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Monday, February 20, 2012

Pretty Jewelry Bowls | Family Economics

By Cathe

vintage-cut glass bowlsJewelry bowls work great on a dresser. I like to use mine to drop jewelry into when I want a safe place to put it until it can be organized. Bowls can be made from many different types of recycled items such as small painted or decoupagéd wooden salad bowls, shallow teacups, assorted vintage desert bowls, and more.

I had a few sweet little vintage-cut glass bowls that I found at our local recycle area, but you can often find them at thrift stores and flea markets. Cut glass bowls are pretty as they catch and reflect light but I wanted to make mine a bit more exciting to hold some of my costume jewelry.

I took three different bowls and painted the back cut sides with acrylic craft paint formulated to work with glass. I used green glitter paint on one, layering a few coats before finishing with a similar green solid paint. I painted another with a pink pearl color and the last with a blue satin. They turned out great and the different cut designs in the glass were more emphasized than before.

paint the back  pink bowl  finished bowls

Have a jewelry organizing idea you’d like to share? I’d love to read it!

4 Comments so far

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On Monday, February 27, 2012, Cathe Holden wrote

Thanks south for the clarification on glass style Antique Dealer! Much appreciated.

On Wednesday, February 22, 2012, Antiques Dealer From USA wrote

Those are pressed glass, not cut glass. There's a big difference.

On Wednesday, February 22, 2012, mom from indiana wrote

Great idea!!

On Monday, February 20, 2012, magda de mallorca wrote

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