Win a copy of Vintage Revised Jewelry: 35 step-by-step Projects Inspired by Lost, Found, and Recycled Treasures

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.”


  1. Karen Zumbrun says

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

  2. Lorrie says

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

  3. Rose says

    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.

  4. says

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

  5. Linda says

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

  6. Sue Addison says

    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!

  7. jeanne schenk-muckey says

    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.

  8. says

    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.

  9. says

    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!

  10. paula says

    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.

  11. Cindy says

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

  12. Audrey Naylor says

    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.

  13. says

    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!

  14. Roylene Neal says

    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.

  15. Dennis Mullins says

    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.

  16. Lexi says

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

  17. Stephanie says

    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!

  18. says

    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.

  19. Heidi says

    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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