Specializing in Vintage Jewelry Art... Renewing the Old to Shine Again!
* One-of-a-kind, Vintage and Fashion Jewelry Artwork
* Unique Jewelry and Button Art Creations
* Custom-made Vintage Jewelry Keepsake Art * Repurposed Jewelry Artwork *Upcycled Vintage and Fashion Jewelry *Vintage Jewelry/Fashion Jewelry
I love repurposing old jewelry, bringing it out of hiding and making it new again by creating a variety of bouquets (my favorite), heritage trees, hearts, crosses and even state/country maps--all embellished with unique vintage and fashion jewelry. I feel happy when I rescue these beautiful old pieces of jewelry from their graveyards--drawers, cases, old jewelry boxes--where they lie buried, collecting dust and forgotten. I can envision them in their heyday, like a rhinestone brooch sparking on a flapper's feathered headpiece in the Roaring Twenties or a pearl necklace tied in a knot, draping down a black fringed dress. In the floral pictures below, I used the sparkly silver shoe clips (labeled Made in France, perhaps from the 1920s or 30s) as the flower pots.
A personal favorite of mine is "My Heritage Tree". Buried deep inside a 1930s pine hope chest in my basement storage room, I found a wooden jewelry box--one of those with a tiny ballerina inside that twirls when opened. Inside that were some of my father's cufflinks, tie tacks, bowties, and my mother's chartreuse flower clip-on earrings and matching bangle bracelet--the jewelry she wore at my sister's wedding one month before her passing. I was only seventeen at the time of my mother's passing in 1968, but today these few pieces are invaluable to me--cherished treasures of mine. I display them, along with vintage buttons and sentimental jewelry I was given from the estates of beloved family members and friends on the piece pictured below that I call, "My Heritage Tree". (Additionally, in the upper right-hand corner of my tree, as pictured in the first small picture, is the gold butterfly hair barrette that I wore in my grade school days--the late 1950s.)