Thursday, June 9, 2016

Repurposed 1970s Tassel Earrings- Before and After

I found these 1970s gold tassel clip earrings at an estate sale about a month ago.  I love tassel anything.  I knew with just a slight update, I could turn these into something more...resparkable!

1970s Gold Tassel Clip Earrings (before)

It was really quite simple… I just cleaned them up a bit.  Then, I was able to disconnect the tassels from the outdated part of the earring (the clips and that big gold ball!).  The most time consuming part of repurposing these earrings was digging around in my bead collection, to figure out what paired up best with these gold chain tassels.

I experimented with beads that were different shape, sizes, and colors.  As soon as I ran across these beads, I knew they were the perfect fit!  I originally found these beads in a bead store in Ashville, N.C.  It's is one of my favorite places… In fact, I often wish I lived there.  Ashville is just the right size, has four seasons, and is surrounded by mountains, but not too far from the ocean.  AND they have an amazing bead store there!

Anyway, I wire wrapped the beads to attach to a gold tone pierced ear wires, and the tassels.  These earrings are now updated to look so much more stylish.  As a bonus, they’re lightweight!

 Repurposed Vintage Earrings (after)

They're listed in my Resparkable Vintage Etsy store.  Hop over and look at all the items I have for sale, or click directly HERE to see more about these specific earrings.

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