Asked on Jan 20, 2016

Any ideas on how to repurpose single earrings?

I do volunteer work for the Salvation Army and we get tons of earrings and so many do not have matches. Does anyone have any ideas on crafts that we could do to repurpose the earrings? I am attaching a photo of a gallon ziplock bag and this is just the gold tone earrings.
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  • 1ev3847807 1ev3847807 on Jan 20, 2016
    I had an old jeen jacket and I pined all lost singels over the front and collar. It was fun to wear to festivals and such. I looked like a rushian general. Some time I found the lost mate and there for had a "new" pair. A lot of people complemented on that fashion idia. Eva
  • Shari Lemieux Shari Lemieux on Jan 20, 2016
    Christmas tree decorations? Napkin rings?
  • Janie Jensen Janie Jensen on Jan 20, 2016
    I went to an "upscale" Christmas fare a few years ago and one artist had taken a styrofoam Christmas tree cylinder shape and covered it with earrings, including ones with stones, pearls, and gold and silver. It made a great one of a kind holiday decoration and it was for sale for $$$.
  • Doris Doris on Jan 20, 2016
    Pinterest had an idea using a thin wooden letter and gluing earrings and other jewelry pieces on the letters. If I remember, some left it as is and others spray painted them. One could also make broaches and pendants with the earrings.
  • Jen Filing Jen Filing on Jan 20, 2016
    If they're not hoops or huge dangley ones, you can use them as tacks on a cork board. I don't like wearing pins, but I still like what's on the pin so sometimes I use small pins for tacks. This might be a stretch, but you could use single hoop earrings as wacky napkin holders. Use a metal spray paint and paint a few the same color.
  • Carla Harris Bourg Carla Harris Bourg on Jan 20, 2016
    You will notice in the picture they are all hoops and dangley
  • Taffetal Taffetal on Jan 20, 2016
    loop them all together in a chain and use to decorate at Christmas time.
  • Taffetal Taffetal on Jan 20, 2016
    Or place them in a bag as you have done, add a price tag and sell at the Salvation Army. Someone with a creative idea would pay the price and the $$$ would go for a good cause.
  • Debbi Morrow-Carlson Debbi Morrow-Carlson on Jan 20, 2016
    I have a small pink Christmas tree. For ornaments all I use are old earrings and charms. I have glass beads for garland.
  • Ann Marie Williams Ann Marie Williams on Jan 20, 2016
    I know that you are looking for crafty ideas, but if any of them are actual gold, there are plenty of places that buy gold. You'd be surprised at how much money you could make.
  • Lindalovie55 Lindalovie55 on Jan 21, 2016
    I use the danglers and stud earrings as broaches on coats jackets etc..pretty effective.
  • Sandy Slade Sandy Slade on Jan 21, 2016
    Invite all the alternative and individual crowd as a lot of them have only have one piercing or several and they like ear, belly or other areas for their piercings not to match.
  • Marlene Marlene on Jan 21, 2016
    My personal way of dealing with this problem, if they are a small to medium stud, I use them as a brouche, or a scarf pin, very dainty.
  • Cecilia Noblett Cecilia Noblett on Jan 21, 2016
    There are a lot of people who make and re make jewelry. Put the bags on eBay and they will sell.
  • Bonnie Bonnie on Jan 21, 2016
    My daughter makes new jewelry pieces from "widowed" earrings.
  • Susie Lee Susie Lee on Jan 21, 2016
    Decorate foam cone shapes as Christmas trees with old doilies, scrap lace and such then add earrings as ornaments here and there. You could sell the repurposed trees or just make one as an example of what can be done and I'll bet you sell the whole lot of them. Or make them and donate to a nirsing home at Christmas. Some elderly person would adore them.
  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Jan 21, 2016
    My sister's Goodwill store has "free Bibles" on a stack of bibles near the store. I think this is fabulous! If they are just in the way, put out a "free" table and put these on it. A lot of crafters like these sorts of things!
  • Gail@Purple Hues and Me Gail@Purple Hues and Me on Jan 21, 2016
