Repurposing Vintage Native American Clip Earrings – A Pendant Waiting to Happen

Clip earrings. They are a thing of the past ………. or are they? More and more we are seeing clip earrings in retro fashion photos.

And with repurposing being all the rage……..many of these little beauties can have second, third and fourth lives !!

Today I got playing around with all the clip earrings we got in an estate lot.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJust with the one omega necklace that I wore to work today, I came up with some really cool combinations.

Singles as pendants

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADoubles – Two of the same kind

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADoubles flanking the Merle House inlay pendant I wore to work today. Wow ! Radical.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd multi-mixtures.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThere are a couple of very neat things about this repurposing:

First of all, in the case of these vintage, New Old Stock sterling silver earrings, many are hallmarked and made very well.

Next, they are inexpensive. You get two “pendants” for a fraction of the cost of one.

Because you get two, you can use two in mix and match creations.

You can lose one and not cry because you will still have one pendant.

You can keep one and give one to your best friend.

You can wear one as a pendant and clip the other to your shirt collar, your jeans pocket or cuff.

Of course there are many other things to do with these nuggets of history. Several bloggers, much more crafty that I, have provided some ideas that require tools and glue, not for me, but here you go ! Paula

10 Reasons to Collect Clip on Earrings

Clipping on Some Style Around the House

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