Friday, July 2, 2010

One cup flour, 1/2 tsp. oregano, pinch of shabby chic.



I've never been terribly good at shabby chic, although I always love the gorgeous ways other people rock it. But I came across these itty bitties at a yard sale:

Vintage cut class salt shakers, eight for a dollar! And I could not resist trying something shabby to the chic.

I threaded a piece of wire through two holes -

Then made a wrapped loop on top.

At the same yard sale, I bought a broken vintage bracelet:

I put 'em together, and ended up with...

Because it's a substantial size, you wouldn't want this pendant right up around your neckline. I made this piece quite long, for a better drape.

Looks so cute with a white tee and jeans.

And don't forget it's also a bottle pendant with a working lid. Tuck something inside: a handwritten wish scroll, a tiny treasure, or some lucky salt for tossing over your left shoulder!

And here's one more notion. Insert crumpled paper, fabric or colorful seed beads to change the color.

This is one you can customize to infinity. Match a different outfit every day!

So what do you think? Le freak?

Or c'est chic?

15 comments:

  1. C'est chic and c'est creative ( used up my French already).

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  2. c'est chic for sure! I want to try this. Now I have to find a tiny little salt shaker like that. That is cute alone, but you made it very c'est chic. [I used french that was fun.]

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  3. That's just adorable, and I have some tiny shakers we never use....hmmmmmmmmm....

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  4. Believe it or not, I kinda thought along the same lines- but now that I've seen it, I know I could never come up with anything nearly as beautiful as yours! C'est magnifique!

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  5. Wow, you totally captured shabby chic. Such a great unique project!

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  6. C'est CHIC!!! This is unbelievable! Totally Rocks!

    I am enjoying your posts. You need to add a follow button so I can keep up with all your great ideas!

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  7. Oh, I must, must, must do this - I have a small collection of these (just can't seem to resist them)!!

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  8. I love it! Especially with the seed beads - total genius! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I hacked you:

    http://thosenorthernskies.blogspot.com/2010/07/cut-glass-necklace.html

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  10. The shaker I found is more tall and narrow, with still a wide base. (tall like only an couple inches, but not as fat.) I am thinking of winding wire around the neck but now you have me thinking about coming through the shaker holes. I like that I get to play with it.

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  11. This is so cute--what a great idea.

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  12. obsessed! must find teeny tiny salt shaker

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  13. wow - i love this. i would love to find some little containers like that. it's pretty.

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  14. Its so nice,interestingggggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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