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Monday, 28 March 2011

Design Idea - Something Old, Something New...you know the rest.

Making old into new is the idea behind this week's design - a necklace with the theme of recycling, upcycling, and cycling to the off-licence for pretty bottles of alcohol.

The focal point for the necklace is GaysieMay's key pendant in blue; an old key gains interest by the addition of a bead that was formed straight onto the metal. The symbol of a time-worn key is full of past intrigue and meaning, making it a perfect fit with the current trend for vintage treasures in jewellery, and adding an air of poingancy and mystery to the design.

Meanwhile the accent beads in GaysieMay's set provide mini-focal points when arranged between a selection of toning blue beads to make up the length of the necklace. These deliciously-coloured beads by Jeanniegems were created from Bombay Gin bottles, thus making sure no part of a night of fun is wasted.

The prevailing vintage trend also emphasises old (or pseudo-old) buttons, with many pieces of jewellery incorporating them in a variety of different ways. Why not use one of HelenPetersBeads' beautifully blue recycled wine bottle buttons as a clasp for your necklace, and cluster the rest with wire and add a brooch back to make a charming pin decoration for your coat or bag? 

Thanks for looking!

1 comment:

Steph said...

The Bombay Sapphire glass is a gorgeous colour! Must look out for a bottle of it here in Australia! (Lovely beads too!)