Repurposing Mom’s Earrings
by Jillian Granik.
(Northern New Jersey)
My dear mother passed away recently leaving me with almost 100 pairs of costume clip-on earrings.
She was a real fashion maven but was squeamish about getting her ears pierced.
No one was interested in buying clip-on earrings, so I set about using some of them as pendants on necklaces featured in my Etsy shop.
I pried off the clip and used my Dremel to smoothly file the back.
I then glued on a bale and set about finding complementary beads to finish off the necklace.
Some I paired with bracelets and/or earrings using the same complementary beads to make sets.
I’m pleased with the results and have sold quite a few. I think Mom would have approved.
Jillian G Boutique