Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Playing card bracelet

 I was browsing on one of my favorite antique sites and I saw this gorgeous Georgian playing card bracelet that dates to 1810 or perhaps earlier.


I'm going to a regency card party in a few weeks, so this really caught my eye.

Sadly, I do not have a spare $1850 to buy it.

But I did remember that I had some playing card buttons I bought at Bocage - so I thought I'd play with them.

They do have shanks on the back, which I should probably try and remove. But I did have some chain on hand, and some gold foil. So I glued it around the edges of each button, and then a glued a jump ring on using another small piece of foil over it - and voila! My own much cheaper bracelet!  Not perfect, and not the same, but not too bad for using things I had on hand!


  1. *gasp* That is SOOO FREAKIN' COOL!!!!

  2. Oh my gosh, that's awesome! I think yours looks great! I am very impressed!

  3. That's totally ingenious! :) I love it!

  4. That is the coolest ever that you made your own! It looks fantastic!!!