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« on: August 06, 2006 08:59:30 PM »

So I found a jewelry box that once belonged to my grandmother.  It has a lot of loose/broken jewelry in it.  Most of it is big gaudy costume jewelry but I'd hate to get rid of it.  Any ideas would be appreciated.
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2006 09:58:33 PM »

Wow! I would love to stumble upon a bunch of old jewelry like that. I don't know exactly what you have, but I think it is a great idea to try and reuse some of it. Old pendants/charms/earrings missing their mates could be incorporated into new necklaces or charm bracelets. Old or broken necklace chains could be used to make necklaces or earrings.

I'm not sure what kind of style you like, but here are some pictures that might get some ideas rolling. All of these pictures are from Urban Outfitters. Maybe check out Anthropologie's jewelry, too. They both have neat, cute stuff, but are way too expensive for my tastes, so all the better to make it yourself!

Hope that this was of any help, and also that you find a use for your grandmother's jewelry! Best of luck!

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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2006 09:59:45 AM »

Mosaic something with the pieces...my fav vase is one I glued jewelry pieces too, and grouted..

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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2006 10:14:40 AM »

I guess if its beaded stuff you could always take the wire apart and re-use the beads. Wink
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2006 10:02:33 AM »

You could make a belt out of them- you know, like one of them where it's like a long chain with all sorts of charms and stuff on it, only jewelry...I've been wanting to make one of them, but I don't have a chain long enough or strong enough(you wouldn't want to use a really fine chain, it would break. Look for the biggest one you can find within taste- I don't think you'd want to use tire chains or anything that big...)
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