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Crafting: 'vintage' frame

(March 01, 2015)

Crafting: 'vintage' frame

When I can, I like to give gifts which are truly individual to family and friends for special occasions. For my sister's birthday this year, I decided to make her a piece using some vintage jewellery I had at home, together with a vintage bingo card (bought in a beautiful vintage shop called 'The Tin Shed' in Tenby), and other associated items.


Vintage frame (rhinestone detail) Vintage frame (rhinestone detail)

The frame is decorated in vintage, French advertisements, attached to the frame using PVA glue. This needs time to dry and set before you begin the next stage of the project.

I mounted the vintage bingo sheet in the frame, securing the frame around the back.

 Vintage frame (brooch detail)

To the front glass panel I glued a selection of vintage rhinestone necklaces, and the word 'sister' is outlined in replica Scrabble pieces on some of the bingo squares.


Vintage frame (detail) Vintage frame (detail)

 A vintage brooch is added to the corner of the piece; for a 3D effect and added interest.


Vintage frame (detail) Vintage frame

I also added some vintage clips, which have beautifully rich-green faceted gems on them, giving the piece a lovely depth and texture.

Try one yourself. Good luck!


Claire Meredith, March 2015

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