Sunday, August 23, 2009

Thrifty Treasure Re-Designed!

I'm participating in this week's editions of Today's Thrifty Treasures and Metamorphosis Monday. so be sure and lick on the buttons below to go join in on even more fun at these parties:


By now, most of you know that I try to go to nice estate sales during the last day's event, which usually offers more savings on any items still remaining. Recently, I went to an "upscale" estate sale during the final HOUR of the sale. Practically everything was an additional 75% off the marked price. I headed for the vintage jewelry are FIRST!!! Look at this lovely bracelet and clip earring set that was originally $18.00. I grabbed it at $4.50 and said, "this is going home with me!".
It is unmarked, but in excellent condition and not to be worn by the faint at heart. Those stones are HUGE! The bracelet even has a safety chain, which is a mark of superior craftsmanship in my opinion.



Of course, I don't wear clip earrings, so what is a girl to do with those monster clip-ons? Make rings, of course! I simply snipped off the clip for ears and using my favorite glue (E-6000), added an adjustable ring base to one of the earrings. I'm waiting on doing the same to the other earring, because I want to see how well this method holds up over time.


I think the set turned out pretty cute. How about you???

19 comments:

Rhonda in OK said...

that looks great! very clever of you.

Kelee Katillac said...

I LOVE these!!!!

Great re-purpose!


Stop by for the $100 Hobby Lobby Giveaway!

love, kelee

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great deal and repurpose.
I bought some of the adjustable ring bases sometime ago and forgot about them. I need to get busy.

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Beautiful! I love it! What a Great find!

stefanie said...

they turned out beautiful!

Deana said...

loooooove it! I am crazy about big funky jewelry.

Wendy said...

Those are BIG! But they are cute! :)

Tracey The AVON Lady said...

Wow - that is awesome! I love big rings and they are so IN right now! Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Very cute pieces! I love to look for jewelry too.

Sue said...

Those are big, honkin' "stones" and they make a real statement! What a clever way to make a ring, Suzanne. I have long, skinny fingers and could not carry off that ring- but I like it just the same!
:-) Sue

The Tattered Cottage said...

How clever is that ring??? Great job on the re-do and great score on the price.
Toni

Sandy said...

How clever. I would have never thought to use clip on earrings for a ring. Great deal on the jewelry, very pretty.
Sandy

Embellished Bayou said...

Great score and very clever re-do! The jewelry is always the first thing to go at all the estate sales I go to, there's usually not much left at 50% or 75% off. Good for you!

Cheri Peoples said...

You are so clever. Very cute.

I hope you will come over and check out this weeks Knock off and I bet you have some things you could post to the KNOCK OFF KNOCK OUT Party.
Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Virginia said...

love how you turned the earring into a ring! I love some big chunky jewelry!!!:-)

Pinky said...

May I ask where to find the adjustable ring things???? I would LOVE to try this!!! Thanks. Pinky

marieDee said...

Earring to ring is a great idea for some old "orphan" earrings I have....with missing (or damaged) mates. Thanks for sharing!

Elise said...

What a beautiful site you have here, and I thought I should leave a comment for you. Lovely interesting posts and great pictures too - thank you so much for sharing. Happy Mid week... best wishes

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Aren't you smart? Those look great! laurie