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Flea market jewelry : new style from old treasures
Morgan, Binky.
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Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub., [2001]

Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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TT153.7 .M67 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Give vintage jewelry new life as contemporary jewelry, unique home accents, and other accessories. 30 beautifully photographed projects promise the never-ending potential of transforming flea market finds and treasures from your own jewelry box into one-of-a-kind works of art. Turn beaded and rhinestone belt buckles into fabulous miniature picture frames. A brooch and a necklace can become an eye-catching picture hanger. Add interest to a room with a spectacular beaded curtain. Revel in the compliments you'll receive when you wear "new" necklaces, bracelets, brooches, and earrings made from other pieces. Make ornaments, candleholders, hair pins, wind chimes, handbags, and more. You'll never look at a lone earring, a broken clasp, or grandmother's old jewelry the same way again!

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Booklist Review

The image conjured up by the title is a bit frightening--droves of novice crafters rummaging through flea markets, buying vintage costume jewelry, and completely unconstructing then reconstructing the pieces into new forms. It's a scary thought, because valuable items might be disassembled for the sake of art; after all, old trinkets, thanks to Antique Road Show's popularity, just aren't available any more. Nonetheless, Morgan does a credible job of creating 40 very different designs recycling old brooches, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, transforming gewgaws into beaded curtains, petite picture frames, jazzed-up chandeliers, and the like. And although the quality of the six gallery artists varies tremendously, the color photographs could spark some serious creativity. --Barbara Jacobs