Monday, April 30, 2012

Taking care of loose ends

I am embarrassed to say I have had "parts" (meaning partially constructed jewelry components) buried on one of my work tables ... oh, I'd say for a few years now .... that were in need of finishing.
I had soldered all these buttons into nice neat little glass boxes and soldered bands around other buttons.  Pretty wonderful "parts" in themselves, but that's as far as it got.
Last week I went to a used jewelry sale put on by the Livonia Senior Center not far from me.  I bought a necklace made of chain and small pearl beads for $1, took it apart and had more than enough to put all my parts together and make 2 necklaces.  I think they look pretty wonderful worn together as well.
Now on to the next UFO (unfinished object) ....

14 comments:

Sarah said...

ooooh these are LOVELY!!!

I'm glad you finally finished them :)

Sue said...

I agree with Sarah....lovely! Will you wear them??

Lynette (NZ) said...

These are lovely and unique -- especially like the winged one.

arty_ilma said...

Great work!!! I love old buttons)

roc said...

well how adorable! isn't it great those older projects finished up? a wonderful accomplishment!

Shoshi said...

Gorgeous, Ingrid! I really like these... Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. Now I think about it, yes, very Escher-like! I'm so glad you commented, because through it I have discovered your blog (in addition to your website that I discovered yesterday!) and I can now sign up to follow you! I like the way your mind works, and your wonderful creativity!

Thanks again,
Shoshi

Elizabeth said...

totally delightful!!!!

lisa_crofts said...

Beautiful and inspiring.

Caatje said...

These are beautiful. I'm glad you decided to finish them.

Rosie said...

These are SO gorgeous - I'd wear any or indeed all of them! Wish I'd persevered with learning to solder now ...

Tricia said...

Reminds me of the Sally Jean workshop, soldering on your kitchen table and having so much fun. And making the most of the situation, despite Dad being so sick.

Pam McKnight said...

Just found your blog through the art journal yahoo group. Love how you are using up bits and finishing things started!

Whimsical Folk Art Blog said...

Very thrifty and creative of you...these are very nice indeed...

Denise Mulligan said...

Hi Ingrid,
I'm new here. You have a lovely blog. These necklaces are fantastic, I love recycling! I don't make jewelry but you make me want to try. Love all the buttons.
Have a great weekend.

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