Repurposed Inspiration: Junk Jewelry Project #1

Junk Jewelry Frame Collage

I still have some junk jewelry from my last Goodwill jar!  I used up a handful of it in this mixed media Junk Jewelry Collage.  I used theme “What a Wonderful World”.

 

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I got the frame at a garage sale for $6.00!

Step One:  Cut scrapbook paper to fit each box and attach with glue stick. I tried to use complimentary colors so it wasn’t matching, but adding pops of color.

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When surveying the pile of junk jewelry I picked out pieces that represented our “world”.  After the glue was dry under the scrapbook paper:

Step Two: Use E6000 to secure the pieces to the insides of the boxes.

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The junk jar contained some cool lapel pins and pendants.  The owl pendant became the focal of the collage.

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The dolphin worked well on the scrapbook paper…it was complete serendipity the line to differenciate the water!  The clear marble pendant had actual plant life embedded.

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The rhinestone butterfly seemed to like it’s new spot and I place a scrapbook coin to add dimension to the rustic pendant underneath.

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A bracelet and an odd collection of  charms filled up two rectangular segments.

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Finally I secured a hanger in the back of the tray.  I used an actual necklace chain from the junk jewelry jar.

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It is so fun to make these mixed media collages…you see something different each time you look at it!

Junk Jewelry Frame Collage

 

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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