• Tell Your Friends

When I say in my blog bio that I’m a “mid-century modern magpie,” it’s not just an excuse to get alliterative. Like the bird of the same name, I too hoard small shiny objects. Jewelry is a particular problem for me, and no matter how many boxes or trinket dishes I fill, I’m compelled to collect more baubles. Now that I’m in spring cleaning mode, I’m trying to get organized and part with the pieces I rarely wear, but what can I say? I’m sentimental. This Pinterest pin inspired me to start thinking of old jewelry in a new light and I found even more amazing craft ideas to turn my paste into priceless decor. Now I can keep it all! [insert evil supervillain laugh here]

Old Jewelry Crafts That Are Real Gems
Old jewelry is a perfect way to get creative with curtains. Use a beaded necklace as an eye-catching tieback that won’t break the bank, like designer Brian Patrick Flynn did here. (Bonus: It picks up the colors in the wallpaper, too.)

Old Jewelry Crafts That Are Real Gems
Don’t have a beaded necklace you can spare? Thick bracelets or men’s cuffs also work well in this context. Cinching your curtains is a cinch with old jewelry!


Old Jewelry Crafts That Are Real Gems
You don’t have to bust out the good china to make a dinner party feel like a special occasion. Make like Matthew Mead and adorn some plain napkin rings with vintage jewelry for a touch of sophisticated sparkle.

Old Jewelry Crafts That Are Real Gems

Photo: Ashlee Park of My So Called Crafty Life

I’m all about fancying up fridge magnets and it doesn’t get more fancy than shiny old jewelry. Ashlee at My So Called Crafty Life made the charming examples seen here. Check out her blog for the DIY instructions to make your own.

Old Jewelry Crafts That Are Real Gems

Photo: Camilla Fabbri

Bling out your houseplants! No, really! These bejeweled picks could take any potted plant from drab to fab in an instant. Camilla Fabbri shares more details and photos on Family Chic.

Old Jewelry Crafts That Are Real Gems

Photo: Flourish via Fancy Pants Weddings

We’re heading into wedding season, so if any of you readers out there are planning your nuptials, get a load of this jaw-droppingly beautiful bridal bouquet I found. Brooches and real blooms are a killer combo…and just imagine mixing in some pieces your mother or grandmother passed down for your “something old!” If you’re smitten, learn how to make your own brooch bouquet with the tutorial on Fancy Pants Weddings.

Don’t stop at that bouquet, brides! You can even make your own dazzling hair combs with vintage brooches and a little know-how. Let Sabrina Soto show you how its done.

Which old jewelry craft is a diamond in the rough? And do you have any more clever ways to decorate with old jewelry? Tell us in the comments below!

20 Responses

  1. The extension of this is of course to soak these small square baits in whatever additives you wish.

    Begin getting a big salad bowl and placing a large amount of
    lettuce inside. First we’ll start with the basic principal of green living, the rule of the three R-s ‘ Reduce, reuse and recycle.

  2. Hi there, I found your website by means of Google at the same time as looking

    for a comparable topic, your website got here up, it seems to be good.

    I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

    Hi there, simply changed into aware of your weblog thru Google, and located

    that it is really informative. I’m going to be careful

    for brussels. I’ll be grateful for those who proceed this in future.

    A lot of folks will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  3. Currently it appears like Drupal is the best blogging platform out there
    right now. (from what I’ve read) Is that what you
    are using on your blog?

    My favorite webpage about modern technology: how safe is chiropractic care during pregnancy

  4. Kaylene says:

    When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is
    added I get three emails with the same comment. Is there any way you
    can remove people from that service? Bless you!

  5. I think everything posted was actually very reasonable.
    But, what about this? what if you were to create
    a killer title? I am not saying your content is not good, but what if you added something that grabbed a
    person’s attention? I mean Old Jewelry Crafts – Ideas for Crafts Made With Old Jewelry | HGTV Design Blog – Design Happens is a
    little plain. You could look at Yahoo’s home page and note how they create post titles to grab viewers to click.
    You might try adding a video or a related pic or two to grab
    people interested about what you’ve written. Just my opinion,
    it could make your posts a little bit more
    interesting.

  6. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as
    though you relied on the video to make your point. You definitely know what youre talking about,
    why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to your site when you could be giving us something informative
    to read?

  7. Wonderful blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo News.
    Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News?
    I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem
    to get there! Thank you

Leave a Reply

Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...

READ MORE

Latest Pins on Pinterest

  • As seen on Flipping the Block...Black Team: Master

  • As seen on Flipping the Block...Silver Team: Powder Room,

  • As seen on Flipping the Block...Silver Team: Upstairs

  • As seen on Flipping the Block...Shauna, who often completes