Using Vintage/Junk Jewelry

Hi everyone!

A few days ago I showed you some recent junk jewelry that I got at a yard sale. I told you I collect it and like to use the pieces. I also wrote about losing some weight and all my clothes are too big.

Well, yesterday I grabbed a top out of the closet thinking it would be just fine fit wise since I had bought it in May. I was wrong. It was just a bit to loose and baggy. So, I grabbed a vintage brooch I had and gathered some of the shirt and created extended pleating.

Although you can't tell it from this picture, the brooch is silver with dark blue/gray stones in it. And let me tell you, it is not easy to try to take a picture of a specific part of your clothes when you are wearing them! LOL

Once again, you can't tell from the picture, but the top is one of those that kind of criss cross in the front so the pin lines up with the seam from the criss cross.

I used the brooch on the side to line up with the top's seam.

I added a vintage silver and gray beaded necklace.

It all actually worked. I just wore jeans and used a vintage purse and the look came together.

I know, this is an odd kind of post for me. But, what the heck. LOL I wanted to show you ideas for adding fun vintage bling to your wardrobe. Both the brooch and necklace were bought at an estate sale for under $1.00.

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  1. Such a great way to use jewelry! And I wish i could find deals like that!!

  2. Love your ideas Diann.


  3. Good way to extend use of a too loose top! Congrats again girl on losing that weight. I love the broach! I bet you looked good!!

  4. This is a great way to use vintage jewelry! La

  5. What a great tip -- now, I just need to lose the weight! Congrats to you.

  6. Love the vintage jewelry and Congratulations on the weight loss. I have a few pounds I would like to get rid of.
    Have a great week.

  7. I always look for vintage jewelry to rework into new pieces, like charm bracelets and necklaces. Good for you! Oh to have the problem of clothing being too large...
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

  8. are such a creative spirit! Beautiful! I looove vintage jewelery! beautiful!

  9. Beautiful finds! And congrats on losing weight. I know how wonderful that feels! I'm almost done losing all my post-baby weight =)

    If you want, stop by my blog! I have my first-ever give away that is near and dear to my heart.

  10. Great vintage jewelry. Very creative.

  11. The brooch and necklace look perfect with your top. Great use of vintage jewelry.

  12. Vintage jewelry is my passion. I love digging through it finding new looks.


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