Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Transform Jewelry into Home Accents

Easy Artwork
Enameled flower pins discovered at a flea market make a simple and graphic design statement when grouped into a triptych of shadow-box frames. Similar treatments of other like items, such as cloisonne or cameo pendants, could be equally interesting.

Beautiful Beaded Napkin Rings
Ordinary metal napkin rings morph into gem-encrusted beauties when you thread beads and crystals onto craft wire and wrap it securely around the rings. Thread more beads onto wire to make a coordinating set of wineglass charms.

Beautified Bags
Sachet bags sewn from linen, filled with lavender or balsam, and secured with vintage brooches make great party favors or hostess gifts. Or make some for yourself using a loved one's jewelry to create a sweet-smelling reminder of that person.

Show Off Old Jewels
Earrings and pins comprise striking displays on a grid of picture frames whose backs are wrapped with linen. Remove the posts and clips from the jewelry with needle-nose pliers, and secure your composition to the fabric with small drops of hot glue. Insert it in a picture frame.

1 comment:

Kayla said...

All those home accents are looking fantastic... I also found some lovable stuff at Home Decorators Collection...