A couple of years ago I decided to try my hand at making jewelry using vintage hardware. It seemed to dovetail nicely with my other hobbies, and I had a pile of bits and pieces of vintage hardware from various furniture projects, so why not give it a try?
I’ve made quite a few pieces and most of them have gone to the Round Barn to sell.
I’m not sure how much longer I’ll continue to make jewelry. One problem is that I’m finding it more and more difficult to find the chain and clasps that I like. They used to have a good selection of vintage looking parts at Michaels, but it seems to be dwindling.
But last weekend I got together with my pal Jeanne and her daughter MK (secret code name: the sherpa) and we drank wine, ate pizza, behaved like goofballs and whipped up some jewelry.
See Jeanne’s version of the story on Bees Knees Bungalow.
Now I need to decide … do I want to continue making jewelry? In which case, I need to find a place to buy chain and clasps that aren’t too pricey. Or will I give up this hobby to spend more time painting furniture? Decisions, decisions.