These earrings were £2 in the Next summer sale. I liked the butterfly charm but wasn't as keen on the pale yellow bead. However, it's a simple job to take off the bead, and they were such a bargain that into my bag they went.
Originally, I planned to use the butterfly on its own. But then I came across an old bracelet which had lost several of its beads. Of the remaining ones, these silvery nuggets were perfect.
I really love the earrings now. Light and delicate, they're much more to my taste. And it only took a few minutes of customisation. I'll be trying this again: maybe even taking apart some unused jewellery and creating something new. I feel a new craft coming on!