Is it possible to have too many
NO, of course not!
But I have quite a few "favorite"
bracelets... so let's see what we
can do with some things I pulled
off of my shelves. Things you save and
say 100 times "what did I save this for"
before you actually find a use for it!
So here's what I found.
- Scrapbook paper
- Thin dowel type rod
- Sturdy paper tube
- Candy cup papers
- A square wood piece for door molding
- Lots of old vintage jewelry
(These pieces had stones missing
and other issues that made them
perfect for this project.)
- I painted the wood piece white
& antiqued it a bit.
- Then decoupaged the black & white
toile paper to the base.
- When the base is dry if you take
a nail file and use it on the edges
of the wood it gives it a great look.
- I drilled a hole in the center of
the tube and in the center of the
square wood piece, then glued the
tube and wood piece to the dowel.
Let your glue dry well.
- Add a complimentary scrapbook
paper to the tube, gluing in place.
- I glued a candy paper cup in
the open ends of the tube.
(Not really necessary but I felt
like closing the ends.)
- Then start adding some BLING!
I used a hot glue gun for this.
I added some jewelry pieces around
the base of the dowel to give it
I found 2 large round brooches
that were the perfect size for the
bling at the ends of the tube.
I like it! A lot!
The other end piece was acutally
a hair clip that I found at Kohl's
in their clearance items for
about $2 at the most.
Woo-Hoo! Love a bargain!
There was a broken bracelet in my
Mom's old jewelry box that had a missing
piece as you can see, but was perfect for
the curve in the base. And I was so happy
to put this lovely old bracelet to good use.
One of my Mom's favorite earrings.
Too worn to be worn any longer but
a nice tribute to my Mom, none the
less. I remember her wearing these
earrings to all my grade school functions,
to church, to parties, etc. A nice memory
to add to the menagerie of items.
A bit of black ribbon for some
black tie class!
A single earring from my Grandma's
jewelry that has no mate is perfect
dangling on the dowel, finished off
by the black tie.
Because Bling is a GOOD Thing!!
There you have it...
a great use for those special
unwearable jewelry pieces you
have stashed away.
Let's fill her up...
wait a minute - I should have used
a paper towel size tube!
Hope you enjoyed having a
bit of sparkle thrown
your way today!
Blessings & happiness to all of you!
Sherry & Marie