For a while now, I have been using antique ladies watches in my jewelry. Inspired by my niece, I finally created a way to use the antique watchbands as well. I suppose it is a little bit odd to take what might be a perfectly good watch apart and use the face in one place and the band in another, but hey it’s what I do. I am pretty happy with the result.
Here is another bracelet I have finished. It is also made with pieces of antique watches. In this case it is the crystals.
Thank you for your consideration and have a great weekend.
My artism involves what I lovingly call repurposing. Basically that means I take old things, usually things you wouldn’t make jewelry out of, and turn it in to new, hopefully beautiful jewelry. I started with old bottle caps and then went to electric typewriter keys and scrabble tiles. The following is a less than complete list of things I have repurposed or am working on repurposing:
- Game Pieces (Scrabble, Monopoly, Stratego, etc.)
- Old Costume Jewelry (Charms, Charm Bracelets, Pins, etc.)
- Pieces of Broken China
- Guitar Picks
My latest effort involves antique watch crystals. Those are the plastic pieces that cover the inner workings. After discovering that soldering did not work and was not attractive, I stumbled on drilling them and sewing them together with thin wire. Inside I put crystals and other small stone chips. I am pretty happy with the result. I think I will put the smaller ones on charm bracelets and leave the larger ones as pendants.
Prior to working on the watch crystal puzzle, I completed a stuffed charm bracelet using antique merry-go-round charms and pink and mauve stones.
Well, enough of my showing off I suppose.
Thank You For Your Consideration,
The Time-Bandit-Ten in Graham, WA
Well, hello everyone. If you can’t already tell I know very little about blogging. Mostly I want to connect with other TBTL 10’s all over the country and promote my artism (jewelry making). A little good oldfashioned capitalism to supplement my teacher’s salary. I hope you will take a look at my store. My latest piece is a repurposed (i will explain later) disney charm bracelet to which I have added beaded dangles.
Thanks for Your Consideration