Diem said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

love those designs. really pretty what you did with the snippets!

TesoriTrovati said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I think that these new components that Lorelei is making are really outstanding. I am thrilled to see what others do with them. This is just so pretty. You and I have the same fascination with upcycling. It would be so fun to upcycle some treasures with you! Thank you for sharing this beautiful creation with us. Enjoy the day!
Erin

Lorelei Eurto said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Very Pretty!!