At My Craftily Ever After, Ashley confesses her love/hate relationship with jewelry. "I LOVE LOVE LOVE earrings...but when it comes to bracelets, necklaces, and even rings that aren't my wedding ring...I just feel awkward." To prove her point, Ashley submits these silver bangle bracelets which she'd owned for a few years but rarely wore because the jangling noise they make bothered her.
Over at The Daily Simple, Aubrey shares a way to turn old postcards into pretty jewelry. For this project, she used vintage postcards that she found at an antique store, but you could also use old postcards that you've kept from vacations or in your letter boxes. (If you are like me, you've probably got quite a few postcards in a shoebox someplace!)
Jessica from A Smith of All Trades has a mother-in-law who keeps an eye out for craft supplies. When she gave Jessica a bundle of chandelier crystals she'd found, Jessica wasn't exactly sure what to do with them. The crystals were old and dirty, so Jessica gave them a good scrubbing and then went to work crafting.