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Yes my Craft Gossip readers, the fine peeps at Cico Publishing have provided me with a copy of Vintage Revised Jewelry: 35 step-by-step Projects Inspired by Lost, Found, and Recycled Treasures by Co-Co Nichole Bush that you can get yourself in the running for by simply leaving a comment in today’s post answering the question:

What’s your favorite piece of jewelry? Open to US residents only. I will randomly pick a winner after midnight Wednesday March 27, 2013.

I loved this book! There are some great ideas for how to incorporate old found objects into pretty pieces of jewelry. To see 3 necklaces I made with recycled and repro bits pop on over to Sweater Surgery.

More about the book from the publisher:

“Transform vintage finds and broken objects into jewellery to treasure with Vintage Revised Jewelry. Nichole Bush has a passion for creating one-of-a-kind jewellery by combining antique and vintage treasures to make distinctive and unique statements, and in these 35 projects, she shares that passion with you. Old keys become quirky earrings or hang on chains as a pretty necklace. Pieces of watches capture a moment in time – combined with other trinkets, they’re turned into a lapel pin or wrist cuff. Anything can be a charm for a necklace or bracelet – from beads to brooches and earrings, even door knobs. Metal locker number tags act as intriguing focal points and tintypes (photographs on metal rather than paper, made in the late 19th century) provide an instant echo of the past. Some designs are deeply personal, incorporating things that remind Nichole of family and friends, and she suggests what you might include for your own individual pieces. With clear, step-by-step artworks and instructions, a helpful techniques section, and lots of inspiration throughout, you will soon become skilled in making your own pieces of nostalgic, stunning jewellery.”

By Stefanie Girard

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80 Comments so far

  1. Tonya W on March 20, 2013 1:44 pm

    I have so many favorites, depending on my mood. One that’s persisted through the years is a vintage-style green enamel silver locket made by 1928 that I splurged for while I was in school ($20 was expensive when you’re eating Ramen).

  2. Christine Kiehl on March 20, 2013 2:01 pm

    My favorite piece of jewlery is a necklace which my late husband gave to me.

  3. Heather R. on March 20, 2013 2:18 pm

    My favorite piece is actually a large set of bracelets that were my grandmother’s, in the 1920′s- they’re Bakelite bangles. I love antique costume jewelry! Maybe this book could give me some ideas, as to what to do with all of the random, broken pieces I’ve inherited or found…? Thank you so much for the giveaway- the book looks awesome!

  4. Katie on March 20, 2013 2:35 pm

    My favorite is a necklace my son made in the 4th grade. It features a picture of him.

  5. Karie on March 20, 2013 2:37 pm

    I have a small necklace that my grandma gave me when I was about 12 years old.

  6. Emily on March 20, 2013 2:38 pm

    This book sounds so great. I need some inspiration to rework some of the old pieces I have in my collection.

  7. Dani on March 20, 2013 6:12 pm

    This book looks so cool! My favorite heirloom is my great grandmothers ring.

  8. Maureen on March 20, 2013 6:36 pm

    I have this orange necklace that I wear with almost everything. I’m not sure why I love it so much, but I found a perfect matching set of earrings from my late mother’s collection.

  9. Amy Kopperude on March 20, 2013 6:52 pm

    I love labradorite, and l bought a gorgeous pendant at a biker event one summer.

  10. MelodyJ on March 20, 2013 11:32 pm

    I like the blue earrings I made in jewelry making class.

  11. debe on March 21, 2013 12:19 am

    One of my favorites it a ring that belonged to my great grandmother, I wore it all my life until I gained baby weight. I love to find baggies of jewelry to rework into cuffs and pins. Thanks for this offer, it looks great!

  12. HawaiianLibrarian on March 21, 2013 12:23 am

    My favorite piece of jewelry is my gold Hawaiian bracelet.

  13. Joan H. on March 21, 2013 12:24 am

    My mother was the original Vintage jewelry recycler / reviser! Oh, the creative things she would come up with!

