Category Archives: Fashion

Making New!

I am the queen of losing earrings. Really, I am. That or I break them. I don’t know why it’s just something that I’m great at. About two years ago I started making my own jewelry. Mostly because I was bored and partly because I’ve also got some grand dream that I’ll have my own business one day. The problem is that I like doing so many things I lose focus. More on that another day… but jewelry! I learned jewelry was more for fun.

I found these earrings on sale at Target a few months back and adored them so I bought them as soon as I could! The other day I noticed that I was suddenly missing a hook to one of them so this weekend I finally fixed it.


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The first step is to buy some earring hooks. I had this pack I purchased a couple years ago in my craft box. I believe they are only a couple bucks and you can find them anywhere that sells jewelry (I bought mine at Michael’s)

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The first step is to take some needle nose pliers and VERY carefully open the small hoop (a jump ring) that is attached to the earring. Be careful that you don’t bend the earring as well!

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Then you’ll want to do the same for the new hook that you’re going to use. See that small ball and wrapped wire? Those typically butt up right to the hoop to prevent accidentally losing an earring when you’re wearing it in case you don’t close it back up all the way. I didn’t get a good picture but essentially you’ll just thread the earring on to your new hook and then use the pliers to carefully close it up again.

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Voila! It’s like earring are made new again.

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You can do this with any jewelry… bracelets and necklaces that lose lobster closures or jump rings can easily be fixed within minutes if you just keep some small rings and pliers on hand. Of course, anything real fancy and expensive should be taken to a quality jeweler that is trained and experienced so that you don’t ruin anything with value! These $4.99 Target earrings can handle a cheap hook 🙂 Also, I have really really sensitive skin and surprisingly these don’t tarnish or bother me. I’ll keep crossing my fingers on that!

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The perfect jacket!

When I was in Tampa, Donelle and I stopped at Old Navy. If you go into any Old Navy right now you will see that they have a huge sale going on right now! I was so excited to find a killer leather jacket on the clearance rack-only to find out it was not on clearance it was brand new! (insert sad face here!)

As we were walking around the store Donelle reminded me that I had a gift card at home for Old Navy! I was so exited I knew I could just go run and run to my local Old Navy the next day and get the jacket. So this morning I grab the husband and we drive over to Winter Garden Village and they are sold out!! How awful!mIt then became a hunt-after being on hold forever with Millenia Mall my husband called a different store and within 5 minutes they had one on hold for me! Yay!!

Since we were driving to Orlando we decided to stop at Lombardi’s Seafood Market! Another sad ending-they are usually open on Sundays but closed today for the new year!

We dragged ourselves home and got to enjoying the rest of our day. That included lounging on the couch and cleaning out the closet! More to come later!

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