Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Clipped Becomes Pierced

Diane, my friend from A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words hosts a meme called Second Time Around Tuesday. If you have something to share, join in by clicking on her link.

I showed you these clip-on earrings along with the matching pin last January, and mentioned that my fifteen-year-old granddaughter, Jenna, loves to rummage through my jewelry box and try things on. Elizabeth commented that I should convert the earrings into pierced and give them to Jenna.



I goggled "beads" and found this lovely shop close by--All About Beads & Crystals. I loved looking through their web site. I phoned Jenna and made a date for her, Johnny, and me. Of course, I took my camera along, and fortunately, Sara (the young lady working) didn't mind my taking pictures. Look how gorgeous she is--no wonder she doesn't mind!

She got right to work, snipped off the backs, got out some glue and the findings--pieces for the new backs.


Within a couple of minutes, she was finished! Here's a shot with the pin.


Of course, I gave Jenna the matching pin. She was so appreciative. It's amazing how easy it is to please someone we love. We went to Chili's afterwards for dinner. Thank you, Elizabeth for the wonderful suggestion! It cost 25¢.



56 comments:

Chris said...

Sal, that was so sweet of you to do that. I had no idea you could change them.

Hugs,
Chris

Patty said...

What a nice present for Jenna! A few years ago, I did the same thing with some earrings I found in my grandmother's jewelry box. You're making me want to get them out now and maybe become a Vintage Thingies Thursday post one week.

April said...

First of all, you DO have a beautiful granddaughter! Secondly, I would never have thought you could turn clip-on earrings into pierced ones, particularly for such a low price! I bet she was thrilled! Hmmm...makes me want to rummage through some of my things!

artis1111 said...

I use to have one like that!!!!Kathy

Eleanor said...

Hey, that savage chicken in your sidebar is unkind! (Maybe that is why some of my friends haven't read 'me' yet!) Lovely fun trip to make your earring. I love the beautiful young lady engrossed in her work in the shop!

Eleanor said...

PS from Eleanor. Forgive me my bad blog manners - you had to discover your Award as a Serious Scribbler and I did not do you the courtesy of letting you know. Been under serious pressure during the last week and never got to all the Prize winners. Then I couldn't remember whom I had contacted and I still needed to visit!

Judith said...

what a wonderful idea and more so when you can watch them being transformed - Judith

Bo said...

Hi Sally...I wonder how much vintage jewelry just sits forgotten in boxes because people don't realize it can be transformed? I learned something today...Thank you, ;-) Bo

Shelia said...

You are certainly one granddaughter pleaser! How sweet to do this for her! I didn't think you could anything done for 25 cents anymore!
You're entered.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Chris said...

Hi Sal, me again. You asked about the slide. I think just go to my blog, click on the make your own tab, that should take you to the web site. You will have to register, then there are lots of frames to choose from, sizes, colors, etc. Then just find where it says browse and upload your awards from where ever you save them, type the text you want and hit save. You will have to send it to your blog the first time, but after that, when you hit save , it will automatically upload to your blog. Now this is how I do it, there may be another way. If you have any questions, let me know. Cause this may not make sense to you.LOL

Hugs,
Chris

bj said...

Oh, Sweet Sally...you have to be the sweetest and cutest grandma in the whole wide world!!
I love ya,
bj

squawmama said...

Good Morning Sally, Wow how wonderful that you had that done for your grand daughter... A fun day for all of you too... She looks like such a darling girl... I am sure there will be a ton of bloggers going thru their old jewelry seeing what they can have transformed now... LOL LOL

HUGS,
Donna

Southern Lady said...

How pretty, Sally ... and what a great idea. I've never thought about having clip-ons converted. I'm going to raid my box of old jewelry and see if I have anything worthy of converting to pierced.

Great post!

Sincerely,

Janie

ann said...

That truly is a 2nd time around.Wonderful post.it gies to show you just how we can use almost ANYTHING in this meme....Ann

Sherri S said...

What an awesome transformation and a wonderful gift. I'd never thought about having it changed from clip before!

♥ Kathy said...

That is awesome Sally! I didn't know you could change from clip on to pierced! And they're pretty earrings too :)

marty39 said...

What a great thing to do. I didn't know you could have them changed. Your granddaughter is just gorgeous and I'm sure she had fun and will wear them everywhere. Sounds like a super day. Hugs, Marty

pammiejo said...

Great idea - I too didn't realize you could change out earrings like that! Thanks for dropping by my blog. I like reading your book reviews as well. PAM

Knitty said...

Good idea and a great price on Sara's labor.

Mrs. B. Silly said...

How wonderful. Everything old is new again! I hope that Jenna's own daughter or grand daughter will someday covet those earrings and she can tell her the store of how they came to her.

Darlene said...

How neat for her to just change them to pierced! She is going to enjoy wearing those.♥ Happy Tuesday!

Candy said...

Too cute! Happy little pink flowers that will see the light of day again. Fun story and Chili's--one of my favs.
Happy Tues, Candy

Needled Mom said...

