Here, at kickassthings.com, we love handmade objects – whether they are a painting hanging a living room wall or a mug for the daily cup of coffee – they have just a little more heart and soul than mass-produced items. They are often limited edition or even one-of-a-kind, making them even more special and make daily life just that little bit brighter!

We don’t just appreciate the aesthetics of handmade items, but we can also fully appreciate the time, skill and sheer effort that goes into every stitch, paint stroke and turn of wire.

Today we bring you the work of mother Elaine and daughter Alice from Hampshire, UK who teamed up to create unique handmade and vintage jewelry made from broken jewelry and unusual oddments such as old watch movements, gaming pieces or music box keys.

They developed Forage & Find, an online store where you can find their one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry created by combining the unusual and the old. The vintage components used in some of the designs have been either collected over the years or recently sourced from a wide array of locations. Some of their jewelry pieces incorporate elements of the past that are over 100 years old.

When you look at Elaine’s and Alice’s beautiful handmade jewelry pieces you don’t just see the object —  you see the story behind it.

If you’re interested in what you’ll see in the image gallery below, visit forageandfind.co.uk or their Etsy Shop to buy one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and show them some appreciation on Tumblr or Facebook.

#The Midnight Mechanism ($25.00)

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#The Midnight Owl Mechanism($60.00)

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#Vintage Turquoise Bee Locket ($23.00)

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# 1930’s Watch Mechanism & Bee Necklace ($25.00)

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# Antique Mechanical Heart Watch Mechanism Necklace ($25.00)

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# Bohemian Turquoise Miniature Elephant Locket ($20.00 )

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# One of a Kind Special Vintage 110 Year Old Dial & Owl Necklace (£25)

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#1930’s Watch Mechanism & Rose Necklace ($22.00)

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# Limited Edition Confetti Ring ( £12.50 )

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#The Fox That Jumped Over The Moon Silver Statement Necklace (£35)

 

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#The Last Swallow of Summer Vintage Studded Swarovski Swallow Studs (£9.50)

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