Vintage Crosses

I made some crosses out of vintage folding rulers. I used my miter box and saw to cut the rulers into small segments to use. They worked up surprisingly fast and they were fun to make. I have been trying to deplete my current inventory to motivate me to get back into making new jewelry. This last sale I participated in- in December was another huge success and I am now down to just one box of items left.
With only the one box left (although its a stuffed box) I finally feel comfortable with making new jewelry.... which I like to make in bulk-- so my one box will soon be ten. *wink*
I am also in the midst of cleaning out my studio. Ok, more like getting reacquainted with my supplies. I have good intentions of getting rid of things, but you know--- it is all necessary stuff.
I made some white folding ruler crosses too. I don't like these ones as much, but seeing how they were cut-- I was committed to follow through. The metal bracket on the ruler didn't have a lot of wood extending past the bracket, so the cross arm is smaller.

 I have a bunch more cut and ready to be transformed into crosses but that will have to wait for another day. I have some leather roving that I am going to hang these from if it looks good. First, I must find the box of leather roving..... I know I have it somewhere~
 big hugs,


  1. I think they are very nice!! Great work!! Great idea with the yard sticks!!

  2. Nice work! And nice that your inventory gets depleted! That's a terrific motivator!

  3. How unique...I love them. Have fun cleaning...It's like Christmas, you find what you forgot you had@


  4. Oh Cheryl, your crosses are so altered chic.
    Love there unique look of creative beauty.

    Thank you dearly for taking the time to visit and joy my night.
    I will visit soon....looking for more of all you inspire.


  5. Good evening Cheryl,
    Love your imagination.. The crosses are wonderful!
    Thank you for visiting.. Your encouragement is most appreciated.

  6. Oh wow these vintage crosses are so cool, what a neat idea! I have enjoyed looking through your blog, you have found some really neat goodies :)
    Thanks for letting me know you stopped by my blog :)

  7. The crosses are great. It is fun when we clean and find things I know I forget what I have sometime

  8. Oh Cheryl, these vintage ruler crosses are beautiful. I loved the Purple one, as Purple is my favorite color. And the red jewel one came in a close second. How very creative they are.

    Oh, I wanted to tell you that California has rain, fog, and snow just like other states, especially in the northern parts, but the sunshine always tries to peek through most of the time here, and it is the most beautiful weather. You can see it from my post below of the ocean.

    I hope the new year is being good to you, friend.


  9. Wow I love the way these turned out, simply beautiful ;-)


  10. These are super cute Cheryl. Love how you blinged them up!


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