31 Days · DIY · Jewelry · Thrifts

31 Days: The Thrift Project – Day 15: Go for Gold Earrings

Making earrings is so rewarding. It’s a fast project that you can wear immediately. While there are some more difficult kinds of earrings, these are about as easy as you can get.

I’ve worn white gold and silver for most of my life. I have only a few pieces of gold jewelry, but I’ve been wearing them a lot lately. And I have no gold earrings – not a single pair. So I added “gold jewelry” to my wish list in hopes of finding something I could use.

I found this necklace for $2 at the thrift store. (Obviously not real gold, maybe gold plated.) It had some interesting links I liked. I started taking it apart to see what pieces might work.

I settled on the almond (marquise?) shaped ones. I opened the jump rings and removed two of these links.

I have some metal sensitivity with earrings, so I bought gold-filled hooks to use with this pair. The jump rings don’t come in contact with my ear, so I was fine to use gold-plated for those. I used pliers to open the ring, added the link and the hook, then closed the ring and repeated for the other earring.

That’s it!

I like to have a small, simple pair of earrings that are easy to grab on a busy morning. I think I’ve found them.


This post is part of a 31 Day series. Find all the posts in this series here.


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