Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Metal Art Jewelry



I have finished several more pieces. Here is one that I finished last night. I call this one "Treasures". The bottom part of the charm is an old medalian celebrating some banks anniversary. I don't know where I found that! The top part is an old watch piece I had. I created the art inside and used the ultra thick embossing powder inside to give it the glassy look. I purchased the chain and attached the connectors.


I have to tell you about my successful Saturday garage sale shopping. I went to five garage sales. I have not been in a long time. Me and my mom used to go all the time. Anyway, I got some great stuff. I found several tins to cut out for jewelry. I found two things of soldering tape for 50 cents. Wow! What a savings. The last garage sale I looked and looked an only found a couple of tin containers. Finally I asked her if she had any old jewelry. She pulls out two bags of jewelry. I found so much stuff to use in my jewelry making. I only paid 75 cents for a whole lot of stuff. So, I get home and discover a lot of it is sterling silver. One watch, to my great surprise is a Rolex! It is in good shape too. I'm gonna keep that for myself. Just gotta get a battery for it. I also found a tarnished silver looking necklace. I polished it and it is beautiful. I don't know what kind of metal it is but there is a tiny "made in Italy" engraved on the connection piece. I do believe I'm going to continue my garage sale adventures.

8 comments:

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Oh girl I love the new pieces you have made. I can't wait for show-n-tell friday! I know what you mean about the wild colors for me & vintage for you. Who would have thought? LOL!!! Got Cody's address, will get him a card off. Talk later, love ya, Renea

Jenn said...

The necklace is FABULOUS!!!
Congrats on your awesome garage sale finds...love that!!

happy week to you:)
xox...jenn

Carolyn said...

wow leslie i'm really impressed by your "found object" jewelry!

Carmen said...

Holy Garage Sale Awesomeness! Great finds!!! I love seeing the jewelry you are making. Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Have a great Tuesday!

Carmen

Ms Dragonfly said...

wow! what amazing success. when i think of doing anything i think of gas prices, what a bummer. but happy shopping to you :D

The Tattered Rose said...

I love a good thrifting story! Thanks for sharing - I might hit a garage sale myself this weekend after your story. Cheers, Trish G.

carolyn said...

I really like the jewelry you are creating! You certainly had a great Saturday at the garage sales!
Only 75 cents and that includes the Rolex! Wa-hoo!
I just started this past Saturday at the yard sales. Went to 4 and wasn't too successful but it was nice to be out in the sun.
My favorite time to get bargain jewelry is in the fall when the church fairs start. I have been collecting old jewelry for a while now and plan to do something with it one of these days!

Nonnafairy said...

Your new assemblage necklace says "treasure," but YOU are the treasure, Queen Noreen! Thank you so much for my magical prairie fairy kit today! Poof! You're a Funky Fairy! ~ DB