May 30, 2016

Trash To Treasure: How To Give An Old Pair of Earrings a New Life, Part 1

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Hey Lovelies!

Today I'll be showing you how to upgrade & recycle (Upcycle) a pair of old tarnished hoops into a brand new colorful pair. This is part one of a series I'll be calling Trash to Treasure, where I'll be showing you how I upgrade, repurpose, reuse, and recycle different items and give them a second life.

If you were familiar with my Etsy store, you may or may not remember a style I sold called the Devi Hoop aka the Goddess Hoop. I created the Devi Hoop for my clients (with brand new earrings, OBVS!) using the method I'm about to share with you as the first step in the process.

I'm sharing this method because it's actually a great way to bring new life to your favorite basic hoop earrings. Every girl has a pair! And if you don't, you need to get you some.

Now, if your hoops are genuine gold or silver please just go ahead and look into investing in a jewelry cleaner liquid/foam or a jewelry cleaning cloth to bring your babies back to life. However, if you have a relatively inexpensive pair of hoops that you can't bring yourself to throw away just yet, this could be an easy fix for you.

As I mentioned previously this is just the first step to creating the Devi Hoop, and I'll share the rest of the steps in future tutorials. If you are interested in other ways to embellish these hoops aside from the Devi hoop style, let me know in the comments below and I'll share those in a future tutorial as well.

  • Yarn in a color of your choice. You can find these at Michael's, Wal-Mart and other craft stores for the low low. Michael's always has a 2/$x sale on these. If you're in Barbados, Laurie Dash is where I purchased my yarn there.  
  • Scissors. As long as its sharp enough to cut you're good to go.
  • Hoop Earrings: You can get these from your local beauty supply store or anywhere that sells inexpensive costume jewelry. If you've got an old pair you've been hanging onto, you're all set. 

Protip: Size wise, I use #4 worsted yarn. You can use thinner yarn, embroidery thread, or hemp cord. The thinner your string, the longer the process will take, but the lighter (weight wise) your hoops will be. The thinner your earrings, the lighter they'll be in the end as well.

This DIY project is fun, simple and inexpensive. I mention in the video that Carnival and Cropover is coming up. These hoops are an easy way to rep your colors, or wear something that coordinates closely with your costume for Mas or Jouvert. You'll find this especially true when I drop part 2 of this tutorial.

Enjoy for now! and tag me on IG @LaNomRah if you try this DIY Trash to Treasure project. Stay tuned for part two!


Itiel said...

Totally enjoyed all the vibes in this video. Love how you are repurposing your creativity. Thank you.

La NomRah Designs said...

Thanks for watching!

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