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.
Briana from Posh Purpose was given this ceramic basket by her aunt. “The style didn’t really work for me,” she confesses. “The basket had been hiding out behind some picture frames on my bookshelf, totally forgotten.”
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!)
Amy from Mod Podge Rocks recently scored a sweet little jewelry box at Goodwill. As soon as she saw it, she thought of the perfect way to give it a fresh new look with some Mod Podge and resin.
When Michelle from Delicate Construction finished a craft project using Duck Tape, she didn’t throw away the empty cardboard rolls. Instead, she looked at them and thought, “Why not make a bracelet?”
At Crafts a la Mode, Linda is lucky enough to have a collection of vintage costume jewelry. She bought most of her pretty adornments at tag sales for about 25 cents a piece.
I’m really loving all the cuff bracelets I’ve been seeing crafty people make, lately. I’m super excited about the ones that Jennifer of The Magic Brush is making from old baseballs!