Sunday, February 26, 2012

Eco-Creative: How to make a jute necklace display

Used cardboard boxes can be turned into something pretty and useful before being tossed into the recycle bin. Using a necklace display as a pattern trace the silhouette into cardboard, cut it out and cover it with jute on both sides. The display will need a stand; ensure to cover it with jute as well and place a ribbon underneath to hold together the stand and the display. Now you can decorate your necklace display with something cute like old crochet pieces, or with a bow or rose made of recycled fabric.




Monday, February 20, 2012

Antica Treasures Jewelry Collection

A showcase of our creations up to this date! Should you love a piece, feel free to visit our boutique at

Friday, October 14, 2011

Vintage Key Necklace - Salvaged Beauty On Sale $10.00

On Sale! Was $15.00

Orange flowers symbolize, in general, energy, happiness, creativity, confidence, stimulation and pride. The orange flowers, whose colors can range from vermillion to ginger, usually bring a touch of vibrancy and enthusiasm. Green patina enhances the beauty of these salvaged vintage keys found at Windfall Antiques (Main St, Middletown, DE), while a lovely resin flower blooms add a pop of good color mood to the overall design. Adorned with a piece of antiqued lace. Keys range in size and they measure approximately 1 to 1.5 inches. The pendant hangs from a silver plated ball chain necklace.  Lenght: 22 inches

Vintage Key Necklace - Salvaged Beauty

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Salvaged Beauty

We love antiquing and one of the most wonderful feelings in the world is to be able to repurpose something someone has left behind into a beautiful piece of wearable art or romantic jewelry. Today I want to mention that recently I found this large prisms at Windfall Antiques in Main Street Middletown, DE and today they have been converted into these pretty necklaces. Only $15.00 each and available at

With Love,
The Antica Treasures Team

Vintage Prism Necklace

Thursday, August 4, 2011

50% Off Summer Farewell Jewelry Sale!!!!

Shop our limited editions at an awesome 50% off! Sale Dates from August 4th - August 8th!!!
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Monday, April 25, 2011

Beading with chain Jewelry Making Tutorial

I really like the look of stringed beads in necklaces; however, I dread having to crimp the crimping beads and making sure that the stringing wire is tight enough at both ends. Recently I discovered that this itty bitty vintage chain is perfect to string large beads (10mm Preciosa Czech) or any beads with a large hole to string the chain trough. The chain is a little over 1mm wide.

10mm Czech Beads
Dainty Chain (available at Antica Treasures)
Metal Spacers
Seam Binding Ribbon (rayon)
Prairie Swallow (at Antica)
Steel Bench Block

To make a necklace like this, find some large beads and metal spacers. Start by cutting 9 inch piece of chain, close one of the ends with a thin 6mm jumpring, thread a metal spacer and a bead, continue in this manner until you are satisfied with the lenght of your beaded piece. Close the other end with another 6mm jumpring. Attach a connector to one side, for this project I chose the Prairie Swallow Stamping which I hammered down to flatten it and texturize it and I punk a hole on it's beak and connected it to my beaded chain. I curled the tail with the rosary pliers and attached a large jumpring 9mm.  Connect a large jumpring 9mm to the other side of your beaded chain and string through some crinkly and antiqued seam binding ribbon (the ribbon should be long enough to give you the desired lenght for your necklace). Connect the ribbon to the other end of the necklace with a bow. This is your clasp.

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Have a lovely Spring!