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« on: May 09, 2004 12:49:25 PM »

What can I do with all of this old stuff?



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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2004 02:40:23 PM »

For the simpelest of uses earrings can make really good push pins in a cork board, or magnets with the back bent over or pulled off.

Pins always look very cool added to a belt, bag, hat or in place of a button on a shirt.
The smaller wathes might make cool earringors or cufflinks.
The beads look cool gluesdon lamp shades, light swich covers, drawer fronts.
Clip earrings make fancy shoe clips.

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2004 06:17:20 PM »

Pins make cute chokers when pinned on ribbon.

I am obsessed with chokers and have recently made a simple one out of black ribbon with press studs sewn on thew end to close it. I change the broaches I pin on it to suit my mood.

Hope this helps.

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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2004 07:59:19 AM »

I saw a flower pot that had lots of things like that grouted on it like a mosiac. If you use a neat grout color it could really cute Kiss

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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2004 08:13:27 AM »

You can use the earrings as push pins or stick then into cardboard boxes (Like I have once). Sorry I really cant think of anything else right now.

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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2004 09:32:01 PM »

Ahhh.. I'm the type of girl who sadly cannot seem to keep a pair of earings as a pair for any amount of time, I've had a stockpile of lone earrings and did not know what to do with them.  But my aunt, who apparently has the same problem (genetic?) has made her earrings into a charm bracelet.  Also you could use them as push pins, or what about converting them into pins to wear?  Pins look great as accesories on purses, belts, jackets.  As for the necklaces, you could deconstruct them and then create brand new jewerly!
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2004 11:50:23 PM »

I have a similar pile of old jewelry that belonged to my grandmother. My mother and I were talking about how it's a shame that it just sits in a box collecting dust in the closet. Then it hit me...

Why not use the bits and pieces of jewelry to collage a picture frame? Then I could put in a photo of my grandma and it would be a fabulous way to honor and remember her (as well as her jewelry!)

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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2004 04:36:39 PM »

You can always take the jewlery apart (cut the beads off, detatch pinbacks, etc) and make new pieces.
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2004 09:29:59 PM »

I don't know how long your pearl necklaces are, but I've seen people attach about 2 together and make a belt. That would be cute. (I think so anyway)
I don't know about the other stuff, but I just thought I'd throw that in.  Wink

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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2004 09:25:59 AM »

thats awesome jewlery...i would die for a collection like that. lol.

but i duno...if you were into making dolls, you could make some adorable retro ones and use some of that jewlery for them.   just a thought. something i would want to try.

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