Friday, May 4, 2012

Waste Not Want Not...Repurposing Vintage

Vintage Edwardian Goofus Glass For Repurpose C1910

Why toss something when it has so much potential? As a collector of antique and vintage jewelry, I am always finding broken bits and pieces of jewelry. I used them to make new pieces of jewelry, but now my hands are not steady enough to do so. Some of these pieces have lived in as many places as I have, because I just cannot toss them. They each have their own beauty, worth and potential to become something fabulous! There are so many wonderful artist that repurpose these antique and vintage odds and ends. They become gorgeous works of art. Sometimes in the form of jewelry and sometimes into assemblages for home decor. I do not advocate destroying something that is not already damaged, but to each their own. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

Two Victorian to Edwardian Micro Beaded Panels C1900
Here are two Victorian to Edwardian micro beaded panels. They would have originally been used on a purse of possibly a lampshade. Can you imagine the possibilities with these!

Half of a Victorian Cut Steel Buckle C1870
This half of a antique Victorian cut steel buckle would make an amazing focal point for a statement necklace! You would never see another one like it! 

Vintage 1940s to 1950s "Billy Boy" Advertising Charm
Not every item for repurpose has to be damaged. Try adding random vintage charms to a charm bracelet or necklace for supper fun piece of jewelry! An instant conversation piece!

Antique Victorian B.P.O.E. Elks Fraternal Order Tie Clip C1900
Think outside of the box. Think of new uses for items. This antique Victorian tie clip would be great to use at work...on your desk. Yep. You could clip small notes together with it! Start a collection of these small clips. The possibilities are endless when you let your imagination run wild!

Stop by my Wicked Darling shop. I have these pieces listed as well as others for repurpose. You just never know what you may find there!

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