The Pin Junkie: Heart Necklace & Earring Set

Heart Necklace & Earring Set

Heart Necklace & Earring Set
Can you believe I made this pretty heart necklace and earring set from a thrift store shirt! 
 This transformation was surprisingly easy to do! 

Heart Necklace & Earring Set

Do you like shopping at thrift stores?  I know it's not for everyone, but I really enjoy it!  I don't usually buy anything, but I love looking around and finding odd and unusual things.  I really like thinking about how I can use items in different ways and during a recent shopping trip, I found this pretty shirt.  It was way too small and much too shear for me to wear, but I loved the beading on it.

thrift store shirt

I especially liked these hearts.  
I bought the shirt just for the beads and I decided to make some jewelry.

beaded shirt

The earrings were easy.
I just used some jump rings to connect the hearts to some earring wires. 

How to Make Heart Earrings

Next I made the necklace.  I cut different lengths of chain. . . .

jewelry making chains

 . . . and attached more hearts to the chains with jump rings.

How to Make A Heart Necklace

Then I attached the lengths of chain to a hoop and slid the hoop onto a necklace. 

Heart Necklace DIY

I thought about adding some beads to fancy things up a little,
but I like them just like this.

Heart Necklace & Earring Set

Are you a thrift store shopper?  What's the best thing you ever bought?


upcycled thrifted shirt



And . . .

. . . here's another easy jewelry tutorial!

martha stewart jewelry


The heart necklace was inspired by several pins on my Craft - Jewelry board
including this pin.


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33 comments:

  1. Wow! This is amazing - great job!!!

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  2. Oh this is my favorite kind of project, finding hidden treasures in the most unexpected place! Gorgeous jewelry set!

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  3. Very pretty jewelry. I can't believe you made it from beads from a thrifted shirt.

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  4. this is such a unique and fun idea!! brilliant! shared!! :)
    Jess @LiveRandomlySimple

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  5. Hi Bonnie! This is a great idea and a lovely set! Love all details!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  6. Really cute! I love hunting for treasures at thrift shops but almost never look at the clothing. Great find! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. I love thrift store shopping too. I used to buy a lot more, but over the last few years I've had to start being careful with how much I bring home! :)

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  7. So creative! Thanks for sharing this with us on the link up. Hope that you join us again in the future!

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  8. You are so creative! I never look at the clothes at thrift stores because they are never fit. Who knew there can be a great craft to be found in them! I just love the design of the necklace!

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  9. Yes I am addicted to thrift store shopping there is a lot of great stuff out there just waiting for a little TLC and inspiration. Your project is lovely.

    Cindy @ Upcycled Design Lab

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  10. That is a great way reuse! I love the necklace and earrings, so pretty.

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  11. This is so cute. :) Love how it turned out! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  12. How super clever! I never would have thought to make jewelry out of clothing embellishments! It all looks great!

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  13. Hi! Thanks for posting at the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. Your post has been pinned on the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

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  14. Wow, that's lovely. What an awesome use of a thrift store find. Thanks for sharing on the Spring Craft Blog Hop. Pinning and Tweeting.

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  15. Super Cute!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Pinned!! Come back again this week and share your stuff...I love having you!!

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  16. Amazing find! Love the styling of this jewelry set! It is really beautiful :)

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  17. Bonnie - that is just brilliant! Such a great way to use those cute little hearts!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  18. The necklace and earings are so pretty. What a great idea. Now I will be looking after beads and jewelry on clothes while I am shopping second-hand. Thank you for sharing!
    /Charlotte - My Green Nook

    Stopping by from Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop

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  19. That is beautiful!! I always see those types of blouses at the thrift store, but they are either missing buttons or ripped...now I can make something out of them!! I love it!! :)

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  20. Another fantastic idea Bonnie. I'm going to look at the embellishments on all our clothes a little differently now. Adding this one to the Valentine's Day round up.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

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  21. What a great post! Love it! Pinned and tweeted. We love to party with you, so I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. That would be so awesome.
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  22. Bonnie, this is awesome! Thanks for your tutorial. Pinning.

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  23. This is such a wonderful idea! Gotta love thrift store upcycling projects- that's my gig, too!! :) So many thanks for popping by Snickerdoodle Sunday with your latest make...hope to see you again this weekend!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

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  24. Hello beautiful! This looks so amazing. Beautiful. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party and we hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We can't wait to party with you! Happy Valentines' Day! Lou Lou Girls

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  25. This is just the sort of thing I would do if I'd found that shirt. Love it!

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  26. Wow, Bonnie! You are very creative! I love to shop at thrift stores, and I really want to learn to make jewelry. Thanks for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned!!

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  27. Bonnie, this was so highly viewed last week on our party, you are Most Viewed for the second week in a row! See you at the winner's circle!

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  28. Love this! How creative. I would have never thought to make jewelry from the hearts off a shirt. Thanks for the inspiration :).

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