Upcycled earrings

Day 95. When I first started making jewellery I would go to opp-shops to find old necklaces that I could take apart and make into new necklaces. Who knew 30 years ago that this was actually “upcycling” 🙂 For me it was just a lot more affordable than going to a bead shop! Last year a dear friend asked me if one of her broken necklaces might be useful, and when I saw all of these lovely silver disks I was thrilled that she had thought that I might be able to upcycle them into something new. I have added some delicious yellow/green beads to make this pair of earrings. And to think…that necklace was probably going into landfill.

upcycled earrings