I’m always looking for ways to change up what I already have in my closet, and wear them in new ways. I love using things I already have on hand – cuz who wants to run to the craft store when inspiration strikes?
With a little ingenuity, and a pair of scissors, I took this necklace to new lengths, and gave it a makeover along the way. I’ll still be wearing it in its original form, but it’s fun to know I can give it new life.
Using an old shirt and a pair of scissors, I cut a long strip to make the new back of the necklace. You could use a ribbon in place of the cloth, but I like the contrast of the matte jersey with the shiny gold.
After twisting the necklace several times, I looped the strip through each end, tying it in the middle.
The result? A shorter chain length and a pretty bow tie in the back (not having had my camera girl on hand, you’ll have to imagine that pretty bow). It’d be fun to wear your hair up, with the ends hanging low in back – leaving people with a lasting impression as you walk away.
I’d love to hear your crafty ideas! What do you do to freshen up what you already have?