Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Vintage Earring Bracelets

Here's another treat for the vintage jewelry fans...

I have been holed up in my cozy studio this winter,
taking apart someone's sweet Grandmother's "glamorous" earrings 
to create bracelets that might actually be worn today.

I like to think I rescued the earrings from the dusty bins in the antique mall 
where they were thrown together with all the other grandmother's earrings and pins and brooches. 

The scent of lingering perfume from long ago still wafted in the air as I sifted through the bins
hunting for just the right combinations.
And believe me, I had to kiss a lot of frogs to find these pretty sets.

I've shown you several other bracelets this month- 
you can see the silver one here and the warm, cinnamon toned one here.

This new pearly, vintage goldtone bracelet is my current favorite...

I hear gold is finally back.
I'm ready!

I love the pearls and the giant rhinestones mixed together.

Lots of sparkle,  
lots of Bling!

Once again, I added a little crystal charm onto the end of the chain for a finished look-
the Aurora Borealis color blends well with the gold and pearls.

Aren't these pretty little pieces of art? 

I have a dressy Luncheon to attend this weekend 
and I'll be sporting this sparkly bracelet,
making a "Statement"!

I added this blue bracelet to my collection 
after finding a jackpot of earrings while antiquing this weekend!

It's a beauty and will go so well when I want to dress up in my jeans!

Linking to:
Time Travel Thursday at Brambleberry Cottage
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits at Stone Gable
Wildly Original Link Party at I Gotta Create!
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Hooking Up with House of Hepworths
A Crafty Soiree at Katie's Nesting Spot
Be Inspired Friday at Common Ground
Fabulously Creative Linky Party at Jennifer Rizzo
Feather Your Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Cowgirl Up Link Party at Cedar Hill Ranch
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm
Pretty Things Link Party at Twelveoeight
Knick of Time Tuesday at Knick of Time Interiors
Tutorials and Tips Link Pary at HomeStories AtoZ
Time To Shine Party at A Diamond in the Stuff
Show Me What You Got at Not Just A Housewife
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
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  1. Lovely - We found you via I Gotta Create - Wildly Original Link Party

  2. You have really gotten me interested in making a bracelet! When I was searching through my button stash last weekend, I found several large decorative ones that might make a good bracelet, if I can get the posts off the back. I need to look at Michael's to see if they have the bracelet blanks! This one is really stunning!

  3. Hi Erin! Thanks for visiting and your kind comments. I also make it a point to make a return visit to those who visit me - is this a tongue twister or not? Anyway, love reading your blog. This post brings back memories. Your grandmother's jewelry looks like some of the jewelry my mother left me. See what I did with some of it here:

  4. Erin, I love the earring bracelet! Thank you for sharing this pretty piece at the Open House party. xx, Sherry

  5. Your posts are always so poetic and are your jewelry creations.

  6. Fabulous! I have a stash of vintage earrings I have been saving for upcycling and I think this is the perfect project. New follower here!

  7. I absolutely love what you have done.The little crystal charm and the Aurora Borealis gem truly add a look of class and luxury. Very beautiful piece of jewelry.

  8. I would so wear this piece. Fantastic, indeed.
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. So pretty, the little crystal charm is such a gem. It reminds me of the jewelry my Mom would wear which she got from her Mom. Very pretty!

  10. I am smitten! Those bracelets are just gorgeous!! I love that you are resurrecting someone's treasured jewelry. I'd love it if you linked this to my new linky party, "What We've Accomplished Wednesdays" tomorrow.

    Have a great week!

  11. Beautiful! That blue bracelet is my favorite!

  12. These are just gorgeous! I have a ton of my grandmother's old clip on earrings that would be perfect for this! Thanks so much for sharing! I'm pinning!

    Jenna @

  13. Oh, I love this idea. I am always drawn to the big ornate earrings and this is a wonderful way to enjoy them! Hugs1

  14. Beautiful, Erin! I share your love for vintage jewelry, and love to re-create old treasures into something new :) I've yet to try the earring/bracelet assemblage...thanks for the inspiration - they're absolutely gorgeous! - Tina

  15. oh yes!!! very pretty pieces of art!! beautiful!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  16. You've made some lovely bracelets vintage jewelry is always a great find.


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