This pair of earrings is one of my favorites – but after one of the charms lost its mother-of-pearl inlay, the set became unwearable.
Using the charm as inspiration, I selected a sterling silver heart link base strand, and a gunmetal filigree insert strand to construct a necklace.
You can use any of our 10″ base strands to attach your own charms, pendants or embellishments. This may be worn as an anklet, or – as explained in the next step – it may be combined with an insert strand to create a necklace.
After attaching the charm, connect your insert strand. Secure your design in the back with a detachable hook-up style clasp.
Now my unwearable earrings have a new life as a Chain Reactions custom necklace!
This earring was also broken. I used pliers to detach the intact charm from the earring hook piece. You may need to add a jump ring to make your charm sit perfectly in your necklace.
Again, simply attach the new charm to a base strand.
Next, layer on your favorite insert strand. Here, I have selected a white pearl insert strand to match the opalescent charm.
You can mix and match elements to achieve the best match in texture, color and style.