DIY: For your home
For your home: Transform Jewellery into Home Accents
DO-IT-YOURSELF-Turn cast-off costume jewellery into one-of-a-kind accents for your home.
1. Butterfly Jewellery Collection
Butterfly brooches like these are too beautiful to keep tucked away in a jewelry box. Let them take flight as wall art by creating a pseudo-scientific display. Paint a gesso-finish artist’s canvas with water-thinned dark umber paint and then rub it off. Use a graphite pencil to draw lines depicting the wingspans.
2. Curtain Tieback
A vintage pin adorns a ribbon for a pretty curtain tieback. Wrap sheer ribbon around the curtain panel and tie,
leaving tails about a foot long. Pin the flower brooch at the knot. Brooches like this one are easy to find.
3. Beautiful Beaded Napkin Rings
Ordinary metal napkin rings morph into gem-encrusted beauties when you thread beads and crystals onto craft wire and wrap it securely around the rings. Thread more beads onto wire to make a coordinating set of