Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Straight Out of My Treasure Stash
Over the weekend, I started my "Rampin Up My Crafty" efforts by taking inspiration from Heather Chevreau's CPS article called "Sweet Vignette Jewelry." Heather creates romantic felt necklaces (and sells them in her etsy shop!) that combine felt and bits of old lace with vintage chains and costume jewelry.
As I've mentioned before, I am the lucky recipient of many jars, boxes, and bags of old sewing notions and craft room glory from special ladies in my family. After I read Heather's article, my fingers could not stay still and my mind started moving into the netherworld of craftiness. I just had to dig through my collection of vintage trims, buttons, and random doodads. I ended up being drawn to one piece of lace, some old bra parts, a buckle, and a few swanky buttons. I put them all together with some inexpensive jump rings and a chain from the craft store.
I wore the necklace to work today and thought of the unique ladies who kept everything and shared some of that everything with me. I am so glad they did.