Mixing the old with the new,  Reusing a Vintage Necklace

Mixing the old with the new can give you a fantastic look.  Here I have used a vintage faux pearl necklace and teamed it up with a vintage brooch  This makes a stunning necklace which is  handmade, re-used and re-purposed vintage piece. It is such a great look. The necklace is 26 inches in length.

 

Vintage necklace

Vintage necklace

Vintage necklace

So why buy vintage?
For me vintage means quality, it means it was made with care and attention that mass produced cannot match.

For me it means history. Whatever the item it has been pre loved, it has been pre cherished. It is a key to the past with every item having it’s own history and every vintage item particularly the older pieces have a beautiful romanticism about them, quite often we won’t know the history of each item, but it is easy to be swept away to past times .

For me it means individualism. Most items are one offs or limited finds. There are so many different styles and beautiful flourishes to vintage items that our modern mass produced items just cannot come close.

To purchase this necklace visit my shop here.

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What do you do with beads from a broken vintage necklace – make earrings of course!

If you have any beads lying around from a broken vintage necklace, don’t throw them away.  You can always repurpose or reuse them in many ways.  I decided to make several sets of earrings with mine.  I think you will agree they turned out really well.

These stunning one of a kind handmade re-purposed vintage pair of earrings made from a 1960’s bead necklace.

vintage earrings

So why buy vintage?
For me vintage means quality, it means it was made with care and attention that mass produced cannot match.

For me it means history. Whatever the item it has been pre loved, it has been pre cherished. It is a key to the past with every item having it’s own history and every vintage item particularly the older pieces have a beautiful romanticism about them, quite often we won’t know the history of each item, but it is easy to be swept away to past times .

For me it means individualism. Most items are one offs or limited finds. There are so many different styles and beautiful flourishes to vintage items that our modern mass produced items just cannot come close.

To purchase these visit my shop here.

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5 Ways to Wear A Vintage Brooch

Versatile is one word I use to describe vintage brooches.  So here are 5 fantastic ways to wear that vintage bling brooch.

On your jacket is the most traditional and popular way. It doesn’t have to stop there though, how about styling it in the middle of an outfit or blouse for something unique?

brooch in middle

On a headscarf. Headscarves are just so popular at the moment so add some sparkle for a completely chic and retro style – not to mention being able to hide a bad hair day!

vintage brooch on headscarf

Style it in your hair. You can jazz up a bun immediately by adding glitz and glamour with a brooch.  It is great for all occasions.

vintage brooch in hair

Pin it to your bag. To create a unique and eclectic look add some clashing brooches and styles to a dull handbag.  Instant transformation.

vintage brooch on bag

Turn it in to a necklace. Transform a vintage brooch and necklace and turn it in to a one of a kind piece.  Below you will find some of what I have been working on and you can also own a one of a kind piece, just click on the picture and it will take you to my etsy shop.

vintage necklace

Vintage necklace

Vintage necklace

Vintage necklace

 

 

 

 

 

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