Friday, March 26, 2010

Earrings & Pins

The same day I went to the antique store to buy buttons, I also bought 3 antique pins.

Three of my high school friends all have birthdays in March. Some how we usually manage to have dinner together in the month of March, and last night was that night for this year. I thought it would be fun to give them a little gift, and so the crafting began.

I bought these three brooches at the local antique/pack-rat store in IL. I thought all of them were beautiful. Then I got Swarovski crystal beads, ear wires, a few guitar picks and got going with making earrings to match the pins. I thought a little bit of old and a little bit of new would be perfect. This is what came out of my earring making and pairing with the brooches.

These were for Katie, I thought she'd like the guitar picks as she is a musician in a band.

Caitlin's set, I made these earrings a little longer, as the pin was kind of laid out that way too with sparkly points.

Amanda's set, I tried to make the earrings a little more compact to match the petite size of the pin.

1 comment:

  1. What wonderful gifts! I have a lot of old jewelry from Peter's two grandmothers. Next time you are out we'll have to go through it to see if there's anything you'd like for a project.