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Recycled vintage earrings

stracci2000

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I bought these older(?)diamond studs at an estate sale last year, but I never really liked them. They are high quality diamonds in Stuller settings.
Today I finally figured out what to do with them. I put them together to form a pendant. These diamonds are fiery, but hard to capture with cell phone camera!

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StephanieLynn

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Oh my gosh look at how great that turned out, so pretty and no doubt you got those earrings for a steal!
 

stracci2000

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Oh my gosh look at how great that turned out, so pretty and no doubt you got those earrings for a steal!
Well, I only paid $18 for the earrings. I really didn't know what I was gonna do with them, but the diamonds were nice and I couldn't walk away!
 

TheGarnetGirl

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Beautiful! It reminds me of a hanging bouquet of dried babies breath flowers!!

Are they set in SS or gold?
I'm only asking because they look like white gold but ive only known you to work with SS so either they're unique and are set in SS or your skill set was totally undetected by me girly!

Love the pendant now!
 

stracci2000

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Beautiful! It reminds me of a hanging bouquet of dried babies breath flowers!!

Are they set in SS or gold?
I'm only asking because they look like white gold but ive only known you to work with SS so either they're unique and are set in SS or your skill set was totally undetected by me girly!

Love the pendant now!
The earrings are 14k white gold. The bail that I made is SS. I have no problem mixing things up!
Besides, the metals appear identical. If there are any jewelry rules, I don't play by them!
 
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Daisys and Diamonds

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I bought these older(?)diamond studs at an estate sale last year, but I never really liked them. They are high quality diamonds in Stuller settings.
Today I finally figured out what to do with them. I put them together to form a pendant. These diamonds are fiery, but hard to capture with cell phone camera!

1577573294967.png

IMG_20191228_151453.jpg IMG_20191228_145058211.jpg
Oh its lovelly
what vision you have
 

Bron357

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Excellent. I love how you recycled them into something not only beautiful but totally wearable. Too fussy for earrings but as a pendant - yesssssss
 

stracci2000

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Excellent. I love how you recycled them into something not only beautiful but totally wearable. Too fussy for earrings but as a pendant - yesssssss
I was absolutely never gonna wear them as earrings. I have .90 TW diamond studs that I wear all the time. I was tired of seeing them languishing in my jewelry box, unworn and unloved!
 

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TheGarnetGirl

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Now the dried bouquet of babies breath is even more alive in my head! Lol!

I absolutely LOVE the addition!
& that its a mixed metal piece!!
 

stracci2000

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Now the dried bouquet of babies breath is even more alive in my head! Lol!

I absolutely LOVE the addition!
& that its a mixed metal piece!!
Once you mentioned that it looked like a dried bouquet, I decided it needed a leaf! So it's a collaboration--Stracci and The Garnet Girl!
 

TheGarnetGirl

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Once you mentioned that it looked like a dried bouquet, I decided it needed a leaf! So it's a collaboration--Stracci and The Garnet Girl!

Awwwwwweeee :appl:
Why thank you but honey you did all the heavy lifting!
Btw that leaf was the perfect size/style/placement in my opinion.
As they say, Wear it in good health!
 

Catmom

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Oh, I like it so much better with the leaf!
 

nala

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Wow! Now I’m regretting all the earrings that I have passed up in the past Bc I don’t wear earrings and never had this vision!
 
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