Technically, this post should be called "confessions of a former dumpster diver." But that's a whole nother post...so, instead, I will share with you one of my greatest dumpster diving treasures. We found this filing box in a dumpster and when I tried to pull it out I noticed it was rather heavy. It was FULL of vintage costume jewelry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In the past few years my mom has added to the collection, but when I saw this on Anthropologie's website today, I knew just where to go for supplies...
I already had the stretchy cord on hand so I just needed to de-construct and re-construct some broken strands of pearls
Once they were all re-strung, it was simply a matter of pinning the brooch onto the pearls. Yup, that's it. Which is AWESOME because I can switch the brooch out depending on what outfit I'm gonna wear!!!!!!
So whaddya think? I think I just saved myself $58!! :)