Thursday, February 24, 2011

Amber Leaf Eyeglass Chain with Vintage Components

Autumn Leaves Vintage Eyeglass Chain
I love incorporating vintage components into my jewelry designs and other creations. I spend hours visiting estate sales, garage sales, flea markets and thrift shops searching for vintage pieces with the perfect beads I need for an idea or other components that I can recycle and use.

This handmade eyeglass chain is a wonderful example of what can be done with a bit of vintage tucked away in the corner of an estate sale jewelry box. Once a necklace of amber colored leaves and gold plated chain, that necklace has been taken apart, cleaned, refurbished and recycled into a colorful eyeglass chain that's both light weight and stylish at the same time!