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May 15, 2012

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May 15, 2012

Presto Change-o

May 15, 2012
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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?

You’ve seen me wear my La Coco Stella & Dot chain before – I’ve worn it here and here, just to name a couple. And while I love the long length of it, sometimes I just wanna switch things up.

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?

7 comments

  1. I totally have the La Coco necklace in silver – and now I want to try this! It would be a fun new way to wear it, especially when I want it a little bit shorter like that! Thanks for sharing this idea!!

  2. So awesome…I saw something like this on pintrest awhile back & did it with some pearls that I have. I LOVE it! :)

  3. Very clever! I have a similar chain, and it often feels heavy on the back of the neck…this would do the trick! Must try.

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