Take apart several pieces of old jewelry, and combine them to create recycled jewels craft pins -- a great way to make the most of your costume jewelry collection.
What You'll Need:
- Old costume jewelry (or buy rhinestones and other faux gems at a craft store)
- Jewelry glue (for plastic and metal)
- Plastic coffee can lids
- Metal barrettes or brooch pins
Step One: Gather some old costume jewelry. Take apart the rhinestones, beads, and pearls. Cut a circle or a unique shape from a plastic coffee can lid. Arrange your "jewels" in a new jewelry design.
Step Two: Glue them to the plastic base, covering the whole piece. Glue a metal barrette or brooch pin to the back of the jewelry base. Let the glue set.
Now take all your knowledge about brooch-making and create a new craft from old buttons. See the next page for instructions on how to make cute button bouquet brooches.