Wednesday, February 19, 2014

DIY Jewelry Recycle Series : Part 1

Always a lover of beautiful jewelry, I can't resist when i come across great deals for it. Just as I can't throw it away, when I inadvertently lose or break stuff (:()

These earrings, for example, were shiny, new, beautiful and most importantly, two, when I got them! Enter traveling and sale season and an ongoing day job, the lords of fate eventually played their cards and miraculously, one if the earrings disappeared without a trace! (I never could figure out how that happens.)

Finally, Courtney Cox and Jennifer Mayer came to my rescue! Check out her look in Cougar Town in collaboration with the designer here.

Now here's what you need to convert your forsaken chandelier earrings to jewels à la Monica!:
  • Old earring
  • jump rings 4mm
  • Any chain of choice (can be taken off other unused jewelry)
  • Lobster clasp

Here's what you need to do:

Step 1: Take apart your earring (or whatever is left of it) for its findings

Step 2: Attach 2 jump rings through both holes of the discs. Attach about 5 cm of chain of either side of the disc

Step 3: Continue extending your necklace up till you get the desired length.

Step 4: Attach a lobster clasp and 5-7 consecutive jump rings on the ends of the chain

Ta-da!! Guess you don't need $3200 after all!! (For now :))

- Cheers!

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