"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 29th Time Travel Thursday linky party at the Brambleberry Cottage.
Are you ready to share your fondest memories, grandest dreams,
and most creative projects? Great!
By now, you know that our favorite projects around the cottage
involve repurposing. And until recently, the end products were
almost always for home decorating.
what does an earring have to do with home décor, you might ask?
For months now...
the Yankee and I have been doing some major purging
around here and, in so doing, have come across things that were "put away for
future projects"—a very long time ago.
As I started pulling some of these rediscovered items together,
a theme began to emerge...
repurposed salvage jewelry!
I've had the vintage, brass link-chain necklace above for about fifteen years.
With such wonderful features—like faceted chains of various types,
a lobster clasp, and great patina—I'd kept it safely tucked away
for a very special project.
And the single, silver and turquoise earring—in the first image—had been stored
for at least that many years, as well.
When I posed the idea of pulling my vintage jewelry bits and pieces
together, to create repurposed jewelry—along with some of our
other vintage salvage pieces, like the antique trunk hinge, above—
the Yankee thought it was a great idea.
And being the creative man that he is, he decided to go to work
on a design all by himself.
with the vintage chain necklace, the single earring, and the hinge in hand, he began
scouring my other boxes of stored treasures
to complete his vision.
Another vintage link chain—separated to create several pieces of varied lengths—
a ball chain from an old lamp pull, a vintage prong-set,
black rhinestone bracelet...
and a few jump rings salvaged from an old belt...
provided him with everything he needed...
AS VIEWED ON A MINIATURE MANNEQUIN
for his very first jewelry creation.
I think he did a fabulous job—especially since he has never made
a single piece of jewelry in his entire life!
After seeing how terrific this piece turned out, we've decided our creativity
may be movin' in a new direction.
Then there would be no need for several barns to store
all the bits and pieces necessary for our projects.
the way we hold on to things, it may still take
a barn or two!!! ; )
Linking to these fun parties:
and Susan's Metamorphosis Monday.