We’re the kind of upcycling loving crafters who hate throwing just about anything out. Even if something broken or unwearable, you’ll still catch us staring at it and trying to think of ways to make use of the pieces. This is especially true with broken jewelry because it breaks our hears to toss out something so pretty! That’s why we’ve been looking for new ways to upcycle broken jewelry whenever possible.
Just in case you love the idea of getting crafty with broken jewelry just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 fantastic ideas that will help you get started.
1. Jewelry heart canvas art
Do you have quite a number of broken jewelry pieces that don’t quite match, giving them an eclectic aesthetic when you gather them together, but that still look quite pleasing? Then it sounds like you have what you need to make something like this lovely canvas art heart featured on
2. Broken jewelry door wreath
Have you actually been collecting broken jewelry for years and you have a very large collection to work with? Then maybe you’d like to make more of a statement piece and create something like this fantastic jewelry laden door wreath!
3. Broken jewelry necklace holder
If you ask us, there’s something kind of poetic about the idea of turning broken jewelry into a decorative way to store the jewelry you can still wear. Check out how
4. DIY Shourouk inspired bracelet
What if we told you that you could turn your broken jewelry into a wholly new, wearable piece of jewelry? We liked the idea a lot as well! Thanks to this tutorial from
5. Jewelry piece embellished sandals
Are you very into the idea of continuing to wear the pieces of your broken jewelry indeed but you’d rather make something other than another jewelry based accessory? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how
6. DIY brooch fridge magnets
Sometimes all it takes to make something pretty is a bit of glue! We love the way
7. Jewelry Christmas tree canvas art
Just in case you loved the idea of making canvas art but you think you’d rather make a different image than just a simple art, here’s an idea for the holiday enthusiasts!
8. Jewelry piece embellished clutch
Here’s an option that we’ve actually made before at home and still use to this day! We love the way
9. Jewelry Christmas ball ornament
Were you quite intrigued indeed by the Christmas theme but the canvas art idea didn’t really interest you? In that case, we’d suggest taking a look at how
10. Costume jewelry earrings to cocktail rings
Do you have a small collection of big costume earrings that have broken posts or clamps or have lost their back, so you haven’t worn them in years? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how
11. Upcycled jewelry camera strap
Perhaps it’s a string of pearls you’re looking to give a new lease on life because the string has broken but you still managed to keep them all together? Well, if you’ve ever liked taking photos as much as you love wearing jewelry, then we think this fantastic pearled necklace camera strap project featured on
12. Vintage brooch drawer handles
Do you have a few pieces that are much larger than the rest that you’ve set aside because you’d like to do something a little more special with them? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at how
13. Jewelry and velour ribbon bookmarks
So long as you can get your hands on some velour ribbon and jewelry clamps, like you see in the photo, you’ve got just about everything you need to make these fantastic upcycled jewelry bookmarks!
14. Broken jewelry and key necklace pendant
Are you actually still thinking about the idea of turning your old jewelry into new accessories but you’re looking for something a little more crafty and unconventional than what you’ve seen so far? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how
Have you made other lovely looking projects and pieces with broken jewelry before that you were very happy with indeed but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section.