A few months ago, I was shopping and saw a pair of inexpensive earrings that I knew I had to buy because I was going to repurpose them. I have a pic of what's left of them at this point (see pic below) since I have used the copper dangles and the other antique gold and silver dangles. I hammered them to flatten and give texture and then punched holes in them. I love how each pair has turned out so far. I've used Peruvian opals on the copper and antique gold pair and turquoise on the silver pair.
This is what I did with the antique gold pair....
And this is what I did with the silver pair ( my tribal wrap earrings that I featured on this blog a few weeks ago).
You can see the copper pair here, and the antique gold pair here as well as many of my other designs on my website.