So this is the piece we came up with....using some new & mostly old parts of vintage jewelry. It's not exactly a necklace because it's too short. Not sure what it is, but she thinks she will hang it on a rear view mirror when she finally gets a car of her own :)
I think it is charming and perfect because now she has a little bit of both her grandmothers' jewelry to keep as an heirloom and of course she wanted something with horses!
A quick overview of our project:
We made the new chain by piecing together about (5) different chains from other jewelry. We even pieced in a very old individual bead with tiny rhinestones. We took apart a charm necklace in a couple places and added that for our centerpiece to dangle various charms. One of the charms was part of an old earring. Added a DREAM scrapbook charm, a vintage K typewriter key and a cute little flower charm.
Go ahead and pull out some old forgotten jewelry and create your very own special family "art heirloom"..... and THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX! We had so much fun making this one....I think we will be making other things as well....... It's a great project to do with your older children too.....and I don't have any previous jewelry making experience so don't be afraid.... Have fun!