Okay… so not really a plethora, but I did finish three easy ones in about 90 minutes (including taking the photos). Each one came from an existing piece of jewelry or something I had on hand.
The first necklace was a pin I scored at the Dress for Success bag sale in November. I had big, big plans to start wearing pins, but after unsuccessfully realizing that I couldn’t pin them straight or figure out when to put the pins on and when to leave them off, I decided I’m good at necklaces. So… I broke the pin back off, put a couple of holes in the earring and added chain and a clasp. New necklace I love. Boom!
The Earring Turned Bracelet Turned Necklace
The second necklace was an earring that I tried to make into a bracelet. Seems I didn’t use the right adhesive because after I got home from work, one of the earrings fell off. Seeing as I had already used a bunch of different glues on the bracelet, I decided to repurpose part of it rather than try to repair it. After taking inventory of my necklace stash, I discovered I could really use a black necklace with gold chain. A little Sephora black polish, more holes and gold chain and I’ve got a new necklace I love.
The Hot Glue Necklace
At one point in my creative life, I was ALLL about making beads with clay. I invested in some molds, a pasta machine (for conditioning the clay) and a bevy of other tools to make my own creations. In the past year or so, I’ve gotten away from that; however, I still have all the supplies. One night, I decided to see if I could make a pendant with nothing but hot glue and a mold. After generously oiling one of the molds, I filled it with glue and came out with something workable. Add some more black nail polish, gold paint and the last of my gold chain and I came out with a cute, casual necklace.
All three of these took less than an hour to make. It’s always great to create new pieces from old items.