Old to New Jewellery

I recently read an article in the newspaper about how vintage jewellery is trending (or as my Mom would say ‘all the rage’). My Mom (I know ‘mom’ shouldn’t have a capital but it just seems so much more respectful) saved some of my Grandmother’s jewellery, and she offered it to me. I loved the gorgeous earrings!

blue earringsblue earringsThey were the old clip-on style. I tried to wear them and holy cow, they are so not comfortable. Our grandmothers’ generation were a hardy bunch!!

 

 

 

earrings grandma backearrings grandma pinkSo I asked my awesomely talented glass artist friend, Florence Niven if she could make them into earrings for pierced ears. And Florence, being awesomely talented, said yes! She removed the clip part and glued a new hook on the earring. And voila!! I could wear them. I really love them – and hey I’m trendy 😀

 

earrings and necklaceAnd guess what – about six months later I found a necklace to match at a clothing store!

Tip from Florence: That was a fun project Linda. For anyone else wanting to try it I used E6000 jewelry glue available at Michaels to adhere the jewelry bales once the old clips were removed.

One Comment

  1. Comment by Florence:

    That was a fun project Linda. For anyone else wanting to try it I used E6000 jewelry glue available at Michaels to adhere the jewelry bales once the old clips were removed.