Robbie White ~ Artist

Friday, January 22, 2010


Half a day has been spent adding items to my Etsy Store, .  I love vintage jewelry, and I take old broken and discarded pieces and upcycle and repurpose them into fun jewelry to wear.  However, there are those times when I have acquired a beautiful piece of vintage jewelry, and just do not have the heart to take it apart, and will list it as is in my store, hopefully becoming the addition to a collector of pins, necklaces, brooches, earrings etc. 

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.

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