What to do with all of that costume jewelry

As I was looking through my Facebook feed yesterday…you know doing my usual mindless scrolling… it was lovely to see all the posts and tags about the mamas and wonderful women in our lives in honor of Mother’s Day. Definitely giving a big shout out to mine, she’s super! Then the lightbulb went off for me and I completely forgot to share with you all the results from my first blog post  “Make a statement this holiday…statement necklace that is” Oh the wonderful use of play on words, story of my life.

In a nutshell, I dedicated my first post to my Grandma who passed away when I was around 8 years old.  I am definetely blessed that I was able to have memories of her, but my most vivid is my own amazing mother sharing with me all of her costume jewelry that she inherited. I absolutely loved playing dress up with these gorgeous gems when I was little feeling all fab!  Recently when I was back home visiting my family we were going through that one closet all families have, where there are pictures that date back to 80’s hair, randomn art projects, and journals that you didnt know were in your mothers posession.

Here is the before and afters of revamping my grandmas gems into items you can wear today and to give you all ideas if you also have family jewelry that you are looking to transform as well!

 

Before: Grandma's clip on earrings and broches
Before: Grandma’s clip on earrings and broches
After: Grandma's clip on earrings linked to new chain for amazing statement necklace!
After: Grandma’s clip on earrings linked to new chain for amazing statement necklace!
Before: Back of basic black dress
Before: Back of basic black dress
After: Back of basic black dress with Grandma's broch pinned on!
After: Back of basic black dress with Grandma’s broch pinned on!
Before: Hair tie and Grandma's floral clip on earrings
Before: Hair tie and Grandma’s floral clip on earrings
Before: Back of Grandma's clip on earring
Before: Back of Grandma’s clip on earring
After: Hair Tie and Grandma's clip on earring connected for a little glitz for you ponytail!
After: Hair Tie and Grandma’s clip on earring connected for a little glitz for you ponytail!

What kind of accessories have you found when going through your families memory boxes?  Comment below!

 

 

2 thoughts on “What to do with all of that costume jewelry

  1. I found your blog through Designing From My Closet and I LOVE IT! You are gorgeous, I love your style, and this post is genuis. Creating your own statement necklace from brooches and clip on earrings?! So smart and what a nice way to honor your grandma.

    -Justine
    thethriftygirlsguide.com

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