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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Quickie DIY: Vintage Earrings Refashion to Fringe Cone Earrings

I found this cute pair of vintage cone shaped pierced earrings at one of my favorite local thrift shops: Kathleen's Closet. Their sales support the Community Food Bank of NJ. I love finding bargains that help the Food Bank and other helping organizations.

I bought this pair with the plan of using this as part of a DIY.

I had these fringe beads sitting in my stash... they turned to be perfect for this quickie DIY. I bought them last year on clearance from Michaels.

I selected the brown, black, red and silver fringe bead strands because they were the only duplicate colors. I took them off the chain, and separated them; one for each side.

I took a gold tone head pin and threaded it through the top of each cone.

I threaded the beaded strands onto each head pin.

Then, I curled each wire and trimmed them.

Last step... I bent the wire back up into the cone.

Here I am, modeling my new creation. Not bad for about 10 minutes of hands-on time.


Saga said...

Beautiful. And very creative use of the cones.

Elizabeth Hill said...

These are really cool. I like the bohemian vibe. Very nicely done.

- Elizabeth, EOD
aka The Hungry Octopus

Elizabeth Hill said...

I forgot to mention this in my previous post (I guess I was distracted by the coolness), but you don't need to use other keywords when adding "labels" to your posts. You only need to use your user name (Saint Salvage).

Enjoy those earrings!

- Elizabeth, EOD