Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Upcycled Vintage Jewelry

I haven't done a post on upcycling for a bit. Let's take a look at what some crafty people are doing to upcycle jewelry and different items into jewelry.
I'm always amazed at the creativity out there.

Images via ZipperedHeart 

At ZipperedHeart you can find super cute pins and cell phone covers made with vintage zippers.

image via jacqvon

Love these industrial style bracelets made from vintage rulers!

image via balanced 

Rachel of balanced makes jewelry, such as the lovely ring above made from a vintage floral tin.

It takes a creative mind to fashion jewelry out of colored pencils. Lidia and Paul of zincwhite came up with the idea of using artist waste for making jewelry. The rings and brooch above were made using rejected color pencils from the Derwent factory. The pencils are combined into a block, then cut and shaped.

image via SewTrendy

I like the vintage charm of this upcycled necklace and think the blue enamel brooch adds a very nice touch.

images via ATreasuredPast

This etsy seller uses vintage stamps from all over the world and uses them in bracelets, necklaces, brooches, rings and cufflinks - a great idea!


  1. Hi Jill, thank you for featuring my stamp jewellery, I found your link through etsy. It's always great to see what other people create, there are some amazing ideas. Hope you have had a lovely Easter, Tamara x

  2. I can't wait to finish my line of upcycled jewelry. :) Involves toys, dinosaurs, and robots of course.