Friday, August 28, 2015

Jeweled Corsage Bracelets

I've been playing with my stash of vintage clip-on earrings again.  This is the way I like to play when it's too hot in the garage for working on messy projects.  Just give me some AC and a pile of shiny treasures and I'm good to go!
Jeweled Corsage Bracelets
I gathered several of the old watches I've been hoarding and paired them up with one of my other obsessions: vintage clip-on earrings.


repurposed lamp jewelry display trash to treasure
Remember these bracelet displays I showed you a few weeks ago?  You can click here to see how I used a rusty old gear, vintage lamp, lace, burlap, and rhinestones to give them an updated look.  They'll be making their debut at my next vintage show in a few weeks, so they can't show up naked like this.

upcycled wrist watches jeweled bracelets
Most of the watches I find are either empty or broken, so the first thing I do is remove the back and try to pop out the glass, but it rarely comes out without a fight. If the glass is flat, I don't bother removing it because the filigree or earring can be glued directly on top. My professional way of removing the glass is to cover it and smack it with a hammer. Don't laugh, it works!

vintage earring and wrist watch bracelets repurposed jewelery
Sometimes I'll use a decorative filigree between the watch and earring.....

repurposed watches and vintage earring bracelets
.....and sometimes I'll attach the earring directly to the watch.

repurposed vintage clip on earrings bracelets
I like using stretch bands because they fit just about any size wrist.

vintage earring and wrist watch bracelets
They're no longer reliable for telling time, but they sure look a lot prettier now!

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43 comments:

  1. Beautiful! What a wonderful upcycle!

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  2. Really pretty and how creative

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  3. Great work and they are beautiful.

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  4. Always one step ahead of all the rest, very clever. I might even see a watch band I recognize in there.

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  5. I'm not sure how to squeal in a comment....but that's what I'm doing! How precious these are! Everyone will LOVE them! Enjoy your weekend! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  6. These are really cool! I think I could find watches but not too many clip earrings. Do you find them at estate sales?

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    1. I find them at estate sales, antique stores, flea markets...my radar is always on.

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  7. Love these bracelets! You won't have them long as they will sell fast.
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  8. Love these and love your blog! Thank you for the inspirations!!!

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  9. Love both your bracelets and bracelet display-great ideas!

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  10. Another amazing re-purpose and these are going to sell like hot cakes!

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  11. Pretty pretty! Shiny shiny! I love them, Betsy!

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  12. OMGosh!! I'm in love--I've got some watch bands, got some earrings--hoping you're flattered by my every intention of copying your idea, Betsy :)

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  13. These are so cute, Betsy! Very fun! My dad was a clock and watch collector, and my mom has been gathering watch parts for me to play with...

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  14. They are so pretty and with the stretch bands really practical. No fumbling around with a closure. I'm sure they will sell very well.
    Have a great weekend, Betsy!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous and what a fantastic upcyle idea to rescue the unwanted watches and clip earrings!

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  16. Betsy, these are so pretty and I LOVE how you use things others would just discard and make them stunning again!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  17. Love these! I have two wristwatches of my mom's as well as her vintage earrings. May I ask what kind of glue you use that holds them together? I'd love to make this for my granddaughter.

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    1. Thank you, Joan. I use E6000 for all my jewelry.

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  18. Betsy,
    These are just fabulous. I love that you used old vintage watch bands with the vintage clip on earrings. Very clever and such a statement piece. Very unique and beautiful.
    Kris

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  19. These are so elegant and lovely, Betsy. What a great idea! I may have to try this one -- I know I have a few earrings that have lost their friends and definitely a watchband or two that long ago gave up the ghost. What a wonderful way to combine them and make a very personal bracelet.

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  20. Betsy, these are absolutely brilliant. I have a small box of clip-on earrings inherited from my mother and grandmother and I never thought that there was a way for me to use them.
    Amalia
    xo

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  21. These are just beautiful and so creative! That's a great way to recycle!!!

    Tania

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  22. your blog is first and foremost my favorite. your creativity and artistry is a delight. thank you for sharing.

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  23. Betsy, a terrific idea ! And the answer to one of my questions...what to do with my mom's watches and clip-ons. I hated to get rid of them after she died. I love this idea and will now be on the lookout for other stretchy watches at garage sales! Thanks for the inspiration !!

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  24. Absolutely too cute, and what a fabulous use of the watch bands. You've put some real beauties together! Missed your post on the holders...looks like you're all "geared" up to "shine" at the next vintage show. Have a lovely week ~ Mickie

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  25. Betsy, I love these beautiful bracelets. The one with the aqua color stones is my favorite. I see it isn't listed in your Etsy shop or it has already sold. Now I'm on the hunt for an old watch or two.

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  26. Where do you come up with these ideas? In your sleep!?! Pretty clever. Not sure if I could wear one..... I always wear my watch up-side-down. Face on the inside of my wrist. It might feel funny to wear the "face" on the outside. :) Absolutely Amazing!!!!

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  27. Love, love, love these bracelets...they are so pretty!!
    ~Cindy

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  28. You hit it out of the park yet again! You are truly an inspiration.

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  29. Betsy, I love them! You are so creative. I actually have a vintage bracelet that has an expandable band and a doodad on it. I will have to dig it out and send a photo. Yours are cuter than my vintage one.

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  30. I am curious how many hours a day you spend making all of your creations. You just seem to pump out so many wonderful things.

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  31. We are kindred spirits... I have a cache of old watch parts and even more vintage earrings! Great repurposing inspiration!

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  32. OMG!! These are stunning!!
    Thanks for dropping by!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  33. These are so pretty! Really a clever idea that looks so nice. My daughter would love to see this post. She's off at college now, so I'll have to write myself a note.
    Thanks for hosting the party. Glad to be back in the loop.

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  34. Betsy,
    These are just so darn CUTE!!! You always inspire me with all your neat ideas and thank you for sharing them at my party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  35. These are amazing - so sparkly and pretty! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  36. I just love your creativity Betsy! You are truly inspiring. I have a few stretchy watch bands that I was going to sell as is to someone who does jewelry. Let me know if you'd like them, and they're yours. They are just the bands, no face. ;) Have a great week!

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  37. How did I miss this post???? These bracelets are great!!! Love the bling and the way you have brought old watchbands and old earrings back to life! Awesome!!!

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