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Myrna brought some old earrings which belonged to her grandmother. As you can see in the photo, one of the gold tone earrings was broken. She was not keen on the old fashioned screw mechanism of the second pair. Still they were both sentimental pieces so we did a makeover job on both of them.

The ear wire portions of the gold tone pair were trimmed leaving just one end long enough to do a loop. Then jump rings were used to attach them to new ear wires. The screws of the silver tone pair were cut off. The U-shaped portions were then bent such that they became large loops which were then attached to new lever back ear wires.

Myrna also brought in a pearl necklace which was broken with some pearls missing.  After some thought and playing around with beads, she decided to add these lovely two tone glass beads to compliment the color of the pearls. In the process, she lengthened the necklace to suit her.

Original Post by THE BEADING GEM
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  1. A woman after my own heart!! I refashion and redesign jewelry solely from old costume jewelry and write about Inspiration-in-general on my blog.--just good reading, nothing for sale! Lots of photos of before and after, too.

  2. I like the idea of doing jewelry makeovers!!! I've done a few with earrings for a customer!


  3. You have one of the best online journals I have ever seen! Thanks so much. I stand in awe of your creativity and hard work.

    Mary Jo

  4. Mary Jo - thanks for the accolades! You inspire me to continue!

  5. She did a nice job - makes me want to dig through the jewelry box I have with bits and pieces.

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