August 29, 2012

Jewelry Repair

I was given these dangle earrings as a free gift by Baublebar, but they were 2 different lengths. Being the perfectionist that I am, I wanted to change out the bottom stone so they were even. Good thing I used to make jewelry for a living, I had all the tools on hand as well as 2 matching stones. Sadly I did not have 2 black stones, but these opal colored ones did the trick. Here are the before shots: Photobucket
I cut the bottom stone off. Used 2 pieces of wire and doing a basic wire wrap added one stone to the bottom of each earring.
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What do you think? Like the new style? I may switch them out again in a few months when I go stone shopping and get black ones, but for now I'm loving how you can see these in my dark hair!

13 comments:

Stacy said...

I love it! I think I like the opal stones better anyway!

Cacy said...

Love it!

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Sisters Marie said...

really? yay! I'm still undecided, but I love that they match! ;)

Kaitlyn said...

Love the opal way better!

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Sisters Marie said...

thanks! Kaitlyn, you can have them at the next swap! ;)

Megan Diaz said...

LOVE! Even better then the original!
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Lara Paches said...

The opal look wonderful with your hair!

stan said...

i love the way it look's like

onyeoma otanu said...

good i love it
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Carli Mason said...

These are gorgeous! You are so talented. I definitely won't be able to do that myself, I have a terrible time with crafts of any kind. But I broke my favorite earrings and have been looking for somewhere that does jewelry repair in North Wales, PA. Have any suggestions on a quality jewelry repair place? Thanks!

Mia Hart said...

Those are so cute! I love the thought of turning a few pairs of my jewelry into something completely new. I just wish I had the talent to do so. I guess I will just have to find a place that does jewelry repair in Orland Park, IL to do it for me.

Sal Wesson said...

This is so handy! I have lots of pieces that need jewelry repair. Maybe someday I'll get around to up-cycling them into new creations.

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