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So, today I am researching new ways to reinvent old jewelry. I have found that I had tons of old jewelry laying in the bottom of my jewelry box. I figured I would break them down and then recreate new pieces recycling older one. So far I am liking the results and the idea of recycling because it costs next to nothing to create new pieces. WIN WIN!!
I have been going to thrift stores or second hand shops to dig in their jewelry bins. I have found some great finds lately. I design on a budget and if there is something in those binds I can use somewhere else I do so. You never know what you can find when searching in these kinds of stores. You may come across a glass bead or a finding that is already being used in a hidiuos jewelry piece, don't be afraid to buy it then get home and rip it apart just to create yourself your own masterpiece! ^_^
Here is a couple of pieces I finished recently.
I used some new jumprings to make these pieces but old stones and findings from an old out of date piece of jewelry I found in my mom's jewelry box...Don't worry, she let me dig around in her treasure trove of goodies so I can make her new pieces too... LOL ^_^
So, if you have any ideas are useful information for me please leave a comment. Thanks!!