Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I Bling Therefore I Am



I've mentioned before that I love jewelry...big, chunky, funky jewelry. I love my "good" pieces but I also love playing with other stuff. I've also mentioned that I can't have my ears pierced ( physically can't...no other reason...just doesn't work) so it's a challenge to find clips I like because someone decided clips are dainty. So what's a girl to do? Why reinvent something of course!

While on vacation, I found the COOLEST store that I did not need to go into but you know I did. It's an accessory store that is all organized by color and they have got pretty much every color and every accessory you can imagine. It's called "Charming Charlie" . If you have access to one, LUCKEEEE! If you don't, well misery loves company so come sit by me.

They had some clips but I'm one of those "I want what I want" kinda people so I bought a pair of pierced earrings that gave me a vision. No, I had not been drinking. They were perfect becase the Mumster had given me a bunch o earrings that she inherited from her dear sweet cousin who passed away earlier this year. Mom's not blingy like me but our cousin was! Still, they weren't totally my style so like any mad crafter, I combined them! Wanna see?
Left: Charming Charlie....Right Cousin's Earrings
I took everything apart:
Dis-assembled, and the big ones flipped upside down
Clip Earring Backs To The Rescue! Glued on w/ Beadalon's Bead Fix

And then put them back together (with blingy parts leftover for future use yeah! )



I love that these earrings will always hold both the memory of a visit with my Mom, and a keepsake from one of our most entertaining cousins.

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18 comments:

Melissa said...

Totally fun and funky!! Great work combining the two!!!

Michelle L. said...

Whoohoo, that is some bling! I particularly love how you flipped the round ones upside down to re-think how to hang the dangles.

Lori said...

I bling therefore I am..hahahaha! Hysterical. The earrings turned out beautifully, I must say! Great job!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

I *love* Charming Charlie! I went there for the first time last weekend. It is a dangerous place!! Love your earring makeover. :)

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

Charming Charlie is my haven and my nemesis. Can that truly be so...I think so. :)

I love the combo of the two. Adorable, personal, and one of a kind! :)

Erin :)

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Holly said...

I love that you took them apart, made them your own and made them work for you! My kind of girl. They are beautiful.

Cindy Adkins said...

I Bling Therefore I am--I can't believe the name of this post....so adorable!!!! You are just too clever and love what you made...oooo la la!
Hugs,
Cindy

Robin said...

Cute Cute! Thank you so much for linking up this week. I can't wait to see the awesome things you will whip up for Stashbusting September.

Lindalou said...

How clever are you. What a great idea and they are so cute.

Room to Inspire said...

What a super clever idea - and I love them! What a fun pair of earrings...that you created! Thanks so much for linking up to Be Inspired today!

Chelsea

southernscraps said...

Great idea! Love these.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I really like the way you think. Great transformation. Keep up the good work.

1bellastager said...

Super cute!

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Steph S. said...

I've never heard of Charming Charlie... now i'm totally checking it out! Your creation is just too cool! I love some big bling, too - can't afford the real stuff, of course, but I'll take it anyway, any form that I can get it! :)

Maggie said...

Love these!! I sooo want a pair, I'm all about the bling :)
-Mags

Maureen said...

Great project ! Beautiful

sisters4saymoreismore said...

YUM! i love how you put those together! from where i sit they look huge and i LOVE huge!

~selina