Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Re-designed Vintage Jewelry

When my grandmommie moved into a retirement home about 12 years ago, I was able to select some of her costume jewelry. I wasn't sure at the time what I would do with it, but thought I might have an idea some day down the road. She has been gone almost 3 years now and the jewelry was packed away in my closet until a few weeks ago.
You know how heavily beaded necklaces are all the rage right now? Well, I decided that the necklaces I had might just have some wearability in them after all. But the big, clunky clip on earrings...not so much. One was already falling apart, even if I wanted to wear it.
My talented beading friend from church was so sweet to take the earrings apart, add just a few beads and other materials, and turn this.....

Into this....
I especially LOVE how the purple set turned out!! The necklaces are the same, but new bracelets and sweet, dainty earrings to match for each set - just my style!
I also ordered some ring blanks and can't wait to turn some earrings into rings....again, more of my grandmother's things, with the addition of some from the other grandma too! I have to get the MOPS Pancake Fundrasier (tomorrow night) and first meeting (Friday) over and done with first!
(For those of you who go to church with me, it was Marqie! Didn't she do a great job?)


  1. Wow! The redo of the jewelry is great...Mom would love that!

  2. Oh wow! These are really beautiful. I, too, especially love the purple set. The original earrings - not you - but the new ones are SO you! I may have to give this some thought for what I have.....


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