Monday, July 20, 2015

pendant necklace from an old earring tutorial

old earring into a pendant necklace diy tutorial

I had this set of earrings from American Eagle forever, literally since college (oh man, that was ten years ago...) they were my absolutely favorite earrings. But this winter I lost one of them! On a trip out of state no less. After the weeping and gnashing of teeth had subsided, I set aside the remaining earring with the intention of making this pendant necklace:


old earring into a pendant necklace diy tutorial

I only used two things to make this necklace, a 28 inch chain (long enough to hang between my bustline and my belly button), and a jump ring. 

old earring into a pendant necklace diy tutorial
old earring into a pendant necklace diy tutorial

I almost feel bad calling this a proper "tutorial" because it was so easy! Because the pendant was already an earring designed to hang from an earring hook, all I had to do was thread a jump ring through the hole at the top and slide it on to the chain. Bam. New necklace. Even though I still miss my earrings I at least got to reincarnate the remaining one into a piece that will still get a ton of wear! Plus, hopefully inspired someone else to recycle a piece of their own.

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4 comments:

  1. It looks really beautiful! That earring was perfect for a pendant! You gave it a new life!

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    1. Thank you! I really miss those earrings but at least I get to keep it around this way, lol

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  2. That earring was beautiful, I'm glad you were able to make the remaining one into a pendant. Thanks for linking up at the Bloggers Brags party, I pinned your post to our group board.

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  3. Ooooooh I have a beloved earring with a missing mate as well.. it isn't as large as yours but maybe I could still make it work... probably with a shorter chain?

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