Guest Author - Cityrocka Perry
Though your grandmother may not have mentioned it, there’s a key to unlocking the mystery behind how to transform her fashion jewelry into high style. I’m almost sure that most of you have some; that jewelry box or worn Ziploc bag filled with the golden gems of your grandmother’s past. That’s right, this BellaOnline Fashion Jewelry editor has given you the perfect excuse to do so, with promises of treasures untold.
Grandma’s Fashion Jewelry – Far From Being Junk
The very first thing that you’ll want to do is dust off some of your Nana’s jewelry gems with the expectation that a little bit of elbow grease (using a gentle soft bristle toothbrush and some toothpaste) will go a long long way. Just know that the point of using this method will reveal itself in the SPARKLE. After all, it’s the only way that you can truly see what you have. I’ve used the same techniques in the past, and it works well on costume jewelry necklaces, fashion earrings, fashion jewelry bracelets, brooches, and fashion jewelry rings.
The Transformation Process - Making Old Jewelry Look New Again
Some of you will stop after you’ve cleaned your jewelry, excited about what you can now step out into the modern day world and wear. Others of you might want to do a little bit more. Your goal might be to re-purpose the jewelry and making it more now.
Here Are Some DIY Fashion Accessories Transformation Tips:
For Fashion Necklaces, like beads and pearls – How about combining them, grouping them by color? You could also try wrapping them several times around you wrist for a bracelet moment that’s worthy of a five star style review.
For Fashion Rings – I wouldn’t go overboard if it’s a large one. Wear it out as a cocktail ring, and paint your fingernails in the same color tone to give it an updated spin.
For Fashion Earrings - the majority of them were crafted as clip-ons, so go with attaching an earring each onto the front of a plain pair of shoes from your closet! Another fab idea is to use the like cuff-links in the sleeve of a plain button-down shirt. Everyone will think that it’s designer and that you paid a lot of money for it.
For Brooches – This one is my ultimate How-to fashion jewelry favorites. Clasp a cool brooch or two onto one of your existing necklaces (it can be short or long) and it instantly becomes an epic one of a kind statement necklace.
And there you have it. It’s officially done. Now who’s ready to get to it and transform Grandma’s jewelry into High Style?
Now Go. Do. Accessorize.