Monday, 20 September 2010

Salt Of The Jewelry

The story about this necklace starts with a back issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry from 2009. When I first saw the tutorial for these salt shakers I just knew I had to give it a try.

So I went online to find some vintage salt shakers in silver. I ended up on eBay and found these. I was so pleased with the shape of them.

Little did I know what a challenge I gave myself. It seem easy to cut a window in a salt shaker. But there was no photos and it said to use metal shears. I didn´t know what that was. The photos online made me more confused.

I considered pulling my hair off (and save money on shampo). But instead of going bald I found that a proper tool hunt was more appealing.

I went to all the hardware stores I could think of. When I told them about my project they were shaking their heads and had that little smile in their face: She is crazy.

I even called stores in other parts of the country. No one could help me.

I also sent an email to the artist, but she never answered. I´m very determined about jewelry projects so I never ever give up anything unless it´s totally impossible. Not even then...

Well, I took my boyfriend with me - who also had gone through both his and my toolbox - to another town to look for some attachment for the Dremel.

We finally found something that could work. And IT DID! Together with some other tools, metal files and sand paper. I can´t say how happy I was to have made windows in my shakers.

Inside this one there is a polymer clay bead. I printed out some text that means a lot to me, and added a bird from a digital sheet from Etsy.

Then I did some wirework. Well, I need to work on that...

But I´m so pleased with this idea of making jewelry out of something that isn´t suppose to be jewelry.

It gives a whole new dimension and surprises.

 So the motto of this project must be: Never ever give up anything.


Not even when things looks completely hopeless.

7 comments:

  1. I am glad you didn't give up! What a beautiful and unique piece of jewellery. The shape of the salt shaker is lovely, how big is it?

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  2. Hi there Cara,
    It´s about 5 cm high. Thank you for your nice compliment!!

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  3. Well done Lone.
    Never say never, never give up!!
    Have a wonderful week.
    Love and hugs.

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  4. Absolutely lovely! Your determination did pay off.

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  5. Thank you Marie!!! And good luck with your playing with food!!! Hugs!!

    Thank you stregata!!

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  6. I'm still having computer issues...but I wanted to stop by and say how beautiful the salt shaker pendant is! So unique and just adorable with the little bird! I also got your message about mailing my little mouse-thank you!

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  7. Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh. Pure heaven. I want that.

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