Earrings into a necklace

This piece I finished a while back already but if I remember right I had not starting blogging yet. I still do want to share this with you since I love this necklace. I was asked to create a necklace from a pair of earrings that I was given. Underneath is a picture of one of the earring pieces.

Agate and lapis lazuli sterling silver necklaceI combined the earrings with some 18x13mm large faceted dyed blue agate with quartz beads. The stone in the earrings seem to be lapis lazuli but I can’t be sure.

Agate and lapis lazuli sterling silver necklaceThe earrings were ear studs so I sawed off the studs from the back and drilled holes at the both ends of the earrings. Then I just had to bring life back to the dulled silver by polishing them. After the earrings were ready I just attached the row of agates to the earrings. I used a sterling silver metal wire to string the agates and to get the stones to stay in the wanted arc.

Agate and lapis lazuli sterling silver necklace Agate and lapis lazuli sterling silver necklaceThe agates and the earring pieces were pretty  large so therefore I felt that the chain part could also pretty showy. I ddin’t want to create just a chain from 1.5mm wire or larger but decided use my favorite sized chain made from 0.8mm wire. I doubled the rings in the chain and put two rows of the chain together. I like the outcome. It is in balance with the front of the necklace.

Agate and lapis lazuli sterling silver necklaceOnce again I’m happy to see how to reuse old pieces of jewelry and I think the outcome is beautiful. There is always hope for the forgotten pieces!

– Alina

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