Before and After: 1950s Celluloid

I found these two matching 1950s celluloid pins at an estate sale a few weeks ago.  I loved how small they were, and I loved the detail of the leaves and flowers with the little hint of a sparkle that the tiny rhinestones provided.

 off-white celluloid flower pins with small rhinestones

off-white celluloid flower pins with small rhinestones

I saw their potential to become a really striking pair of earrings, rather than just little pins.  So, I got right to work.  I removed the pins from the backs and made sure they were nice and smooth. Then I cleaned them up a bit with a little gentle scrubbing.

 snipping and filing...

snipping and filing...

Next, I added a couple of clear rhinestones to each flower, and attached it all to a silver tone ear wire.  Now they're lightweight, a little more sparkly, and the perfect little pair of earrings that will take you right into Spring!

 Off-white flower earrings with rhinestone accents

Off-white flower earrings with rhinestone accents

You can find them, and see more about them in my Etsy shop.  Here's the direct link for these earrings.