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Bits and Baubles

Over the past several months I have been experimenting with making some jewelry.  After seeing the lovely cuff bracelets made by Rebecca Sower, I decided to give that a try.  Great little project to incorporate some of my vintage buttons, a bit of embroidery, beads, and in the most recent one, some vintage lace.  I stamped the words onto vintage cotton or linen fabric, and then basted it onto the base cuff fabric before embellishing.

(hint – click on the pictures to get an up-close view!)

inspire, create, imagine

inspire, create, imagine

Necklaces came next, after a bit of tutelage from my jewelry-making spouse and daughter.  They showed me some basic techniques and then I got busy. I love being able to re-purpose old buttons, chains, beads and baubles into something pretty to wear.

first attempts

first attempts

dream

dream

discover

discover

Here’s one I am currently working on for my friend, Hope.

hope

hope

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