    I put some of my broken jewelry inherited from family members on a Styrofoam tree and made this: - And I display it all year!
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  • Deborah Burkett Deborah Burkett on Jan 21, 2016
    I want to try making some drawer pulls out of big hoops and hitch pins. I read about doing this (probably on this site) from someone who did and it looked nice but industrial. I am not a industrial kind of gal so something more feminine appeals. I have drawers that make an "L" and with standard drawer pulls I can't get them open more than a few inches.
  • Linda Holland Linda Holland on Jan 21, 2016
    If those are real gold, melt them down for a one kind ring for yourself or a friend. I wear a size 8 HaHa.
  • Penny Arnold Penny Arnold on Jan 21, 2016
    If they are flat enough they make perfect scrapbook items. I have used them as hoops around photos, the center of flower accents, or just as accents themselves. Here are a few examples: I have ton's of frugal idea's for scrapbooking!
  • Ginny Ginny on Jan 21, 2016
    I decorate old-fashioned satin Christmas balls with old costume jewelry. I dip straight pins into a little glue then fasten the jewels into fun patterns and finish with matching sequins and loose beads. An elegant way to use discarded jewelry.
  • Cheryl Leger Cheryl Leger on Jan 21, 2016
    How about on the end of a piece of velvet ribbon for a bookmark?
  • Pat whitmus Pat whitmus on Jan 21, 2016
    or make a framed collage.
  • Peggyowens Peggyowens on Jan 21, 2016
    I like to use the post earrings to pin things on my bulletin board.
  • Betty Ann Miles Betty Ann Miles on Jan 21, 2016
    I use them as charms or other adornments in jewelry making.
  • Tammi Payne Tammi Payne on Jan 21, 2016
    DIY Christmas ornaments, greeting cards, DIY jewelry, shadow boxes, etc. Repurpose, repurpose.
  • Judith Judith on Jan 21, 2016
    The Salvation army near us is known for packaging many "like" items together for sale, ex. smaller skeins of yarn might be bagged 3 or 4 together, this cuts down on loose skeins and someone is more likely to buy if they can get more than one-at-a-time.
  • Janet Allen Janet Allen on Jan 21, 2016
    Find someone who makes jewelry and give it to them. I scavenge old costume jewelry to make new.
  • Cathy Bailey Cathy Bailey on Jan 21, 2016
    Glue them on a poster board in different shapes, flowers, line them up in various sizes or place in a random pattern. Spray paint them all one color or paint some different colors to make wall art. Connect several together to make a necklace.
  • Joy Joy on Jan 21, 2016
    I have been buying earings to use them to decorate decanter type bottles into shabby chic decor.
  • Linda Linda on Jan 21, 2016
    I agree with Janet. I reuse parts of old jewelry to make "new" things. Just be sure to mark the bag "unmatched", so someone doesn't think they can look through and find matching pairs.
  • SallyRitchie SallyRitchie on Jan 21, 2016
    I make Christmas wreaths with old jewellery and beads etc. I would definitely buy a bag of single earrings.
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  • Rosie Staggs Rosie Staggs on Jan 21, 2016
    A single earring can make a nice necklace!
  • Susan Allen Susan Allen on Jan 21, 2016
    I have a friend who makes jewelry from "found items" and old jewelry. She would love to buy a bag full of any "singles" or broken jewelry!
    • Dorothy Dorothy on Jan 21, 2016
      @Susan Allen Exactly right. Many people in our area like to find bags of single s to use in jewelry items or collages.
  • J J on Jan 21, 2016
    advertis for women who have just one ear.
  • Sarah Sarah on Jan 21, 2016
    A small piece of ART can be made out of the bag of mismatched earrings and frame it.
  • Dianna Tucker Dianna Tucker on Jan 21, 2016
  • Sue Peet Sue Peet on Jan 21, 2016
    depending on the earring but some can be turned into magnets for your refrigerator just by adding a magnet to the back. Add a few with beads to create wind chimes, if you have ceiling fans add earrings to the pull chain.
  • Judy Judy on Jan 21, 2016
    A friend of mine uses single earrings and broken jewelry to make steampunk jewelry and objects. She just combines them with tiny cogs, nuts, washers, and even small watch faces. The results are always fantastic.
