Upcycling old lockets is one of my favorite jewelry projects. Such as this locket. Beginning with a small vintage locket about 3/4 inch in diameter, then adding a vintage plastic rose cabochon, which was made in Japan years ago. It is such a sweet buttercup yellow. Then I added the old link from a bracelet, and I accent it with a yellow rhinestone cab. Vintage celery green pearls then begin the neckchain portion, with vintage links that I have added enameled tiny rose cabochons, then old glass bicone crystals, and finishing off with aged looking vintage aged brass chain. Pieces from at least 4 or 5 different old jewelry pieces add to this necklace, now ready for wear. These look great from dressy to casual blue jeans. Each piece I create is OOAK (one of a kind). I will never duplicate a locket design. Each one is individual.
Today I listed a couple of these new creations with vintage flare in my Etsy Store. I also listed some wonderful old vintage jewelry pieces such as this.
A very beautiful double hearts brooch or pin. I couldn't take them apart, they are too perfect the way they are, and both encrusted with vintage aurora borealis finish rhinestones. What a sweet piece to wear during February, the month we celebrate Valentine's Day.
I hope you'll check out my Etsy store, and pass my link onto your friends.