Have you ever lost one earring from a favorite pair? That’s happened to me several times lately. I’ve been wanting to incorporate the saved mates into a different piece of jewelry, and I finally figured out how!
At a craft show last fall a lady had the ingenious idea of attaching the round part of a bracelet closure to a necklace latch that could clip onto any necklace chain or cord and then attaching charms to the bar part of the closure that slips into the circle. I bought the latch and one charm (with some miniature scissors, a flower, and two crystal beads), and I love it! So, to make my “lost earring necklace,” I removed the earring findings, bought another bracelet closure the same size, attached the pretty parts of the earrings to the bar with a little wire circle, and closed it up with my needle-nose pliers. Now I can exchange it out with my other charm whenever I like . . . YAY!
P.S. I’ve never made jewelry so I’m probably using all the wrong terms in this post, but hopefully the photos will help. ♥
Everyone probably has extra ppieces of jewelry! What a great idea!
I’m sure you’re right about that! Let me know if you make something with yours! 🙂
Brilliant! I have sooooo many singles, I just think that’s awesome.
If I can do it, you can do it! 🙂 I’m sure there are lots of other ways to make them into a necklace, too . . .just browse the jewelry findings at your favorite craft store to see what you can find. Can’t wait to see what you come up with! 🙂
I’ll let you know what transpires!
Love this idea! I may be asking friends to donate their “extras” 😉
Good idea! Have fun with it! 🙂
I love it. I have a box of one earrings knowing that as soon as I toss it, the other one will show up. I now have another project to add to my new blog.
Yay! I can’t wait to see yours! 🙂
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What a clever idea!
genius!! so clever and resourceful! 🙂
Thank you, Danielle! Each of these was a gift from someone special, so I’m glad to be able to wear them in a new way. 🙂
So cool, I love this idea, thanks!
You’re so welcome! Can’t wait to see what you come up with! 🙂
What a wonderful idea! No one likes throwing away an earring in case the mate shows up unexpectedly. Using this technique, they are preserved and used in a unique & beautiful way. 🙂
Thank you! I’m so happy to have them in circulation again! I hope you’ll try your own version . . . I’d love to see it! 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
Such a beautiful idea! REALLY! Never thought about it and YES I have the whole bunch of earrings like that!!! I will def do one like that myself! THANK YOU!
Yay! I can’t wait to see it! 🙂
That is awesome!
Now I know what to do with the vintage singles that I have.
Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Ooohhh . . . I can’t wait to see what you make! 🙂
What a great idea! I love it!
What a fantastic idea! How very clever!
Thank you for checking it out! 🙂
That looks like fun! What a great idea. It’s rare for me to lose an earring, but sometimes I break one.
I don’t know how I lost so many! I’d just get home and only be wearing one. Oh well . . . it all turned out okay! 🙂
I love it. I have all kinds of losties, holding on to them knowing some kind of inspiration would come. And, it finally arrived in my inbox. Thanks for the great idea!
Yay! I can’t wait to see what you make with them! 🙂
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Such a great idea (yes I am original in that EVERYONE has said that thus far 😉 )
Ha! But I appreciate it anyway! You’re SO creative so I can see you coming up with your own earring jewelry piece! 🙂
What a great idea! I will have to try this.
Thank you, Tina! 🙂
Now THAT is a good idea! I will be passing this bit along to my (non-blog reading) MIL. She will absolutely LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Thank you! I’ll bet your MIL will have fun making her own! 🙂
What a great idea!! I love that you can switch it out with charms as well…clever!
Thank you, Kelly! Now I want to figure out how to make some more charms! 🙂
I really like this idea…. Thank you so much for sharing! I may try this one in the future.
I hope so! I’d LOVE to see what you make! 🙂
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I thought this was such a great idea that I just had to post it on my blog. This came from a very creative lady, her blog is “PILLOWS A-LA-MODE”. Check it out if you get the chance and have the time! ~ Julie
Glad you stopped by my blog!! I fully support your repurposing and upcycling efforts – thanks for posting all these great ideas. Now if I can gather all my “onesie” earrings…
Thank you! Be sure to post your on your blog . . . can’t wait to see it! 🙂
What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!
I started on of those myself. Way to go
I hope you’ll post in on your blog sometime! 🙂
Brilliant idea! I’ve never seen anything like this before!
Thank you, Beth! It just sort of fell together! 🙂
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Thank you! I don’t always *love* wearing the things I make, but this one I do! 🙂
Great idea! I had just been thinking about doing a “lost earring” post
Yay . . . can’t wait to read it! 🙂
Such an incredibly resourceful idea! ❤
Thank you! I just checked out your jewelry too . . . beautiful!!! 🙂
Thank you very much! (:
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What a clever and fabulous idea!!
Thank you! I hope you’ll get to try it sometime! 🙂
Thank you! I hope you get to try it! 🙂
OK, now I know what to do with all those one-piece earrings I have lying around. Great idea!
Thank you! Be sure to post your jewelry on your blog so I can see it! 🙂
hey, that’s a good idea – another REmissionary project, thanks to finding your idea here. As soon as I get some done, I will put it on the REmissionary blog and let you know.
Can’t wait! 🙂
That is a great idea! I think that it is perfect for any girl, as we all tend to lose earrings sometimes! I’m definitely going to try this! Very clever 🙂
Thank you! I really love wearing it because each of the earrings was a gift from someone special. 🙂 Can’t wait to see yours! 🙂
Thank you! I’m really enjoying wearing these favorite pieces again in a new way! 🙂
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This is so clever!
Thank you! I still wear it all the time, too! 🙂
Brilliant! I am on an unfortunate run of losing one earring, so this would find a home for those left behind. I don’t want to simply get rid of them, as most are souvenirs from travels or gifts from friends.