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Turn an old necklace into a pair of awesome earrings.
I had an old necklace laying around that I bought at a yard sale. Since I had it to take apart, I decided to make it into a Christmas present. I decided on earrings and just went.

Posted by Anna the Ewok from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States • Published See Anna the Ewok's 22 projects »
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  • How to make a dangle earring. Necklace To Earrings - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find your old, unwanted piece of jewelry. I had a tacky necklace.

  • How to make a dangle earring. Necklace To Earrings - Step 2
    Step 2

    Start deconstructing it into the pieces you want. I picked some pearls and a couple of the chain links.

  • How to make a dangle earring. Necklace To Earrings - Step 3
    Step 3

    Since I didn't like having loops on both ends of the pearl, I just pulled out the wire that was in there.

  • How to make a dangle earring. Necklace To Earrings - Step 4
    Step 4

    Time for a new head pin!

  • Step 5

    Bend the pin to one side so that it makes a 90 degree angle.

    (COaK decided it didn't like the picture I had of this. Use your imagination)

  • How to make a dangle earring. Necklace To Earrings - Step 6
    Step 6

    Grab it with a small pair of pliers right at the bend and wrap the end of the pin around until a loop is formed. Cut off the excess right where the loop closes.

  • How to make a dangle earring. Necklace To Earrings - Step 7
    Step 7

    Put the pearl and the earring hook on the link, close it up, and ta-da! A new earring from an old necklace.

    Repeat the process to make the second earring and you're done.

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