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More One of a Kind Bracelets from Repurposed Vintage Jewelry!

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More One of a Kind Bracelets from Repurposed Vintage Jewelry!
Hand Made Bracelet Selection

One of a Kind Vintage Bracelet from Tons of Treasures

Custom Yellow Rhinestone Bracelet

OOAK Bracelet made from Vintage Jewelry

Purple Bracelet with Cameo by Tons of Treasures

OOAK Bracelet made from Vintage Jewelry by Tons of Treasures

one of a Kind Green Rhinestone Bracelet

OOAK Bracelet made from Vintage Jewelry by Tons of Treasures Commissioned Pieces Available!

OOAK Bracelet in Coral Colors with Cameo

OOAK Bracelet made from Vintage Jewelry by Tons of Treasures Commissioned Pieces Available!

One of a Kind Rhinestone Bracelet with Green Rivoli

OOAK Bracelet made from Vintage Jewelry by Tons of Treasures Commissioned Pieces Available!

Latest Creations of One of a Kind Bracelets at Tons of Treasures

Assortment of OOAK Bracelets made from Vintage Jewelry by Tons of Treasures Commissioned Pieces Available!

A Few of my more creative moments resulted in these great bracelets! These and a few more are now available in the shop! … Oh, and YES, custom pieces are available.  Your vintage jewelry can be repurposed into a One of a Kind bracelet… just send a message for details!

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Vintage Bracelets from Vintage Jewelry ~ I Just Had to Make My Own! (Tutorial Included)

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Vintage Bracelets from Vintage Jewelry ~ I Just Had to Make My Own! (Tutorial Included)

I Love vintage Jewelry and sell an awful lot of brooches. Many of the pieces that are in the collection have coordinating earrings (clip-on earrings) and they are all great pieces of craftsmanship. Well, many thanks to my friend, Jenifer, for the inspiration and encouragement that led me to finally make these bracelets. I am relieved to say that they actually turned out as good as I had hoped, maybe even better!

Brief Tutorial for making bracelets from vintage earrings:

Supplies: Variety of small brooches and large earrings (OK to use broken pieces here, since the backs are to be removed anyway)
Bracelet Blanks (these are available locally from the Bead Station in Laguna Niguel)

bracelet blanks available locally at the Bead Station in Laguna Niguel

DIY Vintage Earrings turned into Retro Bracelet TUTORIAL!


2-part clear epoxy
sand paper
saran wrap or silicone mat
Sorted vintage earrings and brooches for repurposing

DIY Vintage Earrings turned into Retro Bracelet TUTORIAL!

Process: Sort out your jewelry pieces (mine are sorted by metal & stone colors)
Select a combination of pieces that will work with one of your bracelet blanks ie: blue
stones with silver colored settings to use on a silver colored bracelet blank.

Remove pin backs and earring backs from jewelry pieces

Sand backs to smooth (I also sanded the bracelet blanks to give the glue more bite)

Use a Covered Board to Work on

DIY Vintage Earrings turned into Retro Bracelet TUTORIAL!


Line up the exact order of the jewelry pieces and the bracelet blank on a saran wrap covered board

Mix the 2-part epoxy and mount the jewelry pieces on the bracelet blank (make sure that the right
side is “up” on the bracelet blank) It will set-up in 5 minutes

Blue Repurposed Earring Bracelet

DIY Vintage Earrings turned into Retro Bracelet TUTORIAL!

Gray Repurposed Earring Bfracelet

DIY Vintage Earrings turned into Retro Bracelet TUTORIAL!

Pink Repurposed Earring Bracelet

DIY Vintage Earrings turned into Retro Bracelet TUTORIAL!

Gold Repurposed Earring Bfracelet

DIY Vintage Earrings turned into Retro Bracelet TUTORIAL!

Green Repurposed Earring Bracelet

DIY Vintage Earrings turned into Retro Bracelet TUTORIAL!


First 6 bracelets – many more to come!
Retro Bracelet from Vintage Earrings

DIY Vintage Earrings and Brooches turned into Retro Bracelet Free DIY TUTORIAL!

Allow to cure 24 hours ~ That’s it!

The first half dozen are destined to go into the shop tomorrow ~ Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel!

