Monday, December 11, 2017

My Vintage Winter Necklace

If you know me at all, you know I am an avid repurposer. Why just the other day our chef was cutting up asparagus, and I scored a whole handful of purple rubber bands!

So what if they have sku numbers on them...they're PURPLE!

Anyway, I have a necklace to share today. I made the tags from a metal tin...the one my Prismacolor Pencils came in.
Image result for image of prismacolor pencils tin
After cutting the tags with tin snips that I got at a yard sale for 50 cents, I sanded the edges with a file, and punched holes with a nail.
 This is the reverse side:

I then printed off four images from Gecko Galz' Baby It's Cold Outside Collage Set. I made them the same size as the tin pieces. Then, I glued them in place with Glossy Accents, and did a double coat of the same on each side of the side at a time, giving them a day to dry.

I love how they turned out.
 I am entering this necklace in the following Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge #269

Be sure to visit the Gecko Galz Blog, and take a peek at all the DT blogs. Vintage digitals at their BEST.

Stay creative,


  1. Wowee! You are so creative - I would never have guessed that they started out as a tin! amazing! Thanks for joining in with our challenge this week at Glitter n Sparkle! Vic - DT x

  2. I am a jewelry fan and an art fan, so you definitely hit it out of the park with this project! How clever and how seasonal! I love how the images are nostalgic and seem to tell a story. This is such a great idea for the holidays and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Have a wonderful season and I'll have to see what you end up doing with those purple asparagus rubber bands!

  3. A beautiful project!
    Thanks so much for entering our Penny Black Saturday Challenge design team call - I've loved having a nosey around your blog!
    Best wishes for 2018!
    Helen x

  4. these are stunning! and i too would want the purple rubber bands! lol happy new year! xo

  5. I love your gorgeous necklaces! I save all the purple rubber bands from asparagus too:)