Handmade jewelry makes great gifts. I love making personalized jewelry for my friends, something more personal than a piece of jewelry from the mall. Today’s vintage salt shaker necklace is popular with ladies who love vintage, shopping at flea markets, shabby chic, rustic, etc.
I found these two individual shakers at Paris Flea Market. I thought they’d make very festive necklaces.
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These individual aluminum shakers came from Ebay! I love the subtle texture on the sides.
Supplies needed for Salt Shaker Necklace
- vintage salt shakers
- annealed wire
- freshwater pearl, crystal bead, or other bead of your choice
- 2 pair pliers (I use one straight pair and one bent-nose pair.)
- round nose pliers
- wire cutters
- ball chain (20″- 30″)
- jump rings
- 1″ round brass blank
- metal stamps, alphabet
- hole punch
These are a couple of types of wire that I’ve used before:
I hand stamp the words “SALT OF THE EARTH” on a round brass tag. You can see how I darken the hand stamped letters and FOUR different ways to punch holes in metal on previous blog posts.
I decided that it’s easier to show you what I do with the wire so I made this video for you:
My daughter came by and she allowed me to use her as a model so you could see what it looks like on.
She’s also wearing one of my statement necklaces. See… you don’t have to dress up to wear them. Chambray shirts are my favorite thing to wear them with, too.
If you love old salt shakers as much as I do, check out these projects, too:
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‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim
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Dana Tatar says
What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing! 😀
Thanks for the video. Love your little tins as containers.
I love your style.
Janelle Rourke says
What an unusual creative idea, thanks for sharing and the chance to win a great prize package!
my son loves salt on just about everything. maybe I should make him something like this just so he will have his favorite condiment with him at all times. (wink)
thanks for sharing!
Linda Tupper says
What an adorable project. I just love it.
A good idea! Very nice and interesting! Thanks you!
Ann Strecko Koeman says
What a cute and clever project. Gotta make this myself. TFS
What an adorable idea!
Pam W says
Very clever idea. Thank you!
It’s different, I like it!
Cute project. I’m thinking of different small items to put inside.
Debbie Siddle says
What a great idea!
barb macaskill says
These are so unique!! Will be looking for some vintage salt shakers!! TSF!
Patricia B says
What a great idea!! Love it! Tfs
I like it and if you ever get tired of it it could go back to a salt shaker ????
TracyM #6773 says
What a CLEVER and PRETTY idea for a necklace!!!
LOVE IT and LOVE that something old is having another turn in the spotlight => THANK YOU for sharing 🙂
Sue D says
Very clever and unique idea!
What a cool necklace! Thank you!
Tanya Phenis says
Such a unique and fun idea. I want to make hand made gifts for my extended family this year but haven’t figured out just what to make yet.
Thank you for sharing your creativity.
Wendy G Sanders says
try a few drops of essential oil in your shaker! mmmm….
Wendy, That’s a great idea! I’m gonna try it!