I resisted long and hard (as I do with most “new” technology). I was not going to let myself get sucked into the Pinterest vacuum. I have had an account for a while now but mostly I would just go in and check the boards, hit the heart button and move on. I received an email from Pinterest a few months back introducing “private boards”…I still didn’t take the bait. But then a new adventurous trip presented itself on my horizon and as I started researching our destinations, I realized that Pinterest might be a useful tool in my planning. I created a private board and…
….swiftly got sucked up.
So while “planning” my future vacation, I have discovered great recipes, funny quotes, craft projects, budgeting tips and exercise motivators. Good stuff. Fun stuff. Time consuming stuff.
I decided to make a deal with myself. Instead of randomly just pinning anything and everything I see that is interesting, beautiful, entertaining (with the exception of nature photos, vintage things and quotes), I would strive to pin things I really might try to do or make, whether a recipe, craft or exercise. Reasonable, non?
So, the other day I came across a pin that showed how to make vintage button collage necklace. Sweet! I had kept a few of my jewelry making supplies and I knew there was a set of buttons just dying to become a necklace. All I needed to buy was the felt backing. Easy peasy.
This was the goal:
I gathered my things together and went to work. Here is what I ended up with:
The original instructions called for sewing a chain onto the back of the necklace. Instead I sewed on three little o-rings (jump rings?) and created a slide for my silver omega chain. I love it! It took very little time to make and it was very easy. And now I have finally used these vintage, great color buttons that have sat in a drawer for three years. A Pinterest WIN!
Hope you are all having a great weekend! Thank you for tuning in.