What to do with old jewlery?

Want to make things from my moms old jewlery - mostly clip-on earrings that are really cool looking. Any suggestions?
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  • Adrianne C Adrianne C on Dec 28, 2014
    Isn't that how Sorrelli got started? Beautiful jewelry from old vintage pieces. http://www.sorrelli.com/home.do
  • June Coan June Coan on Dec 28, 2014
    I know you can convert clip on to pierced earrings, you should be able to get converter backings at michaels or another craft store
  • Melba Jean Dobson Melba Jean Dobson on Dec 29, 2014
    that would make a beautiful bracelet. watch a tutorial on youtube for making bracelets out of old earrings. i've seen them & they are gorgeous. then you have your mom wrapped around your wrist.
  • J J on Dec 29, 2014
    Make a wreath with paper "Rosettes" & use the pins for flower centres.
  • Marla Marla on Dec 29, 2014
    Transform a pair of ho-hum pumps to a party ready pair. Clip or glue a set of earrings to the top of dress shoes.
  • Laurie Nemoede Laurie Nemoede on Dec 29, 2014
    I used mine to make a tree on felt and put it in a frame. Its not quite finished yet. I only used the ones w/old stones in them. I need to find Luke 10 more.
  • Mary Hundley Mary Hundley on Dec 29, 2014
    I take them apart and either reset them, put new hoops on them or glue them on plain sweaters/jeans.
  • Terry Kennedy Terry Kennedy on Dec 30, 2014
    I bought a vintage mirror. After cutting the backs off the earrings I glued the earrings on. I love it!!!
  • Gail@Purple Hues and Me Gail@Purple Hues and Me on Jan 01, 2015
    I made a family jewelry tree a couple of years ago based on one I saw in a Frontgate Christmas catalog. Here's the link: http://plumperfectandme.blogspot.com/2012/11/family-jewelry-christmas-tree.html
  • Marie Tarsi Marie Tarsi on Jan 01, 2015
    thank you for all the great ideas for using vintage earrings. Liking the mirror thing. Still need to hash it over.
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