"We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories.
Some take us forward, they're called dreams."
Welcome to the 31st Time Travel Thursday linky party at the Brambleberry Cottage.
Are you ready to share your fondest memories, grandest dreams,
and most creative projects? Great!
A few weeks ago, I showed you the Yankee's first junk jewelry creation.
So this week, I thought I would share mine.
If you remember, the inspiration for his design originated with a vintage
trunk hinge. As I scoured our numerous boxes of old furniture odds and ends,
looking for my own inspiration, I happened upon
this fabulous vintage furniture pull.
I absolutely loved everything about it—its shape, scale, patina...
especially the patina.
It would be my jumping-off point.
Once I found the pull, I moved on to my stash of jewelry bits
This antique watch fob chain had the look I was going for but wasn't anywhere
near long enough. Hmm...what to do?
After plundering through a few more boxes, I discovered this old
chain belt—well, part of one, anyway.
I had tossed this in a "will do something with this one day" box,
many years ago. And believe me, it was long before repurposing
junk pieces for jewelry was even popular.
I wanted to add a few girly embellishments to my creation, to soften
the hard lines of the other pieces.
This old mother-of-pearl shoe clip caught my eye—and, of course,
there was only one.
Then I decided a bit of bling was in order, as well.
This 1950s aurora-borealis-rhinestone button and vintage clip-on earring were
perfect for what I envisioned.
A quick shuffle through another box unearthed this old keychain. I liked
the heart and key and decided it would be a
sweet addition to my repurposed piece.
Originally, I had thought of using the complete vintage furniture pull.
But, once I decided to add the jewelry pieces,
I took it apart.
The escutcheon made a perfect background for the shimmery button, and the pull
went back in my "someday" box. ; )
AS VIEWED ON A MINIATURE MANNEQUIN
And here's my first junk jewelry creation.
I wanted to create something that would compliment the Yankee's piece,
so the two could be worn together.
I think they play nicely together, don't you? ; )
Linking to these fun parties:
and Stephanie Lynn's Sunday Showcase Party.