"I mainly collect old jewelry (crystals and other beads from the late 1800s and early 1900s). If it is in fine condition, I might add it to my growing collection. If it isn't collectable, I will reuse parts to create new designs. Hence, a pair of vintage crystal earrings might become a contemporary bracelet and earrings. I especially enjoy doing that with a bride's late grandmother's jewelry so that she can wear her grandmother's pieces in her wedding."
Here is an example of Nan's work.
Beautiful Nan. Thank you for sharing.