A thing of the past...Vintage... Antique... Ancient... In these current times it seems strange that Vintage is so popular. After all, we're a "Throw-Away" society. If it breaks, throw it away and buy a new thing... Technology is moving so fast that there's no way to stay up to date with the latest & greatest cell phone, laptop, e-reader, tv, etc. So when a customer asked me to to remake a beautiful vintage necklace, I got excited! It was a three strand crystal and pearl necklace, probably about 50-60 years old, that her mother used to wear. I'm making it into a Sterling Silver Wire Crochet Set for her daughter. With the left over beads and pearls I'll be making a pendant and earring set for her young grand-daughter. The pieces have no dollar value but they're priceless when it comes to sentimental value.
When I teach Beading Basics I always suggest to my students that they look through mom's or grandma's old jewelry box for treasures that have lasted a life time. Redo, Recycle, Upcycle, Reuse... and create treasures that you & your daughters will love for a long time to come.
Greetings and Welcome, to my jewelry journal. I am a jewelry designer and creator. I also work at a local bead shop, teach classes, and do Art & Craft Shows. My specialties include Kumihimo, Bead Stringing, Wire Wrapping, and Wire Crochet. I love to go to Bead Shows and read the latest Bead & Jewelry magazines.