By now, most of you know that I try to go to nice estate sales during the last day's event, which usually offers more savings on any items still remaining. Recently, I went to an "upscale" estate sale during the final HOUR of the sale. Practically everything was an additional 75% off the marked price. I headed for the vintage jewelry are FIRST!!! Look at this lovely bracelet and clip earring set that was originally $18.00. I grabbed it at $4.50 and said, "this is going home with me!".
It is unmarked, but in excellent condition and not to be worn by the faint at heart. Those stones are HUGE! The bracelet even has a safety chain, which is a mark of superior craftsmanship in my opinion.
Of course, I don't wear clip earrings, so what is a girl to do with those monster clip-ons? Make rings, of course! I simply snipped off the clip for ears and using my favorite glue (E-6000), added an adjustable ring base to one of the earrings. I'm waiting on doing the same to the other earring, because I want to see how well this method holds up over time.
I think the set turned out pretty cute. How about you???