Simple DIY: Necklace Pendants Turned Brooches

Do you have necklaces that you rarely wear and too much time on your hands? Here's an easy DIY idea that even the clumsiest of non-crafters can do: Remove the chains and turn the pretty pendant components into brooches. All you need are pin backs (available at craft stores), Krazy glue, and pliers (they make removing chains and jump rings much easier). And presto! Suddenly necklaces that never see the light of day become brooches that add the perfect finishing touch to blazers, sweaters, and coats.

Have you attempted a DIY project recently? Are you crafty or clumsy? Do share in the comments.


  1. lise, it's interesting. i have to try some. old necklaces look fab on being pin..
    thanks for sharing DIY tips..


  2. Great idea. I will definitely keep this in mind. I haven't attempted any DIY lately which is sad!

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  3. So simple, yet so brilliant! I definitely have a few necklaces I should turn into brooches. Love it :)

  4. Oooh so have you used the pinbacks I gave you? Here's a tip: use E6000 for a better metal bond than crazy glue. You can get it at Michaels or Canadian Tire. I've used it on my metal headbands, and it holds strong.

  5. Such a brilliant idea! They're so cute.

    I need to get back on the DIY wagon pronto.


  6. great idea... i love making awesome things from boring things..

    i just actually got this rad dripping cross earring that i turned into a necklace! come see!


  7. I will definitely do this =D
    I did DIY things for remaking my old clothes =D

  8. I made several hair clips out of a fake bouquet I bought for 5 bucks. That was really fun. I'm also working on making a tunic -- my first sewing project!

  9. Such a cool idea, I have a load of old necklaces I need to give a new lease of life!

  10. This is a quick and simple DIY idea! But I have to admit right now I'm into scouring the thrift stores and seeing what brooches I find there :)

  11. I loooove brooches! I should definitely try this DIY! Such a great idea Lisa!


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