I started by collecting lots of vintage jewelry. I had this project in mind for quite a while, so I've kept my eyes open for the right pieces. I've bought some in lots on ebay and at garage sales. When I was lucky enough to find it, the prices were generally much better at garage sales. I used mostly brooches, but also some earrings and old rhinestone buttons. I also purchased some reproductions from the Etsy seller Simply Sassy Source. I chose to mainly use pieces that had clear stones and silver metal, but you would have a lot more choices if you used colored stones.
I used sharp pliers to cut the pinbacks and any extra hardware off the backs of the jewelry. Watch out, they fly off!
I used an 11/64" drill bit to drill my holes in the drawer fronts and cabinet doors.
If you end up making your own set of upcycled jewelry hardware, I'd love to see them!
If you're interested in having your own set of hardware, but don't want to take the time to make your own, head on over to I Am Momma, Hear Me Roar where you'll find this set of 8 drawer pulls/knobs that's up for auction. Cheri is hosting a charity auction series, For The Love, every Monday to raise money for a sweet little boy named Owen. Be sure to pay her a visit each Monday to see what's on the auction block!