Old jewelry, broken jewelry, and antique jewelry that you have found at flea markets, can be repurposed instead of tossed away. Jewelry is great to reuse because you can create such amazing pieces by combining different pieces together.
From ribbon necklaces to bookmarks and magnets, we are sure there is a project just right for you. Here is a list of 15 amazing tutorials. Check them out!
1. Brooch wreath
Gather up the retro brooches in your jewelry box and put them to beautiful use. This wreath project requires only an embroidery hoop, some floral supplies, your brooches, and a few other supplies. The project yields a stunning wreath that’s appropriate for hanging on your front door, above your mantel, or as a welcoming touch in your guest room. Get the full tutorial here.
2. Pearl bracelet
With just a few dollars, upcycle old pearls into a brand new bracelet. All you need are a couple of jump rings and a clasp. Get the full tutorial at Sadie Seasongoods.
3. Wind chime
Gather your old jewelry and create a wind chime that would look perfect hanging in your patio. There is no need to spend a lot of money on a new piece of outdoor decor when you can reuse your old jewelry to make your own. For more inspiration, check this out.
4. Curtain tie back
Add a romantic sparkle to your window treatments by using a pair of antique brooches to make curtain tiebacks. This project pairs them with unfinished wooden beads and colored suede string. Get the full tutorial here.
5. Button rings
If you have any vintage jewelry and buttons collecting dust, turn them into button rings. Check out the quick and easy tutorial here to get started.
6. Pot planter
This project is perfect if you have a big selection of jewelry that you want to repurpose. By disassembling your jewelry and arranging them onto a concrete flower pot with a strong adhesive, you can create this amazing piece to display your flowers. For more inspiration, click here.
In need of new fridge magnets? Turn your old jewelry pieces into magnets by gluing a magnet to the backside. Easy! For more details, check out the tutorial by One Pretty Thing.
8. Drawer pulls
Do you have any big statement pieces of jewelry around? Turn them into drawer pulls such as this one by Lovely Etc. This project only takes five minutes so it is perfect for those who are time limited, but the results look fantastic! Here is the tutorial to get started.
9. Christmas tree in a frame
This Christmas tree in a frame is a great gift idea for the holiday season. All you need is some old jewelry, a picture frame, and strong adhesive. For more inspiration, click here.
10. Antique statement necklace
Instead of tossing out your old jewelry, gather your statement pieces and join them together to create a 'new' antique piece. We love this one in particular! Get creative and be sure to check out this for some inspiration.
11. Bobby pins
We all know the pain of the missing earring, and the broken earrings. Instead of throwing them out, make fashionable bobby pins by attaching the earring piece onto a bobby pin using a strong adhesive. For more inspiration, click here.
12. Brooch bouquets
Do you have a lot of old brooches that you are contemplating of throwing out? Don't! Here is an amazing project for you to do to repurpose your brooches to create this lovely bouquet. Perfect for displaying in your home or even as a wedding bouquet that is everlasting. Check out this tutorial here.
13. Jewelry mirror
Make over your mirror by attaching your old jewelry pieces to the border such as the picture below. Look how amazing it looks! Check this out for more inspiration.
This project is our favorite! Beanies are essential for the winter season but let's step up our beanie game by decorating it with jewelry. You will need a beanie, broken or old jewelry, and a thread and needle. Check this out for the full tutorial.
15. Jeweled corsage bracelets
Remember when clip on earrings were in? Maybe the trend will come back but in the meantime, instead of tossing them out, repurpose them to create these jeweled corsage bracelets. Here is the tutorial to get you started.
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