Sunday, November 25, 2007


Mornin' all. Thought I'd share a little project that I did last year. I took my Mom's and MIL's old rhinestone jewelry and made a wreath. I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep it this way, so I just T pinned the jewelry rather than remove the backs and hot glue it. If I had glued it, I could have used a lot of bits and pieces to fill in. I covered a straw wreath with ribbon and pinned them on. It takes quite a bit of jewelry. Ideally, I would love a two-toned look. Maybe with gold and red or silver and blue. I didn't have enough to do that so I just mixed it up.


bj said...

Oh, Nan...this is just beautiful. How smart and talented you are, my friend.

Jackie said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Thought I would drop by for a visit. I really like the wreath, what a great idea.

I will be sure to drop in again. In fact I have bookmarked you so its easier to add you to my blog roll.

Isn't blogging fun. You meet the nicest people.

Kari & Kijsa said...

What a clever idea! We love this- and really started our minds whirling with the possibilities! Thank you so much for the fabulous idea and inspiration!

kari & kijsa

Janet said...


What a clever girl you are!! That is a great way to showcase the "jewels".


Terri and Bob said...


I will bet it is beautiful and sparkly in person!

Anonymous said...

Oh Nan, I love it and now I wished I had saved all that old jewelry! Great job! Christy :-) <><

Linda said...

Oh Nan, this is so pretty. You sure have a nice collection of pins. I'd like to make one but I know I don't have enough jewelry. Where do you display it?..Linda

Karen H. said...

Good Evening Nan,
Sorry for being so late in posting, but today has been a busy day for me. Hubby had to leave out late this afternoon and I had laundry to do for him and then cook for everyone and then cook again for the kids tonight. I is TARD. LOL. I hope to post in the morning. Hopefully things will get back to normal tomorrow. I love that wreath. It is so beautiful. I never thought about putting jewelry on one before. I'm not fixing any new wreaths this year. I have 3 that I have made from several years ago. It has been raining here all day. Well, take care my friend and have a Blessed evening. May God Bless You and Yours.

Karen H.

Susie said...

I've enjoyed reading through the posts you did while I took a "break"
Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. This wreath is a lovely way to showcase family jewelery. You did a great job!

Mary said...

The wreath is beautiful. I have some old costume jewelry around here, but not enough to make a wreath. You're quite talented to think of this. It's very unique.


Nan said...

Linda- I display it in my wine cabinet in my kitchen dining area. I opened the door for the picture so it would be easier to see.

Sandra Evertson said...

This is Gorgeous!
Sandra Evertson

Cottage Contessa said...

Nan, this looks fabulous! I would never in a million years think of such a terrific thing to do! See, this is why I blog, to share in the minds of the brillant!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)