Have I got a great DIY for you! We all have old junk jewelry that’s broken or just out of style. For example, those clip on earrings you love, but pinch your ears so they sit in your jewelry box. This is a great way to update the jewelry you have and use the broken bits too! Missing stones and tarnished metal won’t matter for this craft because the finished piece is meant to look shabby chic! It doesn’t matter what jewelry you use because we are making a cluster, so use what you have. You can get bags of jewelry cheap at the goodwill or any second hand store if you don’t have any. There are links at the bottom of the page for more resources. Here’s what you’ll need:
Clip on earrings
Broken rhinestone necklaces
Jewelry findings such as clasps OR ribbon/lace/cord
E6000 glue (this is the only kind of glue that works and stays put!)
Decorative scrap paper or fabric
White school glue or glue stick
This is an easy project. You can make a necklace in the time it takes to watch a movie! Here are the templates for the bib, some links for jewelry findings and broken jewelry lots.
I will see you in person at the WWLP studios next month! Let me know if you have any questions. You can call or text me at: 413-512-3714 or email me at: [email protected] Have a great month and I will see you soon!
Keep on crafting and stay sparkly!