Before and After Treasures

“You’ve got some of these in your drawer!”

If you’re like me, you’ve forgotten about some of your special jewelry pieces: charm bracelets from an earlier time, necklaces gifted to you; heirlooms from family and so on. These items may be locked in the safe, or buried under more recent purchases.

What if you could update your wardrobe, shopping in your closet? You could enlist my help. Look at these fun before/after creations, part of a custom series for one of my customers.

Before:

©2014, Mary Ellen Merrigan "Chain Collage, Before"

©2014, Mary Ellen Merrigan “Chain Collage, Before”

Are you ready for the update?

After:

©2014, Mary Ellen Merrigan "Chain Collage, After"

©2014, Mary Ellen Merrigan “Chain Collage, After”

Treasure necklaces come in all shapes and sizes. Here are a couple made for young girls.

©2014, Mary Ellen Merrigan Miliflori Charm Treasure Necklace

©2014, Mary Ellen Merrigan Miliflori Charm Treasure Necklace

©2014, Mary Ellen Merrigan Purple Charm Treasire Necklace

©2014, Mary Ellen Merrigan Purple Charm Treasire Necklace

In an earlier before and after story, I highlighted the process of preparing treasure necklace number one in this series.

If you’re considering giving treasures as a gift, remember presentation is everything. Once again, you may have beautiful items such as these boxes, buried on a shelf in your garage or attic.

©2014, Mary Ellen Merrigan, Purple box and green box in prep for presentation

©2014, Mary Ellen Merrigan, Purple box and green box in prep for presentation

Here’s one of my repurposed boxes, beautifully presented.

©2014, Mary Ellen Merrigan Treasure Necklace in a Box

©2014, Mary Ellen Merrigan Treasure Necklace in a Box

©2014, Mary Ellen Merrigan Treasure Necklace

©2014, Mary Ellen Merrigan Treasure Necklace 7-14

This was custom piece number five in the treasure necklace series. What a fulfilling project…for me and for my customer.

Are you inspired to transform your treasured mementos into wearable art you can enjoy?