Monday, December 12, 2011

necklace revamp

We have a few events to attend this week and I'm struggling with what to wear.  I've got a little black dress on its way in the mail.  Very simple and it calls for a little flair.  I wanted an interesting necklace but I dug through my jewelry box for a bit and wasn't finding what I had in mind.  Then I came across this.
I got a ton of wear out of this necklace a few years ago when I purchased it.  I wore it all the time with work outfits and it was looking rather tired.  The leather cord was worn and the beads that are covered with a sort of crocheted look were a bit dirty.  So I snipped off the crochet covering.
Then I snipped off the leather cord.
I opened up the jump rings
and I fussed and shifted the decorative elements around the gold chain until they looked right.  I just opened up the rings with my fingers and closed them up with regular old pliers once I was happy with the overall look and now I've got this.
I've got no jewelry making experience but as you can see this was VERY simple.  Now I have a new necklace for $0 and some flair for my black dress.  Now lets just hope the dress fits : )


  1. That looks great! I love an easy-peasy makeover.

  2. Thanks! One of those wonderful make it up as you go along projects that worked out great in the end!

  3. Darling! I'm so GLAD you stopped by and linked up at Overflowing with Creativity! I'm your newest follower!!!

    XO, Aimee


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