Saturday, June 22, 2013

Repurposed Vintage Crystal Earrings

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These lovely vintage crystal earrings have vintage aurora borealis coated crystals and screw back earwires.

Most people have pierced ears, so I wanted to convert them so they could be worn and get out of a jewelry box.

There is actually a small bead in the top of the screwback, so I opened it up and took out the bead.  Having done that, I ended up with three crystals in three sizes, and a glass spacer bead shown on the right.

Next, I took the three beads and paired them with a crystal post, to simply show off the beauty of the vintage crystals.  Here's how they turned out.

I've always loved the aurora borealis coating on the glass crystals, which can change colors depending on the way the light hits them.  As you can see from the photo below, the earring on the left is sparkling  yellows and oranges, while the one on the right is sparkling blues and purples.

These earrings are one of a kind and can be purchased in my CatjuHandmadeJewelry Etsy shop.