More Vintage Jewelry & Rhinestone Brooches

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We have an accumulation of Great Jewelry Finds from Local Estates and have just brought them into the shop this week! There are Signed Pieces by Weiss, Coro, Trifari and Ciner as well as many other really nice pieces.

Ciner Sword Pin with Rhinestones and Cabochons at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

Ciner Sword Pin with Rhinestones and Cabochons at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

Ciner Jewelry

Ciner Sword at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

Aurora Borealis Stones in Vintage Brooch at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

Aurora Borealis Stones in Vintage Brooch at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

Large Green Brooch

Large Green Rhinestone Brooch at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

Flower Pin

Vintage Satin Gold Tone Flower Pin with Large Green Center Stone at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

Sterling Cross

Vintage Catholic Sterling Silver Cross at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

OTC Tree Pin

Vintage Patriotic Christmas Tree Pin by OTC at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

Swarovski Dragon Fly

Swarovski Dragon Fly Brooch at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

Retro Pin

Retro Brooch with White and Amber at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

Weiss Strawberry Pin

Gorgeous Strawberry Pin by Weiss at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

Four Leaf Clover Brooch

Classic Styling of Vintage Four Leaf Clover Pin for Good Luck – complete with Faux Pearls and Rhinestones at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

Stylized Rhinestone Flower Pin with Rhinestones at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

Stylized Rhinestone Flower Pin with Rhinestones at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

St PAtrick's Day Harp Pin

Gorgeous Rhinestone Harp Pin at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

Rhinestone Brooch

Retro Bar Pin with Loads of Rhinestones at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

Weiss Christmas Tree

Asymmetrical Christmas Tree by Weiss at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

Schreiner of New York Brooch

Schreiner of New York Green Rhinestone Berry Pin at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel

The BEST of the BEST from my collection of Vintage Christmas Tree Brooches!

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The BEST of the BEST from my collection of Vintage Christmas Tree Brooches!

Eisenberg Ice, Swarovski Crystal, and Weiss Christmas Brooches

are the best pieces in this collection:

Eisenberg Ice, Swarovski, Weiss

Sneak Peak… the Best of the Best Christmas Brooches. Eisenberg Ice, Swarovski Crystal, & Weiss! Lots more Christmas Pins & Brooches now at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel. Stop by and Bring a Friend!

Individual Pictures Follow These may till be dusty from years of storage):
Eisenberg Ice in Traditional Gold with Red & Green:

Eisenberg Ice purple christmas tree brooch

Eisenberg Ice Christmas tree in white rhinestones with purple marquis cut rhinestones

eisenberg ice tree

Eisenberg Ice Christmas tree in white rhinestones with red and green marquis cut rhinestones

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Vintage Finds for September

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Vintage Finds for September

September brings to mind Back to School, Football, and best of all, a Change in Weather!  IMG_1205 IMG_1206 IMG_1176

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Store Front Display of World Globes

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Southern California has a mild change, but we appreciate is, just the same!  Time to change up the display in the shop and feature some new and unusual Treasures added to our shop lately!  Check them out~

One of a Kind Anthropologie Type Bracelet

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Vintage & Rhinestone Pins & Brooches

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Vintage Rhinestone Pins with Blue Rhinestones & Pearls

Vintage Rhinestone Pins with Blue Rhinestones & Pearls

Vintage Pink Rhinestone Pins

Vintage Pink Rhinestone Pins

vintage faux pearl pins

vintage faux pearl pins

vintage pins

vintage pins

vintage pins in gold tone

vintage pins in gold tone

Cherub brooch measures approx. 3.5" x 2.75"

Cherub brooch measures approx. 3.5″ x 2.75″

Vintage Owl Fur Pin Sweet Rhinestone Pin Beautiful Vintage Brooch ~ Maltese Cross by ART IMG_1315 Vintage Austrian Crystal Brooch Vintage Boroch Assortment ~ Just a few from the Large Assortment at Tons of Treasures in Laguna Niguel Tons of Treasures Collection of Vintage Brooches IMG_1323 Vintage Poodle Pin

assorted animal scatter pins

assorted animal scatter pins

enameled tiger pin with rhinestones

enameled tiger pin with rhinestones

Vintage & Rhinestone Pins & Brooches

Wonderful Collection of Vintage Rhinestone Jewelry. Some Signed Pieces including: Weiss, ART, Germany, Japan, Austria, JJ, Monet, & More!