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Topic: What to do with broken necklaces, bracelets, and other chain-y things?  (Read 8040 times)
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CardinalCyn
« on: September 03, 2004 11:09:50 AM »

Make dangly earrings of course! Smiley



I'm the type that always, ALWAYS breaks jewelry, especially if it's valuable. So I've started collecting the bits to make new ones: these earrings are made from a gold necklace and bracelet, both of which I had broken. I simply cut them up into equal-length bits and attached them onto french hooks. I love the way they swing when I turn my head, the picture down't really do justice to the movement- I sometimes get the feeling that people are talking to my earrings, not me.

And by the way, hi, I'm new. Pleased to meet you.
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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2004 11:51:48 AM »

good idea! love the earrings!  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2004 05:53:50 PM »

I made this . . .
Mine wasn't made from a REAL broken chain.  I cut it up myself and tried to make it look like a clump of chain/necklace fragments.
I'm selling this one on my website, but I think it would be a fantastic way to create an edgy rock 'n roll necklace out of left over, yet valuable chain pieces. 

I strung the chain bits on a piece of sterling wire, hooked on some jump rings, beads, and a lobster clasp for authenticity and then closed it to keep it as a pendant.

Just an idea . . . Oh, and sorry about the size of the pictures . . .
 
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2004 07:46:26 PM »

wow thats a really good idea.. i have a lot of broken jewelry all over the place
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2004 08:30:15 PM »

hmmm...  that would be a cool use for the ball of silver colored 25 cent machine I have.  the chain is actually kind of nice, but the clasps are really bad.  ah, church rummage sales are dangerous places...
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2004 07:00:54 PM »

 Cheesy you are the greatest. i now am the proud owner of anklets-turned-earrings Smiley by the way i love the turquoise on your earrings,it is realy pretty
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2004 11:16:39 PM »

Those earrings are great.
Something I have always wanted to do is take or make a backless shirt and use chains running horizonally to connect each side of the shirt together.
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