gorgeous junk

My best friend asked me to make a necklace for her, so I pulled out all of my supplies. I love it when I get a chance to play with all of the stuff I have been collecting since I was in my teens. Beads, old hardware, thrifted jewelry, found objects.

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From one of my jars of goodies: old keys and keyplates, drawer pulls and random metal bits.

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For J's piece, I ended up using some old chain , a little bell  and semiprecious gem beads. Photos to come once I have given it to her!

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Once my table is covered with the stuff, I just have to keep playing.

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Photos of finished pieces to come!