here. She found them when on a trip to North Dakota and knew I'd love them as part of a vintage tea table.
Today I decided to try my hand at making a few more. I gathered together several plain napkin rings and raided my treasure chest for an assortment of old broaches, earrings, beads, and pendants. Most were old yard sale finds (as in before my time) with enough bits of tarnish to make them more interesting. Little bits of "bling" all worked together to make pretty metallic circlets made to hold napkins. I attached the "bling" individually or in groupings of three or four items. Some of them matched (if I had two vintage earrings for a napkin pair) but the rest were created by themes of like colors, sparkle, texture, or bead.
It was a relaxing and creative way to spend an afternoon. Who needs retail therapy when you can create to your hearts content?