Wednesday, November 30, 2011

new entangled jewelry

I participated in the Artisans Fair at the Columbia Museum of Art mid month and garnered encouraging interest in my jewelry and sales. Every entangled piece is one-of-a-kind and most upcycle elements. I'm working with buttons of every description, stacking and combining them in ever more inventive ways. And I'm also fashioning intriguing constructions with buttons, metal pieces, jewelry elements, and hardware whatnots. Take a look!

Click on an image to enlarge.

First, new directions that recycled, reuse, repurpose, upcycle buttons.

Sophistication in sage:
necklace of braided silk cord with beads and vintage shell button woven in; matching earrings
upcycled vintage button, serpentine pendant, green garnet beads, natural brass findings

Rich to subtle dusty tones:
necklace of braided silk cord with upcycled button stack; matching earrings
upcycled buttons, fire agate, natural brass findings

Fun with color and polka dots:
necklace of braided silk cord with button stack pendant; matching earrings
upcycled buttons, various beads, natural brass findings

Circles upon circles:
necklace with button stack pendant below amazing ridged button; matching earrings
upcycled buttons and beads, natural brass chain and findings

New entangled constructions: inventive, clean combinations that recycled, reuse, repurpose, upcycle all manner of treasures.

Sacred Heart glory:
necklace construction with antique rosary connector, upcycled vintage buttons, buttons, jewelry elements, and even a zipper pull
upcycled buttons, rosary, and jewelry elements, natural brass rollo chain and findings

Mixed metal fare:
necklace with upcycled metal pieces and thin chain and other chain; matching earrings
upcycled buckle, bolt shaft, chain; natural brass chain and earwires

choker with repurposed hardware
repurposed hardware, pyrite ring, tiger eye beads, natural brass rollo chain