I have another quick and easy DIY project for you!
Well, maybe this doesn’t really count as a real DIY project. It only takes a few minutes to do and although you probably won’t have the same materials as I do, hopefully it’ll give you some ideas for your own jewelry stash.
After taking the earrings home I realized that they overwhelmed my face. But! The connector rings for the bottom tier were easily bent and I removed them from the earrings. I decided not to waste the extra pieces and use them in a new necklace.
The finished product:
What you’ll need:
- Chandelier earrings that are cheap, broken, or ones that you’re bored of
- Pliers (or your fingers if you wish)
- A leftover necklace chain
I removed the lower tier with my fingers first.
Ahh much better! The earrings are a little smaller and more wearable.
I took the original connector ring, opened it up, and closed it around the necklace chain. Then I did the same for the other side.
Easy, right? Almost TOO easy!
I could have stopped there, but I decided to add the extra gold piece onto it as well for a nice contrasting effect.
I ended up making two necklaces since I had two bare chains laying around.
A short one:
And a long one:
Yay! I already wore the long one out already. I like it because it’s dainty yet eye catching.
If I had the materials on hand, I think one of these fringed crescent pieces would make a REALLY cool ear piece, kind of like this one from Boticca:
Here’s another example!
Take these earrings from Forever 21 for $4.80.
If you connect them to a silver chain, you’ll get a dainty version reminiscent of this $258 Anthropologie necklace.
The shape is not exactly the same, but you get the idea, right?
The nice thing about working with metal jewelry is that it’s so easy to change it up: add pieces, take pieces away, combine pieces… the choices are endless and very easy to switch around as long as your connectors don’t break.