Bright Ideas and Bead Bars

Experimenting with new-to-me concepts and styles is a constant endeavour at Sleepless Storyteller. Rather than picking up a popular trend and stamping off a few copies that fall in line with an established look, I like to try my own twist.

When I designed bird's nest pendants and rings, I used recycled capacitors instead of pearls or gemstones. The gemstone bead bar pendant style that fans of modern jewelry have come to love couldn't find a home at Sleepless Storyteller unless I could do it 'my way' and make it a bit more edgy.

Also in the shop today, a few go-to favourites like recycled light bulb earrings and a Meccano pendant. I've upcycled many wristwatch cases, but this is the first time using a men's wristwatch. I've only done this style of bracelet with ladies watches here and here. I'll be sure to do another one the next time I come across a broken stretch strap watch.

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/552357056/geared-up-subtle-brass-vintage-ball?ref=listings_manager_grid

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/552362306/labradorite-gunmetal-double-bead-bar?ref=listing-shop-header-1
 
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/566163601/steam-scarab-bright-idea-upcycled-light?ref=listing-shop-header-0

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/552354760/thinking-of-bluebells-copper-blue-glass

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/552355716/mechanized-moon-vintage-toy-meccano


https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/566150191/strike-the-right-time-upcycled-mens