Recycle your unused jewelry and create new Family Heirlooms

By admin
November 18, 2014

These earrings were crafted for a bride from her late father’s cufflinks and given to her by her mother on the eve of her wedding. They were created at B Fine Art Jewelry in Ridgeland.

Do you have a drawer or old jewelry box filled with discarded pieces that you no longer wear? Have you ever thought about recycling your old bracelets, pins, earrings or chains to new glory as more contemporary pieces that will be treasured for years to come? Almost any piece of jewelry can be transformed into something entirely new, while still maintaining its sentimental value. And, recycled jewelry makes a perfect gift for a special family member or friend. You keep a memory alive and create something new that someone will love and enjoy wearing every day.

Another way to reuse jewelry that has seen better days is to disassemble it and combine it with other pieces. You might have beads from an old necklace that would be a great addition to another necklace, bracelet or earrings. Or, you can use unique elements from disassembled jewelry to jazz up vases, picture frames or trinket boxes – also great ideas for holiday gifts with lasting meaning.

The ways you can recycle old jewelry are limited only by your own creativity. Don’t let your old jewelry go to waste by allowing it to collect dust. Find ways to re-jewel-vinate your family heirlooms and give new life to forgotten pieces with cherished memories.

Some excellent examples of recycled family treasures are shown left. Well-Being staff members shared pieces that were recycled from special family heirlooms.

This bracelet was created from a maternal grandmother’s maple leaf pin that had been a gift from her son in 1960 and antique diaper pins. 

The bracelet with sapphires was created from an antique bar pin that belonged to a maternal great grandmother and is believed to have been purchased in the early 1900s.

The bracelet with the diamond settings also was created from a bar pin that had been given to the mother-in-law of one of our staff members by her grandmother, who was born in 1894.

All bracelets were made by Randy Walker.

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