Before and After: Vintage Flower Basket Pendant Necklace

I (obviously) love vintage jewelry, and I seem to collect a LOT of flower motif jewelry. Here’s a necklace I made a few years ago using a rhinestone flower basket brooch. It was packed during our move, and when I got it out a couple of months ago, I noticed it looked a little clunky. I think I was trying a little too hard to incorporate those vintage green beads in, and so I just did a little too much in general, trying to make it work. And it just wasn’t one of my favorites.

Here’s was my first go around with incorporating this sparkly rhinestone flower basket pendant into a necklace. (BEFORE)

Here’s was my first go around with incorporating this sparkly rhinestone flower basket pendant into a necklace. (BEFORE)

So, as Marie Kondo has taught me, I decided to make a change because this was no longer sparks joy! Because I love tearing apart old jewelry and creating new designs, I decided to keep that parts I loved, and redesign the rest. With just a few changes- monochromotic beads that form a straight, simple line, and just LESS, in general-and now I love this piece and it definitely sparks joy!

Ahhhh… so much better now! Cleaner simplicity that better showcases those sparkly flowers! (AFTER)

Ahhhh… so much better now! Cleaner simplicity that better showcases those sparkly flowers! (AFTER)

I’ve just found a perfect fit for those green beads I had to discard for this design. Stay tuned… I’ll show you those in my next post.

To find out more about this Flower Basket Necklace, please head over to the Resparkable Vintage shop over on Etsy!