Saturday, February 12, 2011

Easy Way to Make Earrings for Bought Necklaces

By on Saturday, February 12, 2011 7 Comments

Beaders sometimes bring bought necklaces to our workshops in order to make matching earrings. We've done well with some pretty close matches simply because Debbie and I have so many beads and findings. But what if you don't have the right beads?


Well, Crafty Moods has an easy solution if you've got a multi-beaded necklaces. Just nick a couple from an inconspicuous spot!  Check out her blog post to see her tips and tricks!

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7 comments:

  1. Many times women feel they need to have matching earrings to "go" with a necklace that they've purchased so this is a most helpful suggestion on where one might be able to acquire the right beads if no other sources are available.

    Personally I'm not a person who wears matchy-matchy suits of jewelry but I've known many ladies who adore having the whole ensemble...necklace, bracelet, earrings, all cut from the same cloth.

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  2. I also know many women who want the full meal deal - necklace, earrings and bracelet and if that is what they want, that's fine too.

    However, my feeling is if a necklace is very elaborate then, the bracelet and/or earrings should be simple. If an outfit is "busy" then, perhaps just matching earrings will do.

    The most creative women will know how to put together jewelry that aren't a set and yet make them look like they are part of the whole look.

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  3. Hey Pearl! The link to Crafty Moods doesn't work.

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  4. Thanks Cate or letting me know! I have fixed the error in the code. I hate it when that happens!

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  5. I buy complete or broken necklaces and re-purpose the beads for earring designs. It saves me lots of cash, while enabling me to create saleable pieces that worth ten times or more the materials cost. A necklace can provide for a dozen or more earrings.

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    1. What a fantastic idea! I bet you also enjoy the creativity needed to come up with the earring designs!

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