Upcycled and Repurposed DIY Jewelry Projects

Upcycled and Repurposed DIY Jewelry Projects

Designing and creating my own one-of-a-kind jewelry from any number of vintage or thrifted items is one of my favorite pastimes. In fact, I can’t even recall the last time I bought costume jewelry at a big box store! I love the feeling of wearing something unusual and unique…and my DIY accessories are such mood lifters from the compliments I receive. So I decided to dig through the Sadie archives and round up 10 of my all-time favorite upcycled jewelry projects to hopefully spark your creative imagination! This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

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“Coined” Metal Button Jewelry

“Coined” Metal Button Jewelry

When I was a little girl, I loved looking through my mother’s jewelry box. In fact, I still enjoy doing that whenever I visit! I clearly remember one of my favorite pieces of hers- it was a bracelet made of layered old coins, sandwiched between two chains. I had also been a quasi-coin collector as a kid, so the bracelet really struck my fancy.

As I reminisced about my mom’s old bracelet, I stumbled across an artisan who has created a gorgeous line of jewelry using smashed metal buttons…which, ironically, resemble old coins! So I give her all the credit for this amazing DIY idea- an idea I instantly fell in love with.

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