  14. Sheri Simmons on March 21, 2013 12:36 am

    My favorite piece of jewelry is a diamond and garnet ring. It was given to me on my sixteenth birthday by gramma and grampa. I have worn this ring almost every day since. I was extremely close to my grampa. On the day he passed away,before I knew he was gone,one of the rubies fell out of my ring. I have never had it repaired. I have been asked many times as to why I do not have it replaced and my reply is always the same “A part of me is missing as is a part of my ring. It reminds me of my grampa no longer being here. The hole in my ring to me symbolizes the hole in my heart”

  15. Katherine on March 21, 2013 1:15 am

    My favorite piece of jewelry has to be my diamond solitaire. When I got married it was the center stone in my wedding ring…when I got divorced I couldn’t stand putting it in a drawer and never wearing it again – so I had it made into a necklace & earrings. Best investment ever! ;) Thank you for the fun contest!

  16. Karen Hornsten on March 21, 2013 2:11 am

    Always my mother’s bracelet but lately my pierced earrings. I waited for 68 years to get my ears pierced!

  17. DeborahDoh on March 21, 2013 2:59 am

    My favorite piece is a ring my daughter and son bought me. It has two little hearts with their birthstone in the center of each. I wear it every day.

  18. Linda on March 21, 2013 3:15 am

    My current favorite piece of jewelry is an ammonite pendant. I love it’s texture and shape and thinking about how old it is. I searched for one for a long time and finally found it at a bead show.. I was so excited. I love wearing something that is a piece of nature!

  19. Jayme on March 21, 2013 3:36 am

    I love my Mom’s charm bracelet. I should wear it more often!

  20. Cathy Martin on March 21, 2013 4:18 am

    My wedding ring- 39 years. But I have drawers of costume jewelry that I trot out as much as possible. Rhinestones with jeans. I would love to have the book for inspiration to combine some pieces I have that are broken.

  21. Jaan L of Tx on March 21, 2013 5:12 am

    When my hubby and I were newly married, he was on a trip to Dubai. He brought me back a set of hand made 22ct gold bangles. I never ever leave the house without them. They are a one of a kind.

  22. Susan Berk on March 21, 2013 5:19 am

    My favorite piece of jewelry is my Mom’s charm bracelet–milestones in her life including the birth of her 3 kids!

  23. Connie Eyberg on March 21, 2013 5:29 am

    I love vintage jewelry and redesigning it. This book looks so inspirational! My favorite piece is a locket that belonged to my grandmother with a photo of her inside.

  24. Marilyn H on March 21, 2013 5:44 am

    I have a couple of old brooches that were belonged to one of my grandmothers. Those are a favorite.

  25. Kellie on March 21, 2013 5:47 am

    My favorite piece of jewelry is my charm bracelet that matches my sisters and daughters. When we travel together we all get matching charms to add to the bracelet. It is great fun and makes great memories.

  26. CDChilds on March 21, 2013 5:48 am

    Jewelry for me is memories. I remember sitting with my grandpa Pinky at his work bench repairing or creating his new master piece. He was a jeweler by trade in the early 40′s to the late 70′s. I was only a child then. My favorite piece was a beautiful vintage broach he was repairing. It had a cluster of rubies inter laced in a scroll design. Breathtaking beautiful!

    Although I’m a glass artist I’v always wanted to create a few of my own jewelry master pieces. I was left all his tools when he passed and I look at them from time to time in hope if great inspiration.

  27. Mary Mac on March 21, 2013 6:00 am

    I have several necklaces that I love to wear. Depends if I want a short or long piece.

  28. Angi Mullis on March 21, 2013 6:03 am

    My favorite piece of jewelry is not one that I made. It is a beautiful diamond and opal cross on a simple gold chain. My husband gave it to me on our 10th anniversary. I was in the hospital surviving the side effects of chemo. I’m embarassed to admitt that I had forgotten it was our anniversary. My birthstone is opal, his is diamond. It is the most beautiful and special gift ever!

    Angi Mullis dj2isme@aol.com

  29. Kathleen on March 21, 2013 6:04 am

    My favorite pieces of jewelry are my mom’s engagement and wedding rings (they’re a stacked set)–I loved to look at them when I was a little girl and even though I lost my mom eleven years ago, they still remind me so much of her and her love.

  30. Carolyn Demaree on March 21, 2013 6:07 am

    My favorite piece is the silver wedding ring my husband made for me..

  31. Jen on March 21, 2013 6:21 am

    If I had to choose a favorite, it would probably be the swarovski bracelet that I made myself!

  32. Debra Gibson on March 21, 2013 6:28 am

    I love bracelets and love making them ! I love vintage pieces and using them in my pieces so this book would be great to win ! Thank You so much for the chance to win !

