Sunday, July 5, 2009

Vintage Earrings Repurposed for Modern Day Wear

Today I am participating in 2 "Blog Parties":

1. Rhoda, at Southern Hospitality, hosts Today's Thrifty Treasures each Monday. I love seeing what everyone found during their "thrifty shopping" over the weekend. Be sure to visit her blog to read about more treasures!



2. This is my first chance to join the fun over at Between Naps on the Porch. Susan hosts the weekly "Metamorphosis Monday". I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to join the fun. Visit her blog to see other treasure transformations.




I bought several earrings at an estate sale recently. Unfortunately, the lady did not have pierced ears. Some of the earrings have been made into magnets, but I wanted to repurpose these "dangly" ones into something my daughter and I could wear. Here's a pic of the before:



Notice the ones on the earring stand--I love these! I pulled off the clip on the back and just glued on a small post using E6000!



And the rest just got ear wires added:





This last pair was constructed by combining the "green balls" of two of the pairs in the "before picture":




So, if you liked these--keep an eye out for vintage earrings at the next estate sale you attend! I know I will!
Enjoy your day!

40 comments:

Shelia said...

HI Suzanne! You hit the jackpot! I love your favorites too - so elegant and you're very smart to make them into pierced earrings! They're all beautiful and I love the green depression glass they're hanging on!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :0

BrownBag*Boutique said...

These are beautiful! You did a great job with them. I've passed over many a pairs of pretty earrings just because they were clip on and not pierced. Not any more. . .

Patricia said...

Love them!
I always see clip on's and pass right by them
In fact we had them in our shop and I ended up giving them to charity UGGHH

Now I know never to pass them up!
Your transformations are fabulous!

marty39 said...

What a great idea. I love them all. Now you have a whole new earring wardrobe. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did good! :) Repurposing vintage/old jewelry is a hobby of mine.
Glenda

Lori E said...

I love it when a plan comes together. This is a great idea even those of us with nickel allergies because we can change the older nickel filled clip ons to hypo allergenic pierced ones.

Marie said...

Hello Suzanne - beautiful transformations! Love each pair. Nice job.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

~~Carol~~ said...

I see ALOT of vintage clip-ons, and I can't believe I never thought of this! They turned out gorgeous, and thanks for the inspiration!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Suzanne,
It's so nice to meet you!
Thank you for your kind visit to mine as well. You're always welcome!

Oh what beautiful earring treasures you found.
What a great idea to make them work for pierced ears. You are talented my friend!

Have a blessed evening.
~Warmly, Melissa :)

Olive Rue said...

Hi Suzanne,

Thanks for stopping by. That vintage crate is very cute. Glad you liked it. I love the earrings you found too. Hope you have a great week!

Things That Inspire said...

Suzanne, I love this post! I am trying to get more into jewelry; I am so unadorned when I go about my day, and whenever I wear even the slightest bit of jewelry I get compliments. These earrings are inspirational!

I would also like to thank you for your sweet comment on my dog, Ben. I was surprised that more people weren't commenting on Ben, as I have never posted a picture of him - so your comment was so gratifying! He does have a beautiful coat. He was groomed to be a showdog, but he had a physical irregularity that would have prevented him from showing and made him sterile. So, the breeder decided to let him go to a family that would love him and take good care of him - ours!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.

Amy Lynne said...

So cute! I love that you made all of them wearable!

Brenda Eason said...

Wow what some jewels. I love the first pair.

susan said...

Suzanne-What a great post and even better idea! Clip on earrings hurt!!! I have tried when I loved the earring enough to be in pain :) Welcome!

Blue Creek Home said...

These lovely earrings might just be worth getting your ears pierced for!!
Rhonda

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

So pretty and so easy. Thanks for showing us what we can do with a little imagination.

Kammy said...

Hi Suzanne !
I love those earrings - great job !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Sabrina said...

Great idea. You did a wonderful job. All the earrings are lovely.

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Awesome, Love them, so beautiful! Love the idea of making them into pierced earrings! Thanks for Sharing!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Stopping by from Rhoda's party! GREAT job with those earrings. I LOVE earrings, and I wouldn't have thought to do that. :) Thanks for the tip.

Embellished Bayou said...

Great job! I love vintage earrings and usually use them to decorate my frames...how novel to actually wear them!

The DIY Show Off said...

Beautiful! I'd never even think to transform them - I'd walk away because they'd hurt my ears. So creative! ;)

Ms Jackie's Junque said...

Wow Suzanne! Great job on the transformations! Impressive!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Suzanne...this is awesome! I would have never even thought of doing this! Great Met Monday post! Thanks for sharing this super idea...love it! Susan

Liz said...

Great idea! I will certainly think again the next time I see a pair that I like! :)

~Liz

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Great idea Suzanne! You did a fabulous job! Great idea to add the posts!

Thanks for sharing!

Tina

Chandy said...

What a great idea! Love them, beautiful pieces!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Hiya!
My first time visiting you -- very interesting blog.

Really like the way you transformed your earrings-- very clever.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Susan - These are unbelievable! You did an excellent recycle! Thanks for sharing.

Charla

Sue said...

Hi Suzanne- You did awesome with your finds and your changes!! I never see any pretties like these :-(
Maybe this is your new calling- selling re-purposed jewelry- I know I'd buy it. :-) Sue

RedAries said...

so pretty!

Brenda said...

Repurposing earrings! I love it!
Brenda

Jadehollow said...

All the earrings are beautiful .. great job on converting. Love that green dish too!

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

Beautiful finds and recreations!

Christina said...

Beautiful earrings and way to repurpose them to work for your daughter.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Gorgeous! I love earrings! I only wear my wedding ring and earrings - no other jewelry. Love them all!

Manuela

parTea lady said...

Wow, all the earrings look great. I'll never pass over the post earrings at yard sales again, but look for those that can be revamped for pierced ears.

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Those are just lovely! I love that glass dish you used to display them, too. Sooooo pretty!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wanted to say thanks for following along as a reader. Hope I don't get to boring for you.
Glenda

Miss G said...

beautiful! Great job. Kelly