From Gaudy to Georgeous- Repurpose Jewelry Into Hair Accessories.

Introduction: From Gaudy to Georgeous- Repurpose Jewelry Into Hair Accessories.

About: I am a domestic engineer, aka. a stay at home Mom. A former science geek, scenic carpenter, and quilter.

Do you have a lot of costume jewelry you never wear? I do. A lot of it is very ugly, or out of style. I have a lot of earrings that are missing their mate, and a lot more earrings that are too heavy to wear, or make my ears turn green. Well, here is a quick and easy way to make hair accessories that are super cute out of your old jewelry.

Step 1: You Will Need:

You Need:

Jewelry.  And I'm not talking about great grandma's family heirloom pearl necklace. This is the cheap stuff you buy at the mall, or at a yard sale.

Hair Elastics
needle and thread
wire cutters. 
bobby pins. 

Step 2: To Make the Headband:

To make the headband, tie two hair elastics together. tie one end of the ribbon, then check it around your head and tie the other end so that it is a good fit.  You could also sew the ends, or glue them for a neater appearance, but this is much quicker. 

In this example I'll show you how to add post earrings. You can use anything, pins, earrings, rings, whatever. 

I just popped the post through the ribbon, and bent the post so it was flat. Then I added a few stitches just to secure it well. 

That's it. If this doesn't work for you, I'm sure between sewing and hot glue you can get it to stick. 

Step 3: To Make the Hair Clip.

Here I turned a chandelier earring into a hair clip. 
This is super easy, I put the bobbypin through the hole, and trimmed off the earring stem with some wire cutters. 

that's it. 

hope you like them!

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    9 years ago on Introduction

    "A former science geek"   --  Former?  did you go to geek rehab?

    Also - Emma could be hair model. 

    Those are so adorable! I love costume jewelry and I just love what you have done with it!