Monday, March 2, 2009

Craft Lab: vintage jewelry magnets








Over the years, I have acquired quite the collection of vintage jewelry. I've inherited alot, or friends just give it to me because they know I really love it. The collection was beginning to be a bit daunting, so I've purged a lot of it over the last few years. Here's a great idea to recycle some of the earrings I do not plan on wearing (some have lost their mates). First, cut the clip-on backs. I just cut them with a pair of pliers. The metal is soft and pliable. Then, I got out my handy hot glue gun and added a dab the same size as my magnet. Then, I placed the magnet on the dab of glue. That's it! Super fast and I'm left with some of the most beautiful magnets I've ever had.

I'll be adding some to my store very soon.




6 comments:

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I love these! I have a bunch on my fridge and I arranged them in a sparkly wreath yesterday. It made me smile at breakfast!

vintageindie said...

This is a fun project!

Suzanne in TX said...

This is a fantastic and easy idea! Off to make some today!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Amanda said...

Love this idea! I am going to make some this weekend and share it on my blog (linking to you of course).m

glenna said...

Thanks for sharing this idea. My fridge is going to get new magnets!

The Fab Miss B said...

Beautiful!