Vintage Jewellery Ideas

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There is something about the charm of  vintage jewellery.  I inherited my mum’s old jewellery box full of her vintage jewellery.  There were baubles of all kind's, including some DIY earrings made out of marbles.  Yep, I get my love of DIY from my mum.  She was always working on some kind of craft or wood project.   Of course, all of it  was  costume jewellery, nothing worth anything except to a very sentimental daughter and granddaughter.   

Vintage jewellery is the perfect accessory for making new crafts of all kinds. 
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Special Occasions

Jewellery doesn't have to hold value to be special.  A grandmother's jewellery is front and centre at a granddaughter's bridal shower.   Earrings are used on the flower ribbons and on some muslin bound    vintage books. You could use the same idea for a baby shower, or special birthday party for that pretty lady in your life.   Planning a wedding? Consider using vintage jewellery in the centerpieces or other decor.  It would be a great way to have the presence of a loved one who can't be with you.
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Home Decor

Add some vintage jewellery bling to pretty  napkins for your next formal dinner party. 
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You can use vintage jewellery to dress up pillows and more by clipping them or using some hot glue or pins. 

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Another great way to use old earrings or  brooches is on candles.  Doesn't  the addition of jewellery on this candle really dress it up?   These would be great for weddings.
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Holiday's

Use family heirloom jewellery or  jewellery bought online by the lot to make pretty holiday decorations like this framed Christmas tree. 
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Vintage Jewellery Reimagined

Jewellery AS jewellery.  Yes!  Use old jewellery hooked together to make a new piece of jewellery like this lovely bracelet.  Purchase some  jewellery supplies online to make this a quick and easy project. 
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Vintage Jewellery as Hair Accessories

Order some  blank hairpins or clips and use your mother's vintage jewellery to make some dainty new hairpins. 
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There are so many options available online. You can buy earrings like these repurposed watch faces already made, or buy the parts and make your own using bits and pieces of costume jewellery. 
keys make perfect pendants for necklaces
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Old keys are perfect by themselves as a pendant, or you can use broken vintage jewellery pieces to jazz it up for a new look.   Keys are available online, as well as the vintage jewellery by the lot.  You will need some  chains, clasps and jump rings to complete your project. 
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Jewellery made from repurposed silverware or flatware

This is of course nothing new, artisans have been making jewellery out of silverware for years.  You can make earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces and key rings.  Pick up a set of vintage silverware, and DIY it, or take the easy way, and select a lovely completed piece of jewellery made from silverware. 
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Do you have some vintage jewellery at home?  Which of these uses will be first on your to-do list?  I'd love to hear from you in a comment below . . 

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