I was out thrifting a while back and came across the ugliest bangle I think I have ever seen. It was made from Sculpey and had a Bible verse stamped into it. Now, I have nothing at all to say about the Bible and its verses, but take my word for it this was a U G L Y bangle!
I covered the entire bangle and then coated the top with another coat or two of Mod Podge. Then I let it sit for a week or two while I decided what else. I thought buttons…No! Vintage jewelry bits?
Sunday I stopped into the Midlothian Antique mall and bought a baggie of vintage shoe clips in various stages of need and dug out the perfect complement to complete my bangle.
Do you agree? it has a bit of tarnish, some serious rhinestone action and it hangs just a bit over the sides. I kine of wish there was a second in the baggie, but there was not. I think that the single accent is just the ticket.
What do you think?
Have you made anything with jewelry bits lately?
I have been tearing and braiding strips of fabric lately. I have also been checking out Pinterest, Flickr and Google Image Finder for inspiration. I have some thoughts percolating, but time will tell.