  • Aamy Aamy on Jan 21, 2016
    I would be interested in buying them, depending on price and postage costs to New Zealand. You can reach me at
  • Linda Johnson Linda Johnson on Jan 21, 2016
    You can sell them on ebay in lots like this. People make all kinds of stuff out of it.
  • Janice Grizzle Janice Grizzle on Jan 21, 2016
    You could fine a two ft plastic Christmas tree and glue them on like ornaments .
  • Donna Donna on Jan 21, 2016
    Set them on the counter for free or a very small price. The creative people can use them to make things & maybe earn a little money for themselves.
  • Ellen Ellen on Jan 21, 2016
    A newer style for guys is wearing only one earring, the side he wears it on expressing his gender preference. I'd put some for sale and see what happens!
    • Lulu Lulu on Jan 21, 2016
      @Ellen If my hubby did that,I'd lock him up!!!
  • Connie smith Connie smith on Jan 21, 2016
    I ran across a photo one time of a memory jar covered in old mismatched jewelry. Someone had covered a jar in grout like material, pressed the jewelry in and spray painted the entire thing after the grout set. It was very attractive and interesting. I have a lot of old jewelry and knick-knacks from when I was a child to current that I am planning to do this with. I am just looking for the right jar and I have to figure out what material they used to cover the jar with. Was it grout or some kind of polymer. Hobby lobby should hold the answers.
  • Mary Ellen Pennington Mary Ellen Pennington on Jan 21, 2016
    If you have flat pieces of any kind of mismatched or broken jewelry, I'll buy a bagful for crafts.
  • Lynn Couch Lynn Couch on Jan 21, 2016
    You could make small Dream Catchers. You can hang on the rear-view mirror of a car or attach to the end of the pull strings on a fan.
  • Bonnie D Bonnie D on Jan 21, 2016
    Make bracelets or necklaces.
  • Lulu Lulu on Jan 21, 2016
    Buy a foam wreath and glue them to it with hot glue gun and sell the result: attach to foam christmas tree forms; Buy foam hearts +glue the ear rings to that+resell. Bag and sell for crafting.
  • Madilyn Madilyn on Jan 21, 2016
    Perhaps some larger ones could be made into pins or broaches. They sell the pin parts at craft stores or Walmart. I see a lot of people purchasing pins at craft shows. I wear pins on winter coats, with scarves, or on belt buckles. Sometimes I will attach them to pumps to dress them up. Good luck! Have fun!
  • Anne Anne on Jan 21, 2016
    I would suggest spray painting them different colors (each one a different color -- you could use a thinner, average and wider one all in the same color) and use them as wine glass charms. If one gets broken or lost, you'll have plenty more. But a wide blue earring won't be mixed up for the thin blue one and honestly, if you have more than one glass of wine, you can identify better with large easier to notice charm vs trying to see all the small cutesy stuff they put on those charms!
  • Henrietta Henrietta on Jan 22, 2016
    Dress up crochet hats with a large funky pin or a group of earrings. Buy blank rings from craft store and glue a pretty piece on it for a fab ring. Sew onto a purse flap for a great look. Dress up a corner or two of a frame, match finish or spray paint all of it. Etc.etc. Have fun
  • Donna Allen Donna Allen on Jan 22, 2016
    I put earrings on my clothes, skirts, hats, lapels, dresses, anything. Be surprised how cute!
  • Patricia Patricia on Jan 22, 2016
    Make wind chimes out of them, they can be wired together in strings and then attached to a piece of wood or whatever you want them to hang from. Would make an interesting conversation piece on a patio.
  • Bernice H Bernice H on Jan 22, 2016
    The neatest thing I have seen,and I am sure it was on HT....a wreath made with brooches and jewelry pieces. The form was a styrofoam wreath but it doesn't have to be wreath shaped, it was painted or cloth covered and just crammed full of brooches and jewelry pieces.,glued, was Sooo pretty and unusual. Also I had a bunch of old jewelry I didn't want , and me and my granddaughter glued pieces onto a wooden jewelry box was awesome! Her own treasure chest! @miriam you know where the wreath is?
