If I had a sixpence for every time I’d been given a piece of “broken” jewellery that “you wont be able to do anything with” then I wouldn’t be able to move for sixpences. I absolutely LOVE the expression on someone’s face when they receive a piece of unique jewellery, handcrafted out of something they wouldn’t even send to the charity shop. I must of been a Womble in a previous life because if it’s not jewellery then its re-purposing furniture my parents have thrown out (and painting it up for the work shop)… and just lately re-homing a pre loved kitchen. (Thank you Jenny & Bill – bet you a sixpence you will want it back when it’s been rubbed scrubbed and rejuvenated with a bit of Farrow & Ball… love their paint)
I’m drawn to old stuff, the way it feels where has it been? Who owned it? What’s your story my little hidden gem?
I also like the satisfaction of the uniqueness and quality of the “new” form of a previously dismissed object once it’s been reborn. New – and the one and only.
Vintage and “Retro” are such a strong current through many wedding themes in particular, surely it’s much more charming a notion to up-cycle a genuine treasure than settle for an inspired copy? Have a look inside your jewellery box, also your mum’s and under Aunty flo’s bed if you dare. What about Grandad’s broken cufflinks? And the buttons from your first baby cardigan? If there is a reason that you haven’t moved these things on then let’s give them a second chance at life.
A new gown covered in antique beads… Watch this space 😉