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.
I 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.
The 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.
The 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.
Once 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!