I love vintage and thrift shop finds. You can find most of my finds on my other blog, Digging in the Box. Especially with regards to jewelry. The fact that I make and sell my own jewelry, I like to take existing pieces and remake them to suit my taste. It might sound backwards, this what I like.
On one of my trips, I found this necklace for $1.00. I knew I could take apart and make it complete set. Lets get started. Here are the tools I used.
Needle nose, wire cutter and flat nose pliers. I have these pieces for over 10 years and they serve me well.
I decided to make the earring first.
The necklace. Sorry about the pic, but is a double strand, which makes it easier to convert. I saved the hook and chain(after a good cleaning), since it was still in good shape. I will show that when I remake the necklace.
I separated equal parts of beads to make the earrings
After trying different combinations, I settled on this one. Ain’t it cute.
I did not needed to cut off any of the eye pin since the beads took up most of the space. I just needed to bend the wire so I could attach the hook.
I decided to use small fish hooks.
I like the fact that these hooks can slide through.
All I have to do is to use my flat nose pliers to close the hook together.
I love the look, but add one more bead for effect. It is easy since I used the eye pins which has a loop at the end.
I add these beads using head pins(you can also use eye pins as well). I cut them down so that they could swing on the end.
Now you can see the completed earring. I love them. Part two, the bracelet.