  33. Elena T on March 21, 2013 6:40 am

    I have a couple necklaces featuring beads made by friends, but my fave “vintage” is a necklace I made with an old brass key that has a wine bottle glass bead on it. I love adding glass beads to old keys.

  34. Nancy D on March 21, 2013 6:50 am

    My favorite would have to be my mothers old engagement ring. She passed away when I was young so this ring is dear to my heart.

  35. Rose S. on March 21, 2013 8:01 am

    My favorite is a celtic necklace that my husband bought me when we were dating in Ireland many years ago.

  36. Sandra on March 21, 2013 8:04 am

    My favorite is a necklace and bracelet that my mother use to wear that I called her root beer jewelry. It’s brown beads that I’m sure are some kind of plastic but I love them.

  37. Cher Wallace on March 21, 2013 8:13 am

    I have a “thing” for old lockets ~ couldn’t even say which is my favorite. I wish I could find old ones, but it’s near impossible!

  38. Sandy on March 21, 2013 8:15 am

    My favorite is a necklace I made from items found walking around my neighborhood which includes a key, several rusted washers. Very retro looking.

  39. superstitches on March 21, 2013 8:15 am

    My favorite is a floral silver ring I found in the park when I was about 15. Timeless and classic.

  40. Cindy Schmidt on March 21, 2013 8:54 am

    My FAVORITE is my wedding ring, however, I love many pieces and enjoy jewelry.

  41. Christina on March 21, 2013 9:12 am

    My favorite piece of jewelry is an antique gold cornucopia broach with a sapphire gem that I wore under my wedding dress for something blue that belonged to my grandfather.

  42. nina on March 21, 2013 9:36 am

    When I was 10 years old, my Sister’s Mother-in-law gave me a Weiss Christmas Tree broach with colored stones and candles. I’ve kept it all these years, I’m now 60! I always get compliments at Christmas when I wear it. It’s something I have always treasured!

  43. Karey on March 21, 2013 9:51 am

    My favorite piece of jewelry (besides my engagement/wedding ring, of course) is a necklace made from an old NY subway token.

  44. Theresa on March 21, 2013 10:13 am

    My favorite piece is a blue star sapphire ring that my uncle gave me. He has always
    been my favorite uncle since I was a mere tot.
    It means the world to me.

  45. georgia on March 21, 2013 10:42 am

    My favorite piece of jewelry is my mom’s wedding set that she gifted me for my own marriage. My father gave it to her for their 25th wedding anniversary to replace their original. Much sentimental value!

  46. Shai Williams on March 21, 2013 10:45 am

    My favorite piece really varies depending on my mood. Lately it has been a necklace that I made in honor of my memories of my Gram.

  47. Charlene Anderson on March 21, 2013 11:23 am

    My favorite piece depends on the day and my mood!

  48. patricia on March 21, 2013 11:47 am

    My favorite pieces are rings that my mom gave me.

  49. Sharon S on March 21, 2013 12:11 pm

    My favorite – a cameo given to me by my husband’s grandmother on our wedding day – wore it on my bridal gown.

  50. Betty Maple on March 21, 2013 12:31 pm

    A necklace I made from a key plate, rock found on the beach at Lake Erie and a key given to me by an old friend.

  51. Karen Zumbrun on March 21, 2013 12:59 pm

    My favorite changes all the time but right now it’s a glass, resin and brass necklace that I made last week.

  52. Gil Crews on March 21, 2013 1:04 pm

    My favorite piece is my Great Grandmother’s black cameo.

  53. Lorrie on March 21, 2013 1:43 pm

    My favorite piece is my Grandma’s birthstone ring that I received when she passed away.

  54. Rose on March 21, 2013 2:45 pm

    My favorite is my mother’s diamond from her engagement ring. I had another gold ring so had them melted into a wide band with her stone set in the center. I truly love it.

  55. Kelli Thomas on March 21, 2013 4:26 pm

    My grandpa’s watch. I wear it everyday even though it is a man’s watch.

  56. Sue on March 21, 2013 4:55 pm

    My favorite piece is a pearl necklace that my Grandmother gave me for graduation so very many years ago.

  57. Linda on March 21, 2013 5:07 pm

    Love this book theme-my favorite is my great-gramma’s garnet and pearl ring that I got when I graduated from college.

