Monday, January 10, 2011

Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Before I began my Etsy line, I spent my time refurbishing old jewelry. When I ran out of my own, I went through my mom's old jewelry, my sister's, etc. My creativity really flourishes when I'm limited on supplies. I begin to see things that I wouldn't normally see. As my mother often says, "Necessity is the Mother of Invention."

Recently, I went to the store Express in the mall to check out their after Christmas sale and I hit the JACKPOT! I found three gorgeous necklaces that were decked with rhinestones, beads, chain, and more rhinestones. These pieces were simply exquisite, but they were a little bit much even for me. I couldn't pass up the 90% off discount ( mistaking 90% off of $148.00 for one necklace!).

The wheels began turning and I was like a kid on Christmas morning....I couldn't wait to get home and break apart these glorious necklaces and recreate them into wearable pieces! 

Here are the original photos:

The outrageous gold mesh heavy to wear!
Regular Price: $148, My Price: $16.00

 I almost fell over in this one....

 Chains, locks, keys, hearts, flowers, bows, I done naming all the trinkets?

Chains, chains, and more chains and a few rhinestones too
Regular Price $98, My Price $16.00

And my favorite....
Regular Price $148, My Price $16

I had the most fun with this one!

 Even beautiful to photograph, but *sigh* where was I going to wear this heavy necklace?

More to come on the refurbished pieces!

I made about 20+ wearable pieces....necklaces, bracelets, headbands, earrings, and more.

You'll see it all very soon!

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