Thursday, January 9, 2014

Upcycled and Updated 1/9/14

 Hello Fellow Thrifters~
Back in December I stopped by one of my new favorite places to acquire goodies for repurposing, The Nesting Cottage in Camden, NC.  I posted the picture on the right to share my finds from that day.

Recently I was perusing these pieces and I couldn't stop thinking about this link style necklace you see below.

It was dirty, dingy and tarnished, but had a lovely, flexible feel and a nice solid weight.  After washing with mild soap and drying I began to experiment with various colors of Ranger patina.  I tried an antique bronze and also copper, but they weren't giving me the look I hoped for.

Ultimately, I ended up with two of my favorites, Moss green and the turquoise-y Patina.


Close up view




I love the fresh spring like combination of colors here, just what you need in a record breaking cold January to get you out of the doldrums and thinking about warmer months ahead.  I really like giving new life to something that was in a junk bin a month ago. :-D

Thanks for reading today.  Have a great rest of the week~  



7 comments:

  1. What awesome finds, Tammie! I think we have all been unconsciously searching for green in our lives during this brutal weather. Hooray for staying indoors and playing with spring colours!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by today Monique, I know we just started winter, but I am obviously already wishing for April :-D

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  2. You really freshened up that necklace. Love the green.

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  3. I love thrifty finds too. I love the patina you did on the chain.

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