I love thrifting. And I love thrifting jewelry best of all. I like to collect a pile of costume jewelry, ready to be made into something new. Costume jewelry is the best. Big, bold, colorful pieces that make a statement. I love the possibilities.
This first jewelry project for “The Thrift Project” is a simple one that doesn’t require tools. Or even a tutorial. It is just combining old pieces to create a new, unique piece.
The next time you go thrifting, look around at the jewelry. See what catches your eye. I especially like to look for chunky necklaces, brooches, and big clip-on earrings. Buy several pieces that you like, but you don’t even need to have a plan yet.
Gather all your pieces and start playing around. You might want to pull pieces from your regular jewelry collection, too.
Start layering necklaces, adding pendants (or clip-on earrings to create pendants). Mix and match. My rule of thumb is the bigger the better. More is more!
I played around with a few pieces, and these were my favorite creations.
Clip-on earrings and a “pearl” necklace
A single clip-on earring and a beaded necklace
Layering a green double strand necklace with a blue single strand
Since I have lots of pieces in my costume jewelry “miscellaneous” box, there will be several more jewelry DIY posts this month. Stay tuned!