BOTH of those gals are beautiful!!! I love the idea of making the earrings pierced.

ellen b said...

What a great idea. Your Jenna is such a cutie!

Charli and me said...

What a great post Sally! Jenna will remember her day with you forever.

Barbara H. said...

What a neat idea! I had no idea they could be converted so easily.

tammy said...

What a great idea!!

jeanne said...

Sally, I love what you did for your granddaughter. This will be a lifelong memory for her. They turned out so pretty. Your gd will wear them with love for her grandparents always.

Hugs...Jeanne

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Sally, what a nice grandma you are! I use to have a pin and earrings to match that looked just like that only in yellow, it was in the 70's! LOL
Love, Ann

Raggedy Girl said...

I didn't even know you could do that. Thank you so much.

Have a Terrific Tuesday
from Roberta Anne

xinex said...

Nice to know that it can be done, Sal. I am sure Jenna was so pleased! They're beautiful!..Christine

Happy To Be said...

Oh Sally how special of you to do that for your Grand daughter..and the best part is onlt .25 cents but the gift is just PRICELESS girl..and I love chili for there ribs...oh boy I am hungry now!! hope you have a great day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Clif said...

I love this kind of story. I guess I like it because it is true. I know that you have a special interest in Christian fiction. I read a little fiction--but not too much. Your story is true and heart warming.
Thanks for posting this.

claudie said...

We also have a fabulous bead store here in Ottawa. It's called Sassy Bead Co. When Brittany was young we would make special trips and come out with some very cool jewels. It was even more special because we made them. It's nice to see a beautiful smiling face that appreciates her grandparents so much.
BTW You did see Sheba in my Monday post. I put her little face out there because I wanted everyone to say hi. Cats on Tuesday is usually viewed by the cat blogging community. It was nice to see your comment Sally. Sheba is very quiet today...they say they do that before giving birth. She has a vet appointment tomorrow. I'm hoping she's ok
Love Claudie
xo

~♥~ Monica S said...

Hm! I had never thought about that!! My grandmothers had alot of those clip-on earrings.. (wonder where they are??)
They look lovely! No wonder she's happy!

Monica

nikkicrumpet said...

You are such a sweetheart to do that for her. And I'm sure everytime she wears them she'll think of you...and smile!

Neas Nuttiness said...

What a happy smile!

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

What a sweet idea!
Diane

Carla said...

Too cool!

Susie Q said...

What a sweet idea and something that she will always treasure! she will have the memory of the day with you as well...what is more precious than that!?

Love,
Sue

Judi said...

Hi Sally
What a great idea and how special you gave them to Jenna too. They are lovely. I was thinking you could do the same thing too.

Great idea.
Thank you for sharing.
have a lovely evening
Judi

Dawn said...

I never would have thought you could do that! What a great idea! I hope they become a treasure for years to come.

take care,
Dawn

Marie said...

sally
it is the little things that mean the most. your grand daughter will save them and some day blog about them on pink saturday.
marie

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Sally,
Your granddaughter is adorable! I'm like lots of your other visitors...I didn't know you could convert these to pierced earrings!

Thanks so much for linking to 2nd Time Around!

Diane

Anne said...

Hi Smiling Sally...thank you for visiting me over on Peek-A-Boo Street! It's always nice to hear from new folks. I'm new to your blog but I'm assuming that the blonde girl is your grandaugter, Jenna. I think that she is much prettier than Sara the retailer. In my opinion. =)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Sally, I had no idea that you could change clip-on earrings to ones for pierced ears. That's neat to know--since I have a ton of my mother's clip ons!!!!

Your granddaughter is so pretty. That was nice of you to give her that set..

What a great post.
Thanks.
Hugs,
Betsy

Becky said...

They are cute! My oldest daughter loves wearing clip ons but is terrified of getting her ears pierced. I really love those retro flowers.

Jen r. said...

What a great idea! I didn't know you could do that!

Cathy said...

Your granddaughter is beautiful, Sally. I know she appreciates all you do for her.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Sally, these turned out so well, and what a great idea! No wonder your grandaughter loves them, they are super cute! ...and I am sure a treasure because of the giver! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

Elizabeth said...

WOW! I didn't think it would be that inexpensive! I'm thinkin' that if Jenna ever gets tired of them I should get them!
I'm so glad you followed through and told everyone about it. We all have the clip or screw-on earrings that never get worn and now people will see how easy it is to convert them!

Elizabeth said...

You can do this w/ cuff links, too, but stronger pliers to cut off the posts might be needed.

Susie Mitchell said...

Hi Sally...I've been looking at all the 2nd time around stories...and this is my favorite so far. I remember having a pin and earring set like that...it's been a lifetime ago, I'm sure! Thank you for sharing the story.
Blessings, Susie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Such a great idea! And what a treasure for her to keep. laurie

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

What a special thing to do. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Elizabeth

char72 said...

This is so neat. I've heard of converting people but never earrings. lol
Charlotte