Have you seen this style before? It's all links that clip together with little built-in hooks.
The bracelet was beautiful (if a little bit granny), but one of the links was broken. I arranged them in line for the 'before' pic, but the poor thing wasn't fixable. So I took it all apart with a simple lift of the linker hooks.
I used four individual leaves to make a bold pair of earrings.
They're a bit strange, but I like 'em. Instead of leaves, now they remind me of metal flames or claws. From granny to rebel in one quick refashion!
A single 'claw' makes quite a beautiful pendant bail, too:
So next time you find a linker bracelet that's broken (or not exactly your style), consider taking it apart, why doncha? See what you can do with the individual components.