Big Beautiful Necklaces out of Broken Jewelry

broken jewelry necklace

I spent one great afternoon last weekend playing with wire, beads, and broken jewelry. I made about eight necklaces and five or six pendants that haven’t been attached to chain yet. It was so much fun to craft with no agenda (other than the joy of creating).

They’re hard to photograph accurately, but even in photos you can tell how cool these necklaces are! I used a big pendant from a broken cheapster necklace I used to wear to work back when I had to go to work.

I used a charm I received in a Steampunk swap as the beginning for this necklace, and then added a couple large beads on either side, then just kept adding until I liked the look. I love this one! I can’t wait to wear it out in public to see if anyone else likes it as much as I do.

This one uses a steampunk “pocketwatch” charm I made (the circular part) and simply has wings and some pretty beads on each side. Simple, but really pretty, I think!

So what do you think, should I quit all my writing jobs and just make jewelry full time? (Crickets?)

If you want to know how I made these, check out how to remake old jewelry into a statement necklace over at Dollar Store Crafts.