Some more handmade jewelry
Well, I got a little stressed the other day, so I had to sit down with several small pairs of pliers and lots of vintage jewelry bits, including several broken rosaries. I’m a bit too superstitious to take apart whole ones. Even though I’ve never been Catholic, I am fascinated with the beautiful icons and imagery. I don’t do it often enough, but I find making jewelry to be very therapeutic. And someone bought a bracelet right off my wrist when I wore it to school today, so that was also good news! Here are a few of the pieces I just finished. For a more complete look, you can check out my flickr set. If I can get my keister in gear I will put some up on etsy, but I never know how to price them. If friends make me an offer, I will definitely sell to you first. I also made my sisters some jewelry, which I will have to post at a later date.
This is a necklace I made from three separate rosaries, some vintage chain and an uncut amethyst:
I may keep this one. It’s a combination of pearl drops with goldtone medals and a cross, ended with a vintage shell pendant dipped in gold: