As member of the Blue Moon Bead design team, I got to play with a new collection of Amulet pieces currently available at Michaels stores. These amulets are large pendants, representing a variety of cultures. For this project, I chose a silver and black elephant.
These are bold pieces. I had recently picked up some steal deal pieces on one of my Michaels trips and they were a perfect match for my amulet.
The black multi-strand chain and the earring pieces were on sale for $.99 each! We’ll get to the earrings in a minute. The first thing I did was change out the clasp on the necklace. I love lobster. I don’t love lobster clasps so I took off the one that was on the chain and replaced it with a silver toggle clasp (also by Blue Moon Beads). Since I was going to use my silver and black amulet, I didn’t care that it didn’t match the chain.
There was some extra chain from the original clasp which I then used to attach my amulet. I attached jump rings to either end, slid the amulet on, and then used more silver jump rings to attach this portion to the multi- strand portion of the necklace.
I’ve mentioned before that I don’t have pierced ears and have to make a lot of my own clip earrings. I often find pierced earrings on sale that I buy intending to take them apart and re-arrange them. That was the case with these:
I took off the ear wire and the flower charm, made the bottom the top, glued on clip earring backs, and attached the black drop pieces I picked up for $.99!
They matched my black and silver amulet necklace perfectly. In case you can’t tell, I’m a big earring kinda girl!
Terrific! By the by, would you consider including a "pin it" button?
Gorgeous! Love how you mixed the bargain pieces into something so luxe to go with that great elephant.
Love these - especially how you turned the earrings into clip-ons for yourself! (And I like them better than the originals!)
Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you tonight at my link party that opens at 8pm EST.
That is show-stopping. The amulet is ...she may get a necklace formothers day!
Beautiful necklace! I love the elephant!
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