She totally scored and got me a couple of small baggies full of vintage jewelry. My favorite pair of earrings were these, pictured on the right.
|vintage button earrings|
As soon as I saw them, I put them on. I forgot to take out my pierced studs I was already wearing. My earring and the clip of these vintage earrings got tangled up and stuck together. PANIC. I was so afraid that I was going to rip my earring right through my ear while Fermin was assisting my struggle to separate the two earrings.
Finally, I was free. But my ear was sore and I was just freaked out. When I tried to put the clip earrings back on, it sort of hurt. I'm not sure if it was just due to my "incident" with the earring entanglement, or if the clips were just painful (as they so often are), but I decided to repurpose these earrings so that I (or anyone else) never had to deal with those stupid clips again.
First,I snapped off the clips and filed them down. Then I noticed, either I had knocked the pearls loose, or they were already coming lose on their own. I decided to get out the handy E6000 I so often use for vintage jewelry repair to secure them down.
|jewelry repurposing and repair|
|adding a pretty little pearl...|