  • Bernice H Bernice H on Jan 22, 2016
    Ps.....I have also glued pieces on my glass gem globes, mirror frames.....
  • Sue Sue on Jan 22, 2016
    Get a dark color picture frame and cover the inside background with burlap or some other fabric. Snip off the posts with a wire cutter and hot glue a layer to the fabric in the frame. Keep adding layers until you get an effect you like. If you have enough gold loops, make a series of different sizes and hang. Congratulations. I'd love to have your golden hoops!
  • Darleen Snyder Darleen Snyder on Jan 22, 2016
    Take styrofoam Cone and cover with green fabric. Straighten out the earrings glue or pin to the cone. Beautiful tree.
  • Penny Arnold Penny Arnold on Jan 22, 2016
    It's still a clickable link
  • Ranger Ranger on Jan 23, 2016
    How bout linking them all together as a unique belt?
  • Rachel Landry Rachel Landry on Jan 23, 2016
    As a crafter I would purchase a bag of single earrings. You may want to try selling them in bags... I have used large hoops with wire and beads to make pendants, I have also made rings from the smaller hoops.....
  • Ali Ali on Jan 24, 2016
    Promote the wearing of unmatched earrings. ( I've 43 years as an artist-goldsmith. There is no law of nature or design that earrings must match; in fact 'not matching' requires innovation, creativity, and individuality.
  • Phyllis Phyllis on Jan 24, 2016
    rain chain for the garden
  • Dee B Dee B on Jan 24, 2016
    I cut out colorful (balls, bells, trees, stars) felt shapes, hot glued the earring to it and made Christmas ornaments. It already has a built in hanger.
  • Brenda G Thomas Brenda G Thomas on Jan 24, 2016
    I put them on chains and wear them as necklaces.
  • Cal2987172 Cal2987172 on Jan 24, 2016
    Add to a unique charm bracelet
  • D fuhrman D fuhrman on Jan 24, 2016
    when my mom passed there were a lot of unmatched earrings from the 40s and 50s. they were clip on style. i have a plain white lamp shade and i put then around the bottom of the shade. kinda gaudy but interesting. and when you tire of them just take them off.
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  • Linda Fraser Linda Fraser on Jan 24, 2016
    If your asking what the thrift store can do with them, I would sort through and see if their are any 14 carrot gold or higher in it. Then if you find it take it to the pawn shop and sell the gold and take the money back to the salvation army. Bottom line. It's all about raising money for those that are in need then the junk one can just be bagged and sold cheap for crafts
  • Kris King Kris King on Jan 24, 2016
    Wear them as a pin on you're blouses or jackets.
  • Cindi Cindi on Jan 24, 2016
    I agree with Linda, get what you can to donate and sell the rest cheap. I love grab bag type jewelry I can get cheap, it gets my imagination going as to what I can do with them. I buy vintage lots on EBay (not always the cheapest) and use rhinestone brooch and earrings, remove the backs and glue them onto parachord bracelets that I either buy or make, it really looks cool. I've taken gold hoops and glued on rhinestones and decorated wine bottles, etc. I just do what I can to improve on what I get, then usually sell them in my space at the antique mall. It's more fun than just buying it as is.
  • Renata Renata on Jan 25, 2016
    First thought was to make a wind chime. Second thought was to add on decorative pillows. 3rd thought to use as buttons.
  • Cyndi Neumann Cyndi Neumann on Jan 25, 2016
    Thanks for asking this ?, ALL great ideas ! Smiles, Cyndi
  • Fran Daisey Florida Fran Daisey Florida on Jan 25, 2016
    I decorate my Christmas NutCrackers...I use them on on their wrists around their hats , sometimes around the boots....I even use pins for the center of their hats..
  • Mary Mary on Jan 25, 2016
    I have a few long dangle earrings that I hang on my Xmas tree each year. Different and cute.
  • Dog Girl Dog Girl on Jan 25, 2016
    I have made necklaces from orphaned earrings - using mostly the dangling types. Just attach to the center of a chain in a pleasing combo.
  • I saw a mirror this weekend with old mismatched jewelry glued on it and it was adorable. Mix them all up and try that.
    • Bernice H Bernice H on Dec 06, 2022

