New ways to shine

Dis­carded bits and bobs from the jew­ellery box or back of the drawer are put to use again as dec­o­ra­tive touches around the home

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a n as­sort­ment of un­wanted or un­used trin­kets can be given a new lease of life as dec­o­ra­tive features. Old bracelets, beads and baubles are strung around jam jars used as can­dle hold­ers. These are then sus­pended us­ing thin strips of wire wound round the rim and ex­tended to form a han­dle. Me­tal cham­pagne bot­tle tops also make shiny adorn­ments hang­ing from the jars, and corks strung to­gether with pa­per­clips cre­ate a natural cas­cade. Plain bot­tles are trans­formed into or­na­ments when a faded hand­writ­ten letter is torn and stuck onto the glass. A piece of string or twine can then be looped around the neck to dis­play a bro­ken rusty pocket watch or shim­mer­ing key.

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