Saturday, June 15, 2013

Jewelry Makeover: Clearance Earrings Into An Easy Necklace

Teardrop Metal Necklace 3

I’ve shared before that since I don’t have pierced ears I often buy pierced earrings and convert them to clips. This time, I found some on sale that I couldn’t see myself wearing as clips, but the parts intrigued me and the price ($4.99) was too good to pass up.

This is the before pic. Aren’t they ginormous? Each earring was made from 16 metal teardrop pieces.

Drop Earrings Before Pic

The teardrop metal pieces were attached with jump rings so I disassembled each earring and ended up with a pile of parts:

Earring Parts

I had some dark pewter metal chain in my stash, measured out 18 inches and then attached a clasp.

Gunmetal Chain

Teardrop Metal Necklace Clasp

Then I attached three of the metal pieces ( saved the jump rings I’d removed) to a 7 links of the chain.

Teardrop Metal Necklace

I ended up using 21 of the 32 tear drops so I have some left over to play with. In deconstructing the earrings, I also ended up with another pile o parts that sparked some more ideas. Stay tuned!


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Michelle L. said...

Fab, my dear! Don't know who woulda worn the original earrings - yeesh!

lindalou said...

Those earring were crazy big. Your necklace is much better. Can't wait to see what you make out of the leftovers.

I wanted to thank you so much for the cards that I won. I've had to pack up all my crafting stuff and have relied heavily on the card set you sent me. Really bailed me out recently. You are amazing.

Our Hopeful Home said...

Love this, exactly what I would have done with them (or used them as charms on my many bracelets). Great job.

srpprcrftr said...

I sure like the necklace much more than the earrings but danglies aren't my thing. To each his own.
The chain is perfect and glad you didn't use all the parts, great to have more for more jewelry. Happy summer

Netty said...

we are both in a jewellry mood today, but have to say yours is a lot better than mine.........Annette x

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon Designs said...

How smart!!! Love how this turned out!

Unknown said...

What a great idea! I love upcycled jewelry. said...

I really love how this turned out!! Allyson@Domestic Superhero

Unknown said...

Carol, you are genial! These are fabulous earrings. Oh, you 're my kinda gal for making 'm. Love 'm.

Thanks for linking up with FineCraftGuild. Was glad to see you there again!!!

Megan said...

This is so pretty!! Such a cute idea! thanks for sharing!