Sunday, May 29, 2011

Fishing Swivel Charm Bracelet

I bought a very full gallon size bag of jewelry pieces the other day for $10!  Included in the bag were tons of earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings, you name it!  Some of the pieces were still wearable and I added those to my ever growing jewelry collection.  Other pieces were broken, or had lost its mate.  I figured it might be fun to make an eclectic charm bracelet.  Even though there were lots of pieces of chain in the bag that I could have used, I decided to go with a chain of fishing swivels instead.  I made three separate chains using (4) #10 barrel swivels for each chain.  I added a couple of copper beads to each "snap" section before closing it.  I purchased a toggle clasp that allowed me to hook the three chains to it while providing a little space between the chains (you can see what I mean in the following pictures.)  I then proceeded to attach a variety of "charms" to the fishing swivels, most of which were broken or lonely earrings.  I figure I have less than $4 into the whole project!


If you click on the following picture to enlarge it, you can better see the pieces that I hooked the three chains to.  These pieces came with a toggle clasp attached to them, but I removed the toggle clasp and opted for a more traditional, secure clasp.


   


This bracelet is fun to wear and reminds me of the charm bracelet I wore as a young girl.

Linking up to THESE great link parties!


24 comments:

  1. Love the fishing swivels. I love this bracelet. I wish I wasn't so allergic to most metals or I'd definitely be wearing this!

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  2. I love this; very creative. I bet that $10 bag is like a little treasure chest with lots of cool stuff.

    Thanks for sharing your very cool bracelet!
    Tammy

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  3. What a great idea! This is so pretty and looks like it belongs in a high-end boutique!!

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  4. Oh that is so pretty Susan. So happy you found my newbie party and joined in. Please add my link or button to your post.

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  5. Fantastic!! I love what you did with these old pieces. I'd be doing a happy dance with a $10 bag of old jewelry. Great job!

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  6. Such a fun idea!! I really love it. Dad was a fisherman so it also has a sentimental tug for me. I agree with Lauren that it looks like something that would be in a high end boutique. This is going in my 'to try SOON' idea file. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  7. wow this turned out amazing!!! GREAT JOB

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  8. This really look like one of my lucky charm bracelets I have during my young days...but yours one much better and more love!

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  9. what an inventive way to come up with a one of a kind bracelet! I really like it.

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  10. Wow! Lots going on with that bracelet! A great statement piece, wish I could pull it off!

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  11. Very eclectic. Very awesome! Great pictures with the blue bottle too!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  12. Thanks for sharing your blog with me. So many great ideas! Do you take your own pictures? They do a wonderful job of showing your creations.

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  13. Thanks Lisa! I do take my own pictures, in fact my husband bought me a new lens for Mother's Day. I then edit them a bit in Photoshop Elements.

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  14. I love this. I have collected LOTS of jewelry pieces. I have added this to http://pinterest.com/msbacom/pins/

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  15. Oh my gosh, I love it!!! Thank you so much for linking up!

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  16. That is very pretty!
    Thanks for linking it up to this week's Catch a glimpse party!

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  17. love the bracelet.

    I am having a yard sale tomorrow and have lots of jewelry i think I will add it to a plastic bag for $10.00

    Janice

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  18. Wow I wish I could find a bag of jewelry for $10. What a great way to re-use! THanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

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  19. great bracelet, love it when re-use projects turn out so well!

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  20. This is so cute and creative. Great for a fisherwoman :)

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  21. Lovely... and beautiful photos, too.

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  22. I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2011/06/any-link-goes-party-running-now-summer.html

    Come strut your stuff.

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Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate the feedback and always look forward to reading what you have to say! Susan

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