  58. Sue Addison on March 21, 2013 7:05 pm

    I would have to say my favorite piece of jewelry is the pendant I made with a copy of and old picture of my Dad holding myself and my sister when we were young. I put it between two pieces of glass and used copper tape and solder to seal it. I added a couple of crystal dangles to to finish it off. I love all things old. I can’t wait to check out this book!

  59. jeanne schenk-muckey on March 21, 2013 8:15 pm

    My Favorite jewelry are brooches and pins, big ones. My Fav is a zodiac Leo Cameo my mother bought me when I was in jr. high school. I love to re-make jewelry.

  60. Arcia on March 21, 2013 9:37 pm

    My favorite is a necklace from my children

  61. Lynda on March 22, 2013 5:31 am

    My favorite piece? Oh, that’s hard. I have several pieces from my aunt and then several earrings I’ve bought over the years I’d like to work with and change to wear.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  62. Tiffany S. on March 22, 2013 12:23 pm

    Besides my wedding ring, one of my favorite pieces I made:

    A purple geode slice on a vintage Trifari choker:

  63. susan on March 22, 2013 8:08 pm

    My grandmother’s screwback earrings. Thanks for giveaways!

  64. marybeth i on March 22, 2013 8:56 pm

    My new wedding ring – It has my mom’s diamond and a setting we picked out together.

  65. Haydee on March 23, 2013 8:33 am

    I love glass necklaces.

  66. Maureen on March 23, 2013 10:09 am

    I have many favorites, but I especially love rings……I can’t just wear one, I have to wear a set of 3! Very interested in this book, love the combination of old and new jewelry. Thanks!

  67. paula on March 23, 2013 6:13 pm

    one of the first pieces I made when took up jewelry making was a necklace of hematite and silver jasper beads. somehow it’s become my “go to” item when I can’t decide what to wear, and I absolutely love it.

  68. Cindy on March 23, 2013 7:37 pm

    I treasure my grandmother’s college ring. No small accomplishment in the early 1900′s!

  69. Sofia on March 23, 2013 7:39 pm

    I love the jade ring my Grammie gave me

  70. Audrey Naylor on March 25, 2013 4:08 am

    I have 2 pieces of oldish jewellery both are watch faces on a chain one is silver flat50p shape has a proper clock face the other is gold and is the shape of a barrell and the time is on the side of the barrell but only as numbers 2.25 thats all it shows and is only a 12 hour clock one is a wind up and the other just seems to go on forever and ever. I feel that their are old fashioned and have not worn them for such a long time.

  71. Ann Devine on March 25, 2013 6:41 am

    If I go by what I wear most often, my favorite is a pair of earrings handcrafted from dichroic glass. But I love to shop the flea market here, and will buy broken bits to remake into other lovelies! This book would be right up my alley. Thanks!

  72. Kathy Shoemaker on March 25, 2013 8:04 am

    My fav is a paw print oin that says Until they all have a home.

  73. Kathleen on March 25, 2013 12:42 pm

    My favorite was a necklace I made with vintage pieces given to me by my husband. I recently lost it and was devastated!

  74. Roylene Neal on March 26, 2013 4:58 am

    I have all my mother’s and a cousin’s beads and jewelry I would love to recycle and use. A lot from the 30′s and 40′s.

  75. Dennis Mullins on March 26, 2013 9:38 am

    I have a pin that my mother-in-law gave me and I wear it on my hat it is from the 1920′s.when she gave me that there were a lot of old stuff she didn’t want any more so I took them apart and have been using them to add to new. I would love to win that book thanks for a chance.

  76. Lexi on March 26, 2013 11:13 am

    My favorite piece of jewelry is a Victorian tassel necklace from my husband. I feel so wonderful every time I put it on!

  77. Stephanie on March 26, 2013 2:52 pm

    My favorite is a diamond pendant that my mom had made for me out of the diamond from her wedding set (my parents are divorced). It’s simple and elegant and I love it.
    thanks for the giveaway!

  78. lorraine m on March 26, 2013 3:13 pm

    My favorite piece is amethyst – lockets – I just found a piece we purchased a couple of years ago in Canada – an elasticized amethyst bracelet. Lovely.

  79. Rhonda on March 27, 2013 1:51 pm

    An old button bracelet – buttons sewed on elastic cord.

  80. Heidi on May 17, 2014 6:53 pm

    A glass pin made from a very old horse halter adornment with a painted picture of a horse and rider under heavy dome of glass. It was my grandmother’s, and then my mother’s, and now mine. :)

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