For part two of my DIY with Lisa Salzer (Lulu Frost) we decided we’d take the remaining items (two vintage keys, a vintage fur clip, and a pearl brooch that belonged to my grandmother) and combine them to form a beautiful statement. I was a little bit nervous about how well everything would go together, but ultimately ended up walking with a piece that I’m positively obsessed with.
The final product!
A reminder of what we were working with…
Now, before we dive into the project, Lisa and I came up with a fun little reader challenge! As you know from Tuesday’s post… Lulu Frost will take your family heirlooms (or thrifted finds that you don’t really wear) and recreate them into something special and perfect for modern day (think of the above necklaces… the 100 year collection came from bits + pieces from 1860-1960.) If you decide to take her up on this offer, snap a pick of you wearing the new design… I’ll feature it right here on the blog!
Yet another crazy cool inspiration board!
We started out by paying another trip to Lisa’s wall of chain to select some chains that would nicely complement my pieces.
From there, we snipped off pieces of chain and decided where we’d put the pendants.
Lisa immediately got to cleaning up each pendant with the file and then attaching them to the chains with a jump ring.
The file is critical here… she was meticulous… I didn’t think about what could catch on a sweater, etc.
For the large “fur clip” she filed off the back part, drilled two holes in the top, and attached chains.
From there, we added a jump ring and connected a larger piece of chain.
Next, Lisa used jump rings to connect 1/2 of the crystal necklace (with the blue pendant) to the chain + pendant.)
After that, she used more jump rings to connect the pearl pin and then more chain. And then, slowly, using more jump rings, she connected the keys to the chain.
We added a clasp…
And then a signature Lulu Frost ball…
And then voila… done!
photos of Lisa and I by Lexi Cross
by GRACE ATWOOD
The Stripe is a lifestyle blog for the stylish bookworm. Since its first post in 2010, it has aimed to be a daily source of inspiration for the modern woman. Written by Grace Atwood, The Stripe aims to leave you feeling like you just had coffee with a great girlfriend: savvier, more confident, and always learning something new.