Category: Vintage Upcycle

Grandma’s Necklace

When my grandma found out that I was using vintage jewelry to create new upcycled necklaces, she opened up her jewelry box and pulled out a deep blue object and handed it to me. She said, “This was mother’s,” and asked if I could make it into a necklace for her. Of course, I was honored that she would entrust me with a piece of jewelry that belonged to my great-grandmother.

 

I looked down at what she had handed me and it was a single earring that had been a clip-on, but the clip was broken off.  This represented more than just a piece of costume jewelry to me. So I set off to work on designing a necklace that would respect the beauty of what this piece represents for our family.

 

 

After experimenting with multiple design ideas I landed on a simple, navy blue, glass pearl strand with translucent, gray, faceted, accent beads. I added a magnetic clasp and now, instead of this broken clip-on earring collecting dust, my grandma can wear this heirloom necklace and remember her mother.

Would you like Sarah to create an heirloom necklace from your family jewelry?
Contact sarah@sarahmariejewelry.com for more information.

 

SMJ is now upcycling vintage jewelry into beautiful necklaces!

Do you have any unused (even broken) jewelry or beads?
SMJ would LOVE to have it.

Glass beads, brooches, chain, pendants, glass pearls, pearls, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, etc.

 

Sarah is turning these pieces into beautiful, new, re-imagined necklaces.

If you have any items to donate please contact sarah@sarahmariejewelry.