About a month or so ago, my husband Steve & I stopped at Found Things in its new location in downtown Des Moines. I always loved Found Things when it was in East Village, so was excited to check out Marsha's new digs on the west end of downtown Des Moines.
We found several fun things that I just had to take home, including this jar of colorful electronic resisters. I didn't know for sure what I was going to do with them, but they were just too interesting to pass by!
Last week, I dumped out the jar & started playing around with them. Here's what I've come up with so far . . .
First, I made this simple pair of earrings out of 2 matching resisters. I loved how easy to wrap the little wires sticking out of them -- it was like they were made to be jewelry!
Next, I decided to try a bracelet . . .
For the bracelet, I alternated the little resisters with old tokens I had picked up at a flea market. I just love how
colorful the resisters are!
Finally, I made this necklace with 2 of the little bit larger resisters . . .
For the pendant, I used an old pinback button that I picked up at the What Cheer flea market last month. As soon as I saw this pin at the flea market, I was attracted to its graphics -- especially the color & the "28" (for some reason, I really like numbers). As I was looking through things to use for a pendant with the resisters, this pinback button seemed the perfect match! For the necklace, I prong-set it in copper that I dipped in liver of sulfer to add patina. The gemstone beads are black onyx. For the chain, I used antique copper belcher chain.
I had such fun working with these resisters that I was tempted to see what else I could make, but decided instead
to check out some of the lithograph tin that I got from my husband's cousin several months ago!
To see more of the fun stuff Marsha has at Found Things, check out the shop's website at http://foundthingsdsm.com, or its Facebook page. To see more of my jewelry, check out my website at http://paulinesjewelrybox.com, or my Facebook page.