Recycled Jewelry

March 5th, 2009 in blog     
MimiToria Gretchen Schaumann, contributor
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Jewelry designed with a Paris theme in mind.  All elements used are recycled vintage elements, with an exception of the chain and bail, which are new.
My Personal Collection
Jewelry designed using all recycled vintage elements except for the bird.
SOLD
Another example of an all recycled vintage elements that create this one of a kind necklace.
Another fun vintage redesigned necklace using all kinds of vintage elements.
This necklace is a mix of old and new elements making it into a truly unique and one of a kind piece of jewelry.  If youd like more details of this necklace, I have more photos on my blog at:http://www.mimitoriasdesigns.blogspot.com  that show much more detailing with the cracker jack charms, etc. 
This necklace is designed with a focal of abalone with a recycled bird attached to it, and than consists of two strands of gemstone beads.  The cool gold bird bought at a thrift store, really makes the necklace.
Jewelry designed with a Paris theme in mind.  All elements used are recycled vintage elements, with an exception of the chain and bail, which are new.
My Personal Collection

Jewelry designed with a Paris theme in mind.  All elements used are recycled vintage elements, with an exception of the chain and bail, which are new.

My Personal Collection


These necklaces are a sampling of some of the vintage inspired jewelry line that I've been working on to sell.  Sometimes, while designing pieces one of them is so special that I have to keep it in my own collection, and there is one such necklace included in this group with a Paris theme, that is now mine.  Thanks for looking-


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Comments (13)

byabpryor writes: Simply beautiful! Posted: 12:16 pm on June 23rd
CottageElements writes: Gretchen, your jewelry pieces are extraordinary! You do such a wonderful job on them. I know first hand they are truly quality pieces! Love them!

Lani Posted: 2:39 pm on March 11th
MimiToria writes: Wow, my friends! Thank you for your generous comments and compliments. I really do love to do this, so once I get into my creating zone, I wish I could stay there for a few weeks. It is so time consuming just to get it all out and figured out, as I'm such a detailed person that I really do take a lot of time with each of my designs until I'm happy with them and they come together as I've dreamed they would.
Thanks Jim for the nice compliment about the photography. Since I started my blog, my photography has done a 180, as I've learned so much from observing technique and how others have photographed their items. I find there is rarely a straight on shot taken, lots of upclose and detailed shots, and the ones I take that I've loved best are with unique one of a kind vintage architectural pieces that are chippy and peeling or unique material backgrounds with subtle textures.
So fun to do these artistic things we all get to do, isn't it?
Gretchen Posted: 9:14 pm on March 7th
JunkArchitect writes: Gretchen,
You do an incredible job mixing all the components together…great photos too.

Jim Posted: 10:23 am on March 7th
plumberdaughter writes: Very nice, love it all! Just love the use of the vintage elements. Posted: 8:42 pm on March 6th
alicemom writes: love, love, love it all! Great job. Gretchen
alice Posted: 5:24 pm on March 6th
fellowjunker writes: Absolutely beautiful Gretchen..........you must have so much fun hunting for all these gorgeous bits and pieces...every time I go junking now I look for treasures I can send to you, but I am not having much luck!!!
xojanis Posted: 4:56 pm on March 6th
NDJunkGirl writes: You are truly one talented girl! Everything is just lovely! Andrea Posted: 2:37 pm on March 5th
georgiamoon writes: Gretchen, it takes a certain talent to do something like this and you have it in spades! Really beautiful jewelry that any of us would be happy to own. Really pretty stuff, Geo Posted: 2:23 pm on March 5th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: You do truly amazing work. I really love the mix of so many styles and elements and I bet you are thrilled getting back into something you enjoy so much.

Just beautiful.
Candy Posted: 1:16 pm on March 5th
shabbychick writes: Gretchen - you really have a gift, and a great eye, for putting vintage jewelry together in a new way! Very beautiful - thanks for sharing!

Take care, Kathy Posted: 12:54 pm on March 5th
suewhitney writes: Beautiful pieces, Gretchen! Love them all.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 9:57 am on March 5th
grannijo writes: great designs...love all of them...great work!...sharon Posted: 9:08 am on March 5th
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