      Yes..I have done that also! And glued to a wooden jewelry box for my granddaughter! EVEN if they are hoops! :(

  • Charlotte Ramagost Charlotte Ramagost on Jan 25, 2016
    I make all kinds of angels for Christmas- use earring hoops for halos. Also, use them as a hanger when making beaded Christmas balls. Have used them in decorating my beaded crosses
  • Jean Jean on Jan 25, 2016
    I never did one entirely of hoops but it would work - I make jewelry Christmas trees. Deeper frame (sometimes I use shadow boxes) at least 8.5 x 11 inches with glass removed, cover the backboard with black velvet. Cut out and glue on a Christmas tree shape [to the black velvet] - for this I've used everything from construction paper to a cut up prom dress - as long as it's green. Add jewelry strategically to resemble ornaments. All with Elmer's glue. Let dry overnight and hang. Lovely things. You can add all sorts of other misc. jewelry like broken chains for swags, pins without backs for other ornaments (in this case, inside the hoops). Also, a lot of Good Wills and Salvation Armys are on ebay and sell stuff like this (yes, by the bag) for crafting. And people buy it up. Ever thought of getting an ebay or etsy site? Good luck!!
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    • Bernice H Bernice H on Dec 06, 2022

      Lovely! And it could be any shape! Hubs aunt died and had lots of costume jewelry. I display many of the pieces on a display piece I have in the bathroom. Reminders of loved ones!

  • Wanda Wanda on Jan 26, 2016
    I have a super creative pre teen who collects stuff animals and fixes them up to give away. We used off pieces of jewelry to make accessories for them - good hoops become arm bands, small danglies become charms... I know it sounds childish but the kids that get the 'reborn' animals LOVE them.
  • Mar2077676 Mar2077676 on Jan 26, 2016
    I use mismatched earrings on small Christmas trees. They are colorful and fun!
    • Diggin The Desert Diggin The Desert on Feb 08, 2016
      @Marydslade I do the same, especially if they have sparkle (I buy 99 cent store earrings that add a little faux crystal to my trees too)
  • Lynn Couch Lynn Couch on Jan 26, 2016
    make a chain belt....
  • John John on Jan 27, 2016
    Decorate a small Christmas tree.
  • Lori Brooks Lear Lori Brooks Lear on Jan 27, 2016
    How about a wind chime??
  • Raellen Sheets Raellen Sheets on Jan 27, 2016
    I used to bend the post into a loop to make a charm out of it.
  • Clarissa Fowler Clarissa Fowler on Jan 27, 2016
    add a chain and make a necklace
  • Cathie Cathie on Jan 27, 2016
    You can put an extra hole in one ear and compliment the pair you wear
  • Oldmisssue Oldmisssue on Jan 27, 2016
    if the earrings are bendable, cut the post off and then create a chain of them into a link to link necklace. or they can be used to frame beads to make jewelry.
  • Snapoutofit Snapoutofit on Jan 27, 2016
    hang them on a bush outside a window
  • Patricia Patricia on Jan 28, 2016
    Make a jewellry tree, cover the inside of a picture frame in black material and glue earrings on in shape of a Christmas tree, looks very pretty, can use any shape.
  • Jodi Jodi on Jan 28, 2016
    Glue onto a magnet and use on refrigerator to hold kids pictures etc. can put on steel door to hold reminders and you won't forget your grocery list lol
  • Jodi Jodi on Jan 28, 2016
    I also use on my steel door to hold reminders and grocery list
  • Ginger Lance Ginger Lance on Jan 28, 2016
    melt it down to make rings.
  • Cindy Thomas Cindy Thomas on Jan 28, 2016
    I like finding bags of misc. jewelry from thrift stores. I've taken them and glued them on strange things like wooden boxes, spray painted frames etc. I'll add beads or bolts, they're just abstract but fun to do. I lay them on top of each other...add interesting wire or metallic sprayed small silk flowers. Sounds nuts, I wish I had a picture but I end up giving them to friends who want them.
    • Bernice H Bernice H on Dec 06, 2022

      I love this! I do similar..but am visualizing yours. AND even if they are hoops,placing a smaller earring inside the hoop is clever also!

