My current and favorite kind of art to create is by using old jewelry, paint, paper, and fabric.
For example, this A art is a rhinestone pendant, a recycled frame, some fabric, and a flower I glued on.
Small trinket boxes and mini art are other things I love making.
At first, I was buying what’s called ’junk jewelry’ lots to use. They usually consist of earrings without matches, pendants without chains, rhinestone pieces, bracelets, and things.
I have made some beautiful art from junk jewelry, but I haven’t bought any lots lately. I’ve actually found some amazing necklaces that have several pieces that are attached with jump rings.
After taking them apart with pliers, I can make some unique groupings of art. Here are some of my recent necklace purchases.
This one is I absolutely love! It is a cut glass necklace, vintage. I am going to do some custom art pieces with it.
So far, I’ve had the best luck finding these types of necklaces online. I have looked for them in flea markets and antique stores, but haven’t seen any. eBay and Etsy shops have a pretty good selection, if you are looking for something similar.
What I love best about layering all these things together is, recycled jewelry makes beautiful art.
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