Saturday, January 14, 2012

"JEWELRY TAKES PEOPLE'S MINDS OFF YOUR WRINKLES"..........Sonja Henie



I can't even begin to tell you how much fun I'm having making jewelry out of trash!!!


All of you probably think I am a little demented....or that I should be on the TV show "Pickers"..... anyway... the above piece was made with junk jewelry and garbage.
Well.....I don't exactly dig in dumpsters....but I will pick up an occasional item alongside the road if I am walking.

Couldn't decide if I was going to use the above piece as a piece of art or as jewelry.....so I messed around a little with it. It is not completely dry yet...hence the white gunk on the piece.

Another one I'm just finishing up.....


An old earring...... I pounded flat and embellished with a button and some old rusty chain I have on hand.....


Here is a close up of the first piece.  I've used an old levi snap....the back of a napkin ring pounded flat.....bit of old jewelry.....part of an old key chain and various beads, etc...

I'm looking at TRASH in a whole new way!!!!

LOL LOL LOL

Enjoy this beautiful weekend,

Jo

16 comments:

  1. They're just gorgeous, Jo! I wish I had half the talent that you do. (sigh) I would never think to use the little "found items" you've used to create such lovely pieces.

    (Mrs B)

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  2. Hi Jo, I Love your Trash to Treasure Jewels, now you'll always be looking in all directions whenever you are out.... I have been away it seems like forever, I think I will be sitting awhile & checking out everything I have missed.... have a wonderful weekend
    Cheryl

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  3. They are lovely. You are so creative. I especially love the old earring. My favorite shades of blue.
    Mary

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  4. looks and sounds wonderful.Denise

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  5. That is just gorgeous. I love making jewellery but I never seem to have the time! Diane

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  6. You are definitely UPcycling those cast-off items!

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  7. I have sold jewelry, loved jewelry, kept and lost jewelry but never made jewelry and especially from junk ! This is marvelous, maybe I need a class, I have lots of junk that is just waiting for a rebirth.

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  8. wow, you have a real talent for this stuff. Take an imaginative eye and creative bone to do that I think...which YOU SEEM TO HAVE.

    also, I liked your post below about Love. Interesting quote for sure.

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  9. You are creating beauty out of junk. You go girl.

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  10. Hi Jo... how fun!... love all of your creations... maybe you will open a shop? xoxo Julie Marie

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  11. OK, this is awesome junk Jo! I LOVE IT! You really do need to open a shop and sell your ooak beauties. I have many reasons to need more jewelry.. Haha! WTH, I'm willing to come scavenger hunt the roads with you! Have fun creating and be sure to show us. XoXo

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  12. Very cool jewelry, Jo. I really like the way you framed that one piece, too. Hope you are well. Have a great week. Tammy

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  13. That is wonderful Jo and so unique. No one will ever have a piece exactly like yours and that is exactly what makes it so special.

    xo,
    Danielle

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  14. WOW...I would have never thought to use junk for jewelry designs. It goes right along with the industrial jewelry designs doesn't it. I think it is pretty awesome that you are doing this. I'm sure you've noticed I have a site for such things too. So glad you are having so much fun with it!~Hugs, xo

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  15. I just recently stumbled on your blog and I am so happy I did! I LOVE your jewelry! I am having such fun looking at everything. Don't you know, my dear, you ARE doing something ARTISTIC. Just like that astrologer told you that you would be doing!

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