  • Bonnie Bonnie on Jan 28, 2016
    You could add beadsto some of the thinner ones to make wine glass charms.
  • Ana Abreu Ana Abreu on Jan 28, 2016
    Hi, ..I usually use unpaired earrings to make pendants for necklaces or whistlebands. you can glue them to a bottle or pictureframe. there´s another funny thing to do. you can use as box holder.
  • Ana Abreu Ana Abreu on Jan 28, 2016
    just wrap a box and glue or twist the iron to use as paperbox holders
  • Debby Debby on Jan 29, 2016
    I bought a 12 inch cross that was decorated with jewelry pieces and it's very pretty
  • Colin Colin on Jan 29, 2016
    Pull out your local telephone directory, Go all the way to the V's and look up everyone with the name Van Gogh. Ring every Van Gogh in the book, one of those will be interested in buying them all from you!
  • Tami Sherman Norris Tami Sherman Norris on Jan 29, 2016
    This is what I do ...I'm always looking for jewlery...ill buy it from
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  • Marie Evans Haggerton Marie Evans Haggerton on Jan 29, 2016
    wind chimes?
  • Ann Alba Ann Alba on Jan 30, 2016
    what first comes to mind is a bouquet, or a pomander jeweled book marks attach them of a picture frame I made some christmas gift attaching old single earrings to foam ball , too bad your not in my area It is things like this I collect & use. Have fun Creating.
  • Kathryn Wyant Kathryn Wyant on Jan 30, 2016
    If it is possible to bend them into circles you could make interesting chain type necklaces and bracelets out of them. The chains could be used in a variety of ways from lamp pulls to belts.
  • Ann Wilson Ann Wilson on Jan 30, 2016
    Put them out for sale. People will buy them for crafts or for knitting stitch markers. I know I' d buy a small bag.
  • Carla Harris Bourg Carla Harris Bourg on Jan 30, 2016
    Thanks for all the feedback
  • Susan Susan on May 18, 2016
    Find a small table top Christmas tree and use them as ornaments.
  • MM MM on Sep 24, 2016
    Do this like I did!😀 My first attempt at mixed media on canvas. Next one in the works with more of a theme and different textures
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  • Carole Lee Philipps Carole Lee Philipps on Oct 28, 2016
    Make a luxe trinket box. Glue the earrings artfully to the top of a plain box. LEAVE as is, or spray with metallic paint. Can also use to decorate mini Christmas trees.
  • Wilma EISEN Wilma EISEN on Oct 30, 2016
    I have lots of earrings and necklaces, charms, stones, and shells - I glue them on frames, framed mirrors. Jewelry is needs no pattern, shells and stones look better with pattern. I was at a craft sale were I saw a 9x12 framed mirror covered in jewelry priced @ $75.
    • Bernice H Bernice H on Dec 06, 2022

      Wow..this thread..even tho many years old has my juices going! Goodwill and other thrift stores usually have big jars of jewelry .

  • Carla Harris Bourg Carla Harris Bourg on Oct 30, 2016
    Thanks that is what we are doing with them
  • Lco21056999 Lco21056999 on Feb 24, 2017

    who says they have to match? Wear 2 different earings at the same time.

    • Jerseygal Jerseygal on Mar 12, 2017

      That was the first thing I thought of too. But, prepare yourself...Some people will think you picked up one and was not paying attention..

  • Amanda Amanda on Feb 24, 2017

    First see if any are fine metals like gold or silver and sell it! You can get quite a bit for precious metals these days, and they just melt it down and resell. What left over, kids would love crafts with these like glueing on a small lamp, pencil holder or small trinket box. Spray paint them or keep as they are, and colorful rinestones or beads mixed in is fun too!

  • Doc Doc on Feb 24, 2017

    They'd make interesting lamp shade embellishment. Also use them as pendants pretty easily, or embellish clothes with them.

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    • Bev21254750 Bev21254750 on Mar 14, 2017

      I have added a very pretty one onto a pearl necklace and put another on a chain. I have used them for pulls. It actually depends on the style of the earring as to what other purpose it can be used for. Some of the old clip on earrings can be glued onto blank rings.

