Play Day and Altered Jewelry

I spent time today experimenting with findings (things that go with other things). Bonnie’s Best Art Tools has a sale on enameled metal doo dads (the official name escapes me) that are generally used for decoration by threading a ribbon from side to side. I couldn’t resist a sale and an opportunity to see what else could be made from these things. At the same time I picked up other metal doo dads (a mesh heart and brass corners)to play with.

Since these, to me, were meant for paper crafts – I had to take them somewhere totally different. Everything went into a piece of jewelry. I also tried etching and didn’t like the results. I’m a baby blogger – you only get to see the good stuff right now.


Metal enameled heart (7/8″x 7/8″) with stretchy cord, glass bead and base metal wire.


Metal Enameled Heart using base metal wire, repurposed chain and rhinestone rondells.


Same pendant – used cord vs chain.


1 3/4″ x 2″ – This could have gotten blingy but I kept it simple. Mesh heart, brass corners riveted to heart (and bent), tiny pearls. Can be worn as a pendant or pin.