Old, broken jewelry into cute wearables once again!

August 3, 2010

Back in February, I got these really cute leaf earrings from Forever 21 that I absolutely adored. I probably got 2 wears out of them before I lost one earring. I still had the hook in my ear, but the leaf was long gone. I kept the one that I still had, hoping I’d find the matching earring one day, laying around school some where, but I had no luck.

Anyway, I decided that I’d make it into a pendant on a long chain. I went to Michael’s yesterday, and bought a 72in. gold chain, some clasps, and some rings. With some pliers and a wire cutter, I turned my earring into a necklace, and I’m very excited to wear it!

While it is a bit self-explanatory, I could turn it into a tutorial if you would like me to– just let me know in a comment!

I also have some old costume jewelry from the photo room at school that was free to take when they were cleaning it out. I didn’t want to wear them with their current hooks and posts in case they would rot my ear off, so I bought some new hooks and posts to fix them up.

Replaced all these hooks!

These have yet to get posts placed on them since I didn’t know what type of adhesive to use.

A lot of them don’t even match, and some close, but obviously not at all. I think that’s what makes them charming though! I love them so much and I can’t wait to wear them.

I’ve never thought of myself to be a DIY kinda gal, but that’s where my creative juices have been flowing to lately. I’ll share some more upcoming projects with you soon! If you’d like any tutorials, I can make some step-by-step ones for everything. Just give me the word!

Thanks for reading, and I’ll get back to your emails shortly! I had to take a little break since I was doing some stuff for my boyfriend’s birthday yesterday. See you <3

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Kelly August 3, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Awesome, lovely DIYS!

<3 Kelly


ash August 4, 2010 at 1:38 am

i love diy! and i love tutorial :)


Melanie Alexandra August 4, 2010 at 2:20 pm

@Kelly: Thank you! :)

@Ash: I'm still thinking about posting the tutorial. I'll see how many more people are interested in it before I decide :)


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