Drapery Ring Pendants

Button jewelry is nothing new, but when I found such a beautiful cupid-on-a-bird button the other day on Etsy, it arrived in my mailbox the same day as some vintage brass 1″ drapery rings I bought on ebay. They were a perfect combination for a unique pendant.I dug around my studio for other small round objects and also found an old brass drawer knob piece, yellow and purple plastic buttons, an old tool-check tag and a little bling from a broken earring.I bent some gold colored wire through the holes of the plastic buttons and using E-6000 Adhesive, glued the different items into or onto the rings.The shank of the bird button didn’t need trimming off when using the drapery ring, as it didn’t stick out as much as it would without the depth of the ring.Now, with a simple chain, I have cool, vintage interchangeable pendants for different outfits or moods.

I realize that vintage drapery rings like the ones I used are not a run of the mill item, so keep an eye out on ebay or bee-line straight to the garage at estate sales, that’s where I find the coolest junk. HERE is one seller with individual rings for sale. And, HERE is a website that sells new vintage-style rings. HERE and HERE are many more beautiful buttons from Linda, the seller I bought the bird button from, you can email her if you’d like to purchase any.

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41 Responses to Drapery Ring Pendants

  1. #1 - Monica says:

    how fab!

  2. #2 - Princess Of Pink says:

    I love them, you always find the coolest things 🙂

  3. #3 - My name is PJ. says:

    You have corrupted me! Made me spend money before 7 am on a Monday morning!

    What a cool idea! I went over to Etsy and bought the remaining round ring she had left. It had my name written all over it!

    Thanks, Cathe!

  4. #4 - Renee[Q][C] says:

    So cute! I love it!

  5. #5 - Lissie says:

    How cool! You are so clever!

  6. #6 - Julie Bouésso says:

    Great idea! Like the look of it as well! Cheers, Julie

  7. #7 - eva says:

    thanks for the idea.

  8. #8 - Stacey says:

    Those are really cool. I use the clip rings as photo holders on the wall. They are really cute and stand out in a mix of frames. Thanks for sharing!

  9. #9 - Shandell's says:

    What a wonderful idea, I have bags of these, that I will not toss. When I visit with my niece, a great project to do with her.

  10. #10 - The Dragonfly says:

    Wow Cathe! You never cease to amaze. These pendants are so cool! I'd wear a different one every day!

  11. #11 - Artistic Accents by Darla says:

    These are great! I love your creativity!
    Darla♥

  12. #13 - chicroses says:

    You are so clever. My goodness. I am going to keep my eye open for some of these. We yard sale all the time. About your litte brass round I think you called them luggage tags. I found a bunch of these in an old dirty vase. They are all blanc. I keep thinking of what I can do with them. Thought of stenciling numbers on them..your blog is may favorite..sally

  13. #14 - Keith (Handmade Artists) says:

    That's a great pendant. I like the cupid riding a bird and frankly, it wouldn't have occurred to me to use it that way! Very nice!

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  15. #16 - burrito says:

    Fabulous, the drapery rings really add vintage classyness!

  16. #17 - Ronalyn says:

    What a wonderful example of creativity! Love them.

  17. #18 - Deb says:

    Very, very cute idea. I love all the things that you come up with and love your blog.

  18. #19 - Lady Queenie says:

    How cute, thanks for sharing. I'm going to make me some now!!

  19. #20 - xashee's corner says:

    you are AMAZING! what a GREAT idea!! you are soooooooooooooooo CLEVER!! thank you so much for sharing! Have a MARVELOUS day! 😀

  20. #21 - Suzanne says:

    You are so creative! I never would have thought of that. I really enjoy your blog.

  21. #22 - Diane Costanza says:

    How clever is that! What a beautiful button, now a beautiful piece of jewelry. Love it.

  22. #23 - forrestina vintage says:

    piece of history for your neck. gotta love that. 🙂

  23. #24 - Karen says:

    That's a very clever idea! Thanks for sharing.

  24. #25 - Patsy says:

    Wow, you are so talented!! Great idea!!

  25. #26 - *The Beautiful Life* says:

    You are absolutely something. You are THE most inventive/innovative soul I have ever, ever seen! 🙂

    These pendants are absolute sheer genius!

    Ruth

  26. #27 - paperhill says:

    love those! i have some old coin bezels that would work beautifully for this. your blog is wonderful!

  27. #28 - Junie Moon says:

    This is such a very clever idea. I'd never have thought of this. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  28. #29 - Lee W - The Way I See It says:

    these turned out awesome! thanks for the links.

  29. #30 - Beach Cottage Studio says:

    Great idea!

  30. #31 - Ann says:

    Love em. What a great idea

  31. #32 - Jaz says:

    these are really sweet! well done! x

  32. #33 - marie says:

    Great idea! Clever you!!

  33. #34 - Mitzi Curi says:

    I've been to many sales, but don't recall seeing these drapery rings. Now that I'll train my eye to look for them, I think they'll turn up. Thanks for sharing in your always generous way!

  34. #35 - Ms. Fiddlesticks says:

    So cool. Love the idea.

  35. #36 - down pillow says:

    Very very cool. I'm amazed at the things you come up with!

  36. #37 - Rachel@oneprettything.com says:

    Oh that is so pretty. What a unique piece of fall jewelry. I love it, I'll be linking.

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  38. Oh how I ADORE your Blog site !!! Your personality come shining through every entry…..I know if I knew you personally we would soooo be bffs. I could just hug you till your stuufffin popped out….ha ha ha…not a stalker….just craftcrazy. Keep up the blog. Nicole.

  39. #39 - Susan says:

    Could not link to the website selling vintage like new drapery hooks. Can you tell me their name?

    I am blown away by your talent and addicted to your blog!!

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