Its a spinoff of the "American Pickers" series on the History Channel - I just love watching Mike and Frank comb through old barns, garages, and even a packed school bus looking for antiques to sell in their Antique Archeology Store. Super Fun.
What I like about Picker Sisters is that they find old rusty metal and turn it into furniture or fixtures for the home. They REPURPOSE!! Give it new life, they are so creative in their designs, I cant help but be motivated.
Like this old metal wheel
Which they turned into this
See the sign in the back? How many of those have you seen on the side of the road? Its too cool. The table is made from Old chain found in a warehouse, they bought an entire box of this stuff and had to lift it with a forklift. They turned it into a table base.....Cool
And this hanging chair is made from rings removed from an old silo. A 10ft TALL SILO!! Genius.....
SOOOOO......How does a show like this motivate someone like me who makes repurposed jewelry?
I shop and create just like these women just on a MUCH SMALLER scale
I don't do drawings and sketches of my creations I just create while being inpired by a pretty piece of hardware
I wash and scrub and lay it all out so I can see what I have to work with
Repurposed from an old drawer pull- It is divine in itself, then I took an old broken necklace and hung it from the bottom! Is this fabulous or what?
This was just an old piece of metal, looks like it may have been a part from an old belt buckle, then I took an old broken clip earring, from the same set that was broken in above picture and then stamped out RECYCLE on the bottom
An old spring from that mayonnaise jar, with an old metal and I just added some pearls for softness
One of the best things about creating these pieces is that I am using items that would otherwise find their way into a landfill. By REPURPOSING I can create a unique one of a kind piece of jewelry to be worn by a woman who likes to be different, who wants to wear her individuality around her neck and who wants to do her part to help the earth
She is a Retreauxgirl!!
Off to Create,