Sunday, March 3, 2013

DIY Charm Jewelry

Recycle and reuse broken elements to re-create beautiful charms!  All you need is a jewelry tray, an image on paper, a charm or a broken piece of china, and strand of rhinestones.  That's it.

I used a 1" jewelry tray, a broken piece of china shard, and piece of a broken rhinestone necklace.  Cut and alter elements to fit perfectly in the tray.  Once perfectly trimmed and centered, use an industrial strength glue to adhere to tray, then coat and seal with glaze.  Lastly, add a couple beads (also from broken and mismatched found jewelry pieces) and string to a necklace chain.  Wallah!

  That's all there is to it.  Now you have a beautiful charm necklace created entirely from recycled elements.

                                                  Additional images available here

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