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Transform old jewelry into something new with this easy DIY

So a few weeks ago I won an old costume jewelry lot auction on eBay.  I won a huge box of old costume jewelry, it was filed with tons of goodies. Some pieces were broken, others were still in good condition just ugly, and some were wonderful as is.

So I took a pair of earrings that were not to my taste and updated them with a little bit of nail polish. The original yellow is a color I don’t wear because I don’t like the color and it doesn’t look good on me at all. 

Here is the before and after pictures so you can see what I did.

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It is a very easy project one that would be fun to do with kids.

Materials:

Jewelry. Not all jewelry will work, but these earrings worked great.

sand paper, or emery board

nail polish (I used a base colors, sparkles, and a top coat)

And that is it, you really don’t need much for this project.

 

 

Instructions:

First I roughed up the surface of the earrings. This is to prep the surface so that the nail polish will have something to adhere to.

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Then I painted the red solid color on the earrings. don’t forget to paint the edges, I didn’t want any of the yellow showing through. I stuck the earrings in a shoe box lid to dry so I didn’t mess them up by touching them all the time.

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I used N.Y.C. nail polish in Big Apple Red Crème. I painted on 3 coats, letting it dry in between coats.

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Once I was happy with the base color I added the sparkles. I am a big fan of anything glittery and this was a no brainer for me to add sparkles. Of course it is up to you if you want to add sparkles or not. I used Deborah Lippmann’s 99 Luftballons

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Once the sparkles were dry I added a clear top coat.

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And that is it. Much better, don’t you think.

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Since this was so easy I think I have a few more pieces that need to be updated…

Easy DIY Mickey Button Earrings!

20150630_130943These are super simple, and are easy enough to make a bunch or have your kiddos help.

So simple to make

Materials:

2 larger buttons

4 smaller coordinating buttons

earring backs

hot glue

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All you do is find some buttons that go together and glue them in a Mickey shape. (This is my favorite part, I love digging through buttons. It reminds me of when I was a little girl, my mom was always sewing something for us and we were always digging through her buttons)

Then glue it on an earring back. Wear them with pride!

See easy, right

I think I will need to make more in all the colors of the rainbow and make a bigger one for a necklace.

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Disney Bottle cap Jewelry

I love going to Disney, I think I have mentioned it once or twice:)

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So every time I go I make new things to take with me. Well, we are headed to Disneyland in a few weeks so I decided I needed new jewelry. These are so easy to make.

Materials

Bottle caps (I found a bunch on Amazon)

Bottle caps prints (I just Googled for free images, but you can purchase some really cool images from Etsy). After I found my prints I just printed them up on my little photo printers so that the images were glossy. You can send them out to print or print them on you home printer. If you use regular paper in an ink jet printer I would coat the top with mod podge or some kind of sealer.

Circle punch about the same size as your image, or if you are steady you can free hand cut out the image

glue, I hot glued the image to the bottle cap and used e6000 to glue the cap to the jewelry. But you can use what works for you.

Directions:

This is so simple:

  1. print images
  2. cut out images
  3. glue to bottle cap
  4. coat image if needed (I didn’t with the photo paper)
  5. glue the bottle cap to your ring or
  6. punch hole in the top of the bottle cap and add a jump ring for a necklace or add a hook earring for earrings or glue a pin back on for a pin. The options are endless!

That is it, pretty easy right? Now you have really cool custom jewelry to wear at Disney, or all the time.

Here are some I completed. I can’t wait to wear them at Disney!

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