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.


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

Robot Takeover and Art Show

Mini Robots

Craft day with our family and friends is something we plan several times a year. Typically everyone brings their latest project, along with some tasty treats and lots of advice, humor and inspiration. Together we have explored knitting, decoupage, scrapbooking, assembled jewelry, robots and more.  This is a great way to bounce ideas off one another and find some help when we are stuck on a project.   Mom has been working on her robot and repurposed creations for a show so today we wanted to  highlight them today.


From time to time we will be sharing some of our latest creations.

Welcome to my whimsical land of bits and pieces, repurposed vintage and miscellaneous pieces of this and that. Robo’s, robits, and animal planters are just a few of the items on its way to the Buckman Art Show this weekend.