15 Amazing Ways to Repurpose Old and Broken Jewelry

Updated: Jan 7

DIY upcycled jewelry crafts | Upcycled Jewelry | Recycle Old Jewelry


It's cluttering up your jewelry box. It's stashed away in a biscuit tin under the bed. It's taking up precious space on your dresser because one day, "you're gonna fix it".

It's your old and broken jewelry. What the heck should you do with it? It's too pretty to toss and some of it has sentimental value so now what?

Give it a new life! Come check out these 15 incredibly unique ways to upcycle your old jewelry.

Create stylish shoe clips from earrings, by Honestly WTF.


Decorate a plain glass vase with broken bangles, project by Fashion Lady.


Turn many necklaces into one big gorgeous statement necklace, by Felt Magnet.


Deck out a headband with brooches and earrings.

There is no tutorial for this. This image is from Dolce & Gabbana at Milan Fashion Week Spring 2018, and I found it on Pinterest.


Revamp old bangles with fabric and jewelry bits, by Sadie Seasongoods


Update the jewelry you're just plain bored of with paint, by Save and Splurge.


Give your fridge the royal treatment by adding magnets to the back of old brooches, by What Meegan Makes.


This perfectly kitschy vintage brooch topiary would look awesome in your home or for a fun quirky wedding! By Jennifer Perkins.


Make your own deliciously gaudy cocktail rings, by I Am Style-ish.


A necklace can turn a plain clutch into a work of art, by Miss Kris.


Turn your grandmother's old jewelry into a stunning and meaningful bouquet. Put your creation in a vase after the wedding and admire it for years! By DIY Network.


When a necklace is reborn as a headband, good things will happen! Perfect for daily wear, prom, weddings, and much more! By DIYs.com


Unleash your creative side and use up that whole tin of jewelry by creating a stunning piece of art. By Retro Renovation. 


How cute are these bobby pins? The perfect way to repurpose unwanted earrings. By The Crafted Life.


Create fabulous ornaments for Christmas trees and parties from pieces of your broken jewelry. By The Spruce Crafts.

Which project is your favorite? Let me know in a comment below!



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