Friday, May 14, 2010

Jewelry Dilemma

So, we had a yard sale this past weekend. My mom was going to be in town, so she said that she would bring up my Grandma's old jewelry so that we could put it in the garage sale. I was in a rush, but I quickly opened the "jewelry box" and found countless clip-on earrings inside.
Seriously... how could I sell those awesome earrings? My grandma didn't have a lot of money so they aren't expensive real jewels, but they are totally cool, vintage clip-on earrings, nevertheless.

I even found a pendant in there from when my Grandma was the fire chief of the first all women's fire department in her small town of Kanarraville, UT. That thing is priceless... not garage sale material.

So, here is where I need your help!!! What do I do with all of these earrings??? Do I just stick them in my cedar chest and pull them out to look at every few years? Or do I make something out of them? And what do I make? Please leave a comment and give me suggestions!!!

This is my grandma's so called "jewelry box." I for sure know what to do with that! It holds 12x12 paper. I've been wanting something to organize my scraps.... yeah! I think this will work.



  1. You could try to pull the back of the earring off and reattach the cute part to a bobby pin. My friend just did that with some vintage earrings she found at a yardsale. They're so cute.

  2. WEAR THEM! I'd totally wear them. Vintage stuff is SO in right now. No one would look at you twice for going out in public in them. Or, if you have or are planning on having a little girl they'd be PERFECT for tea parties. When my cousins and I were kids we'd go to yard sales and flea markets looking for old clip on ear rings, necklaces, and bracelets to wear for our tea parties. I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to do that with her.
    I know those are just the practical every day things you could do with those. I'm sure there are crafty things that can be done.
    But whatever you do I would not get rid of them. Those are priceless keepsakes.

  3. You can't find clip on earrings like that anymore. I have a box that I let my girls play with on special occasions - they love it. Keep them around for Legacy. You will be the coolest aunt ever.

  4. I'm so glad you didn't yard sale them. I would make them into hair clips, and if you don't want them I'll totally take them off your hand:)

  5. Have you considered doing a shadow box kind of thing with the pendant, some of the earrings, photos, and maybe newspaper clippings and other memorabilia from grandma? That will give you a chance to show them rather than have them salted away for the occasional viewing.

  6. Hi- I don't know how old this post is, but I took the backs off my grandma's earrings and attached rare earth magnets. I use them on a magnet wall in my studio & on the fridge. I hope you're enjoying them!