Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Vintage style flower necklace


I bought these cute floral buttons a couple of years ago. I planned to use them on a blouse but then I realised that the shape would make them awkward to do up and undo. They've been sitting in my button stash (yep, I've got a stash of those too) ever since. Then I saw a vintage floral celluloid necklace in this post on Va-Voom Vintage. I could use my buttons to make a vintage inspired necklace.




I got a chain and clasps. I used my trusty pliers (seriously, I use them all the time) to attach the clasp and the buttons to the chain.

The flowers aren't spaced unevenly, I just positioned the necklace funny when I took the photo

It was so quick and easy, and I really love it. 

And here it is in action (not that you can really see it):


Vintage dress: Trademe
Shoes: Golden Ponies
Belt: Op shopped
Scarf: Belonged to my grandma
Bakelite bangles: Etsy and ebay
Necklace: I made it

22 comments:

  1. That's so pretty! The dress is lovely too.
    I made a flower necklace out of glass seed beads once but it would not sit nicely at all which was a shame.

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    1. Thanks! That's a shame that your necklace didn't work out.

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  2. That's so pretty and such a good idea. Button jewellery is quite popular over here, but it's usually buttons just threaded together on wire, this is so much nicer. I have a button stash too... and trusty pliers. x

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    1. Thanks. Yeah, button jewellery is popular here too. Yeah, you gotta have a button stash.

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  3. oh blue and red together, love! and red shoes, very cute!

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  4. love the necklace. great idea! this dress is fabulous ...

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  5. That is very pretty! I love the dress and shoes too.

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  6. Well that's rather bloody smart arsed of you! Love it!!! XXX

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    1. Ha, I have been known to be a bit of a smart arse. Thanks!

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  7. You are a clever kitten. I love that necklace, it works a treat with your killer frock and gorgeous shoes! x

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  8. How adorable and what a great way to use what's in your stash. The colors are also a great "pop" to the outfit

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    1. Thanks. Yes, I'm glad I used them, they've been sitting in the stash far too long.

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  9. Love and WANT the dress and necklace, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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  10. That's brilliant! What a great way to use those beautiful buttons. Lovely frock too. xxx

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  11. Hi Camelia,

    You are so beautiful and the necklace took the place very very well on your neck. I think little care and beautiful ideas can really make anyone beautiful. Nice work. I would love to listen from you more.

    Kim@ Beautiful Clasps

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  12. The necklace is gorgeous - I love the red and black together and it looks very like celluloid novelty jewellery that I *think* is from the 1940s. Love your dress too - I'm wearing a blue floral frock today as well :)

    Nikki x

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