Making jewelry with repurposed items

I have been collaborating with my mom making repurposed jewelry.  This has been a fun venture for a couple reasons.  I have been enjoying looking through detash and finding other unlikely items to make a piece.  I like spending time with my mom and this is a good way to do that plus bounce ideas off one another.

 

Lastly I am pleasantly surprised with the finished product.

These old wood buttons are stunning (left).  We put them with Chalcedony and green Swarovski Crystals.

 

I found these sequined balls in a detash pile and thought they would make a fun pair of earrings.

 

One of the funnest pieces we put together was this 9 crescent black and rhinestone cat necklace.  I took an broach and typewriter key to assemble.

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The metal rhinestone is from an old bracelet that was broken. It is linked with the chain and just goes over your head.

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