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    Pearl Scholar Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert pattye's Avatar
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    Default Restyled & Recycled Jewelry Challenge!

    Let's make it official and show our restyled and recycled jewelry pieces here! We support sustainability. This thread can be an ongoing source of inspiration!

    So many creative ideas have been posted throughout the forum, but are difficult to find again.

    SO~check through your jewelry boxes for unworn necklaces, broken chain, out of style earrings. Before and After photos please with details, LOTS OF DETAILS! It's great if you do all the work yourself and also ok if a jeweler is involved.

    Do you feel this would be fun and helpful?
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    OMG I have SO MANY recycled/restyled pieces Pattye!!!
    Emily Thorn, my ripple & jade combos, etc etc etc.
    This could be a really deep rabbit hole for me lol!

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    This is a fabulous idea, Pattye!

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    I love this idea! Time to dig through the jewelry box. So anything is fair game, not just chains?
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    I've reworked a lot of crazy stuff... some are just material repurpose, and some are fairly deconstructed. Gosh I can hog this thread for days on end!

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    I have just my old false teeth in gold to recycle. I imagine theirs effects in earings!

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    I think this is a WONDERFUL idea for a thread. I'll start, with my very modest restyle. Apologies, no "before" photos. These earrings had small drop pearls on; dyed navy blue freshwater. I wore them often, with navy blue suits to work ... until I saw PEARLS at the 2014 Ruckus I had the earrings along with me, and asked if there might be pink color change FW drops to match the necklace I bought. Lynsey matched a few pair for me to look at, and there was one clear winner ... and BAM ... I had new, FABULOUS earrings with large, color change FW drops on. I wear these often; they have a way of looking great with just about any other pearls. Here are the earrings, and for reference, the necklace they match. (Almost didn't get the necklace ... I had the clasp changed, and sent to me; UPS "lost" the package and it took a week of investigations for the package to mysteriously show up on my porch again, unscanned by UPS!)

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    Gorgeous, Cathy!!!

    I'm afraid the most ambitious restyle I've done is swap out a ball clasp for an orbit clasp. Then my restyling is just linking all the orbit clasps together. Oh, and Sarah replacing hooks for lever back earring findings for me.

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    Gorgeous result, Cathy. At last, maybe Father Christmas has delivered the package ?

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    Thank you BWeaves ... PP did all the genius work of finding and matching 2 pearls to the necklace, and replacing!

    Ericw, thank you ... it was quite an adventure with UPS. It was late summer, so no Father Christmas The package was scanned into the big UPS shipping warehouse closest to me, but not scanned OUT ever for delivery. The warehouse manager scoured the warehouse for me countless times, had the trucks inspected ... nothing. PP started a track on their end ... nothing. I finally insisted on a formal "fraud" investigation being started, and a few days later the package showed up on my porch, in perfect condition, no marks, no delivery scans of any sort ... ? The UPS warehouse manager thought it was so odd she came and picked up the box for further research. I kept the pearls
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    UPS is one of the best carriers, in France. I should like EMS, chinese post, so efficient... deep sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CathyKeshi View Post
    Your turn, Purranha
    Lol Cathy I'm gonna have to do some homework to prep and organize my materials! I seriously rework my stuff all day long!

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    Cathy, thank you! A great launch for this topic! Your earrings are 14K? Classic and gorgeous set now!

    Purr, I know you have some terrific pieces, hopefully you have the "before" pics, too!

    lmgarden, I hope you will add your amazing statement pink ripple rope here, though I know there are photos elsewhere.

    Thank you for your enthusiastic response! Eric, love your sense of humor!
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    Just I am looking at fixing of pearls on earings : without usual "bells", it's so elegant.

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    I love to reuse and repurpose! Here is an old 1980s chain of my mothers that I converted into a tin cup.Name:  IMG_2472.jpg
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