DESIGNER INSPIRED: Marrakesh necklace and earring set

Recently I discovered an online jewellery store I hadn’t really heard of before. I’d seen the odd piece of jewellery in a magazine but it never occurred to me to check it out. Last month I purchased a necklace off eBay which came from this store, and after seeing a particular design in another magazine that they sell I headed on over to check them out and ended up buying five pieces of jewellery. Three were the Marrakesh range.

JDS - MARRAKESH SET1

Now the designer inspired part comes from the fact the design is similar to what an Aussie designer put out a few years back, and since I liked hers but couldn’t afford them, I jumped at the chance to get these and make them my own.

Here’s what I did with them.

JDS - MARRAKESH SET2

After inspecting the necklace I found an issue with two pieces and removed them. As you can see from the pic on the right there were holes in one of the pendants. No biggie, a few twists of the pliers and they came off.

JDS - MARRAKESH SET3

Then I took one pair of earrings and pulled off the ear stud and filed it down. I glued silver bails on the back and left them for 24 hours to dry. I turned one into a pendant, and one into a bracelet stack charm, which I made.

The set below contains two rings (in the middle) that I bought. The ring on the left is from Colette and had been bought months ago. The ring on the right is from the designer who brought out the design years ago. It was cheap at $45 off eBay.

JDS - MARRAKESH SET4

Below is the other designer label so you can see the similarities.  I do love finding similar pieces at remarkably cheaper prices and then crafting them into my own.

JDS - DESIGNER INSPIRED

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