This necklace is made out of vintage plastic buttons, glass beads and wire. You can buy it from sylviavincent on Etsy for $22-
This cute little pocket mirror is made with scottie dog fabric from the 1940's. You can buy this mirror from BeadinNora over on Etsy for $6-
This wild purse is made out of vintage skirt material and features bright applique and buttons. You can buy this purse from TooToo over on Etsy for $29-
This flower brooch is made out of yarn and features new and vintage buttons at the center (as an added bonus you get the really cool hang tag!) You can buy this brooch from icklebird over on Etsy for $10-
This amazing chunky bracelet is full of tiny Cracker Jack toys and various other fun charms. You can buy this bracelet from Revamped Vintage over at Naughty Secretary Club for $250-
This ring features an off white with red and turquoise tree print fabric that is from vintage Japanese kimono fabric. You can buy this ring from tigerlillyshop over on Etsy for $6-
This bracelet is made out of vibrant orange vintage beads and baubles. You can buy this bracelet over at bombalurina over on Etsy for $25-
Today is known as Black Friday (the busiest shopping day of the year) and as Buy Nothing Day (a day when you are supposed to restrain yourself from consuming).
I like the idea behind "Buy Nothing Day". But, I feel that something that would be good to do today and year round would be for people to shop from small local businesses, small online businesses and from arts and crafts makers.
Today I have found an array of accessories that include vintage parts in the making of the final product. Reclaiming something old and turning it into something new is a great idea!
So, think of buying from an online or local craftsperson or artisan.
Or see what you can whip up yourself!
I love taking miscellaneous vintage odds and ends and turning them into something new like jewelry, purses, sculptures, cards, etc...