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.


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

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

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

  4. 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

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

    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! :)

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

  7. 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!

  8. 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

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

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

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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!!

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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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!! :)

  19. 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

  20. 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

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

  22. 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)

  23. 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

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

  25. 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!!

  26. 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!

  27. 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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