Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Homemade Baubles

For awhile now, one of my passions has been jewelry making. Although I am nowhere near an expert artisan, I have created several pieces that I love to wear on a regular basis. I thought I'd show some pieces that I absolutely love.

I've been making jewelry ever since I was a little girl, but the stress associated with high school overtook my time, and now that its summer I've been making a lot.

I've got most of the jewelry from my very gracious Uncle John, who happens to have bags and bags of unwanted and mismatched jewelry (from years of running a thrift store) that I pick through to make my creations.  

The first thing I made was this necklace. The idea came from an DIY post from The Glamourai and I just had to try it. It consists of red grosgrain ribbon, some broken chain, and a little thread to hold it all together.


 I also made this one out of some broken strands of faux pearls, some chain and a brooch.

I made another necklace around the 4th of July made from more chain and a broken bracelet. I don't know what it is, but there's something about dainty links that really add another dimension to a piece of jewelry.

Lastly, I figured that I should make a bracelet or two. Each one came from a broken bracelet (or three, in the case of the charm bracelet). Since then, the one with the big charm has received an update in the form of a ribbon tie, which I will post later.

(Polaroid border courtesy of The Poladroid Project)


  1. Love your photography! It makes your jewelry pieces look even more interesting.

  2. Love it, love it. I want to send this post to John, he will be very surprised. Excellent writing and great pictures.