Thursday, January 27, 2011

Play Day and Altered Jewelry

I spent time today experimenting with findings (things that go with other things). Bonnie's Best Art Tools has a sale on enameled metal doo dads (the official name escapes me) that are generally used for decoration by threading a ribbon from side to side. I couldn't resist a sale and an opportunity to see what else could be made from these things. At the same time I picked up other metal doo dads (a mesh heart and brass corners)to play with.

Since these, to me, were meant for paper crafts - I had to take them somewhere totally different. Everything went into a piece of jewelry. I also tried etching and didn't like the results. I'm a baby blogger - you only get to see the good stuff right now.

Metal enameled heart (7/8"x 7/8") with stretchy cord, glass bead and base metal wire.

Metal Enameled Heart using base metal wire, repurposed chain and rhinestone rondells.

Same pendant - used cord vs chain.

1 3/4" x 2" - This could have gotten blingy but I kept it simple. Mesh heart, brass corners riveted to heart (and bent), tiny pearls. Can be worn as a pendant or pin.


  1. Can't wait to see the bracelet and necklace in person.. they look right up my alley!

  2. LOVE these! Great use of the hearts.

  3. So cool! I call the doo ads, ribbon sliders! Beautiful finished prices and your pics are great!

  4. Jen - Of course they're ribbon only makes sense - LOL. Bonnie told me more than once what the name was and it escaped me as soon as I walked out the door (don't get me started on eyelets not being grommets).