I have this junk pile of jewelery things that I've made,a pile of earrings,rings,bracelets pieces that I thought was a good idea but once completed did not look good, so it ended up in the junk pile. Every now and again I go through this pile for inspiration. I can see how certain collections began. Some of the pieces in my pile remind me of ideas that I did not quite take all the way , but somehow still has bits and pieces of good ideas that still inspire me.However it is quite a collection.
Now about those finished pieces of jewelry.I had an earring on my mind I wanted to try.I did not want to go into the district to buy more material. To me that would have been a waste of money,since I was only trying out a piece. I decided to search my junk pile and WALAH, there is a bracelet!It was the same thickness material I wanted to use and there was enough of it to make the full earring.I did not feel like I was wasting material and since this was a re-purposed item I did not feel like I was wasting money. I then looked in my junk pile again and found some other things I could cut apart and re-use! That was such a good feeling! I was able to re-create from pieces that served me well( as inspiration) but I did not need any more!
After that a good friend of mine wanted to re-purpose a bracelet. We assessed the material and figured we could make a ring, earrings and a pendant! He loved it and honestly I did too. The idea that I could take something apart and create a few pieces that were more current and exciting, made me feel happy.
So now I am happily re-purposing old memories turning them into new heirlooms,helping others remain FULLY ACCESSORIZED!
Do you have something that needs to be bought up to speed?
P.S. I will actually learn how to post the pictures in the correct order, I promise!!!!!