Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Revamping Your Jewelry

I love making jewelry, but lately I have been more interested in revamping jewelry pieces. For example, I might take pieces of an old necklace and turn it into earrings or just rework a necklace to make it a different style. Even if you don't know the first thing about making jewelry, you can still have fun revamping your old pieces.

My favorite trick is to shorten a long necklace by doubling it and securing it with a broach. I love doing this with my long pearl necklaces! Of course this is a horrible picture, but you get the general idea.


I had fun wearing this gray pearl necklace joined with a sparkly broach to add a little pizazz to my black sweaters this winter. For spring, I think a necklace secured with a flower brooch would be adorable and very similar to some Stella and Dot necklaces that I have seen.

Oh, and just for fun here is a picture of a pair of earrings I made from a bracelet. I don't wear bracelets much, so I turned a $4 bracelet into two pairs of earrings. I gave one pair to a friend and kept the other for myself. Again, please forgive my poor photography skills.


14 comments:

Pocketfull of Pink @ 5th Belle Ave said...

Girl, you are talented! Do you sell any of your creations?

Mmmm I loveee daisies, too. There really are very few flowers that DON'T make me smile.

Hope ur having a wonderful week so far!

Deals, Steals and Heels said...

LOVE that necklace!! and great job on the earrings too =)

Short Southern Momma said...

Wowza girl! That if fabulous! xoxo

Kim said...

Love this idea - that necklace you did is so super cute!!

Ms. Attitude said...

What a great idea! I love the necklace.

Gwen said...

Very talented you are!!! I should totally bust out some old jewelry and make it new again!!! XOXO

Blair @ Reasonably Swanky said...

Beautiful!! You are so talented..I would never have thought of that or known how to execute it to make it look so darn good!
Hope you have been doing great, sorry I have been bad about commenting...
xo
Blair

Day Old News said...

Those earrings TDF! So so cute.

Brown Girl said...

This is such a fabulous idea and I have been seeing more and more people doing it!!

Belle said...

LOVE the earrings! What a great idea!

Katiebell said...

Love the earrings! Can I send some of my jewelry over? : )

Jules said...

These are such great ideas and something I would never have even thought to do. The pearl necklace and brooch is beautiful. You’re so creative!

Emily said...

You are so talented! Those earrings looks fabulous!

Nishant said...

you are talented! Do you sell any of your creations?
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