Saturday, 19 May 2012

Upcycled Pendant Necklace

  Hi Everyone,

 I love making Jewelry, its a great passion of mine and I'm always on the lookout for something unique and interesting that can be worn on any occasion. I like to re-purpose or up cycle items if possible, which brings me to this easy little project...

I had this watch that I got for my 21st many years ago and had long since stopped working. So I took it apart, not quite sure what I would do with it.

I decided to stamp on the metal face, but if you look closely you will see that some of the markings started to rub off during the stamping process. 
 

I used a Sharpie to enhance the stamped letters and when I wiped the excess ink off, the rest of the watch markings came off too. 

Now I was left with basically a plain pendant - which was actually okay.

While looking for components to add to my pendant, I decided on an old ring that was part of a set that I never wore and and earring which had lost its partner ages ago. And a large flat ring I had in my craft box.

Using E6000 I glued the ring onto the pendant. I also made a small hole into the top of the pendant using a needle and hammer, so that a jump ring could be threaded through.


I cut the back off the earing and glued it into the pendant, over the hole in the middle. Then added the flat ring to the pendant with a jump ring.

 I also came across a stash of really old Sterling silver chains at the back of my cupboard and one was the perfect length.....

 I love how it turned out and it cost me nothing except a bit of my time. 

The possibilities are endless, so have a look in your jewelry box or stash of broken watches and make yourself a fabulous new item...

Take care everyone,

Don't forget to follow me on Facebook :-)


xxx

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10 comments:

  1. I'll say it again....I LOVE this piece! You are one crafty, clever girl! Hugs to you...

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  2. Natalie, this is beautiful! I've been wanting to try my hand at stamping jewelry! Thanks for following me, i am now following you as well! I'd love to have you stop and link this up tomorrow at our link party - Tip Toe Thur Tuesday!
    Kim
    tiarasandbowties.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh thank you for the follow Kim - I will link up next week xxx nat

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  3. U are so stylish! what do u say about following each other sweetie?:X

    FashionSpot.ro

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  4. Natalie, You are so creative my friend! LOVE how this turned out! :-)

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    1. Thanks Sharla, was a fun project xxx

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  5. What a STUNNING piece!!!!! Great tutorial!!

    Now, I hope you are planning on sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!! Please!!

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    1. Thank you Christine - and for the follow xxx

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