Wednesday, December 17, 2014

1950s Paisley Earrings- Before and After Repurposing

I found these 1950s screw back earrings and fell in love with them!
1950s Paisley Gold and Blue Screw Back Earrings
I love the paisley shape, the blue stone in the middle, and all the little sparkly rhinestones surrounding.  And although they showed a slight bit of wear, all the stones were in tact.  And for vintage earrings of this age (1950s era) they looked like they had been very well cared for.

The only problem was, they were screw backs that were just a little too painful to wear for very long.

Therefore, these earrings are exactly the type of vintage jewelry I get most excited about because they provide a great opportunity for repurposing!

I removed and filed down the screw backs, cleaned them up so they sparkled like new, and wire wrapped them with a rectangular blue mottled stone and attached them to pierced ear wires.

Still beautiful, still have the charm of vintage, but with a modern flair... and as a bonus, they're no longer painful to wear!
Repurposed 1950s Earrings
They will be listed in the Resparkable Vintage Etsy shop very soon!  But if you are interested, just shoot me an email and they can be yours.  :)

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