  • Me Me on Mar 02, 2017

    It's a pretty idea but I'm concerned that you have sooo many single earrings and how that came about.

    • Jerseygal Jerseygal on Mar 12, 2017

      She said she works at Good Will (or some place like that) and people give them jewelry, some of which is single earrings.

  • Judy Judy on Mar 02, 2017

    With forth of July coming up as the next holiday, if you have any red, blue, ear rings, start to make a word, like HURRAH, I AM FREE !!!, in red, blue, and other colors, that are of our flag. You may also be able to make a flag, with these colors. Best wishes.

  • Vicki Kuhse Vicki Kuhse on Mar 03, 2017

    We put them in home made stepping stones. I have a beautiful one with my grandma's old jewelery in it.

  • Reblcant Reblcant on Mar 03, 2017


    Thread beads onto hoops or if hoops are wide, glue beads on the hoop. Each hoop needs to be different. I'm sure you receive donations of beads or broken necklaces, you can use these beads. Then you can sell the wine glass charms.

  • Reblcant Reblcant on Mar 03, 2017

    Book Markers: .Take the more decorative hoops, or bead the hoops, loop a ribbon through it and glue it together. The ribbon is in the book and the hoop hangs outside the book.

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  • Debby Debby on Mar 04, 2017

    I love this idea!!! I am always looking for crafts I can make to donate to a friends fundraisers and this is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  • Sal3170064 Sal3170064 on Mar 10, 2017

    Decorate plain mirrors or frames, glue on with metal glue or hot melt glue. Turn it into a work of art. Draw a picture, fill in with broken jewellery. My daughter made a gold fish.

  • Dee Dee on Mar 14, 2017

    Wind chimes.

  • Pfaffie7570 Pfaffie7570 on Mar 14, 2017

    Some can be attached as zipper pulls....both practical and decorative!

  • Diane2faye Diane2faye on Mar 23, 2017

    Only one hole in each ear? Put another hole in one ear only. I love wearing my single earrings in that hole.

  • Beth Beth on Jun 09, 2018

    I have one 14k gold earring. Its too nice to use as a bulletin board push pin but not worth enough to sale. Any ideas? I was thinking about pinning it to the top of my tall boots in the winter. Im open to better ideas lol

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  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 29, 2022

    Sell as Mis Matched Pairs! One long and one short - One plain and one Fancy - One silver and One Gold etc. Use to make Pictures or decorate Cushions or make new pieces of jewellery.

  • I've seen jewelry used in steampunk art designs and Christmas ornaments and jewel wreaths and trees. Just add them to styrofoam bases. I've also seen them used to make jewelry bouquets for brides.

  • Many people remake them into art - Christmas trees, collages, etc. They would also make great wine glass charms.

  • Janice Janice on Nov 30, 2022

    I've seen them used added to the cuff ribbing on sweaters. It always draws a conversation :) depending upon the uniqueness of the earring. Also, if they are the pierced type, you can often use them as push pins on a bulletin board. You could also make "sets" of these to use as gifts for your lady friends.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 30, 2022

    Could you mack Open Rings with them. Cut end and smooth over? If successful, you would have something else you could sell? Use them as Scarf Rings ?

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 05, 2022

    I knew a lady you took single earrings and made toe rings or ear cuffs using them. This of course depends on the shape of the earring.

  • Bernice H Bernice H on Dec 06, 2022

    Oh my goodness what a fun thread! It’s been years since it was started..but rereading is so fun! I am excited to find and do! 👏

  • Janice Janice on Jul 25, 2023

    Gather them together in a shadow box using black velvet or felt. Make a pretty design using the single earrings....great conversation piece!

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Aug 10, 2023

    I have a friend who took a styrofoam Christmas tree and covered with vintage jewelry. It was gorgeous. You could also do a wreath.

  • Mogie Mogie on Aug 12, 2023

    Little girls would love these when playing dress up.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Mar 03, 2024

    Use them in a Christmas wreathe.

  • Dee Dee on Mar 04, 2024

    I have used them for decorations on a Christmas tree, decorate Christmas Gifts. Make bracelets. Donate to school and nursing homes for their craft projects.