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Monday, August 18, 2014

A Gorgeous Necklace on Sale & Making 2 Pairs of Earrings for the Price of 1!

On Friday I stopped by Banana Republic and hit the jewelry jackpot.


These earrings caught my eye immediately. They were marked down to $7.99 with an additional 40% off making them just $4.79.


As I happen to have a narrow, oval shaped face I generally try to stay away from long and dangly earrings as they tend to just emphasizes my face shape. But as I looked at the earrings I saw that they could be separated and easily become two  pairs of earrings. So I then stopped by Joann’s and purchased some gold lever backs. With a coupon they cost just $1.


Using my jewelry pliers I gently pulled the earrings apart and added the new lever backs to the aqua stones. The clear stones required just a quick snip off of the round ring.

Voila! I now have two new pairs of earrings for under $3 each. I have already worn each pair once and will no doubt wear them often.


The necklace is the “Pinwheel” style. I have been coveting this gem for awhile now but it was out of my price point. It has 12k gold plating and is really well made. It too was a steal at $7.99 with an additional 40% off.

Banana Republic Pinwheel Necklace Fine Womens Gold Jewelry Watch Accessory

Diamonds are a girls best friend…even if they’re faux. :)

What end of summer deals have you scored?



Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Love those good deals and aren't you clever!
Hugs Laura.

Stacey said...

Great finds and you were so smart to take the earrings apart! I've been known to cut things off of necklaces because sometimes they make a little too much statement for me. :)

We have a store here called Versona that sells beautiful jewelry for the best prices! I just love going in there and always find a great treasure for under $10.

Auntie Em said...

You are such a great bargain hunter! I like your new earrings. They were pretty before but even better with the makeover.
The necklace is so sweet and lacy. Anything sparkly is always good!
Thank -you so much for stopping by my blog with your cheerful comments. I know you are a busy lady and even more so now with the move coming up so I am very touched that you took the time to stop by.
Cheers! :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did get some great bargains! I am another one that does not wear the long earrings.

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Laura, wow how clever of you and you get to wear 2 pairs of pretty earrings!

Rita C. said...

Very clever, Laura! I always feel like I'm playing dress up when I wear dangles because my face is small, so that would work for me too. I bet you were doing the happy dance on the sales floor with the necklace, too - what a deal!

Gypsy Heart said...

Great finds! You're very clever to make 2 pair from one. Enjoy ~


Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I think it was a great idea to create two pairs of earrings. I like them simpler. I found shoes for the wedding I'm attending soon during the French sales!

Vel Criste said...

Fab find Laura!!!!