Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Life in the Craft Room

 

Charming Charlie is my favorite place to buy jewelry. A few weeks ago there was a buy one get one free on all their clearance items. Huge deals all over the place. I found an ugly necklace that I wanted to dress up a little. AKA, mutilate and turn into something cute and wearable!

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You’ll need:

An ugly necklace

Ribbon

Wire clippers

Bracelet closures

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Clip apart the chains.

Pick your ribbon and chain.

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You’ll want your ribbon to be twice the size (or larger) of the necklace. Thread ribbon through the top link.

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Lay the ribbon to one side, wrap one over the other and pull through the link.

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Continue around the bracelet.

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This next one is the same except only use one side of the ribbon around the bracelet. I also left room on the end to make a ribbon tie.

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This next one is a little more tricky, I call it the figure 8.

Leave ribbon on the end for a tie.

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Wrap through the link, pull under and over the bottom part of the link, then go through the next link. Continue to the end.

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7 comments:

Chell said...

What a WAY CUTE idea!

Rachel said...

Fun idea! New follower via the GFC blog hop. Stop by and say hello. :)

Rachel
http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com

Bev said...

hi, i'm following the GFC blog hop. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you it.

http://www.blackinkpaperie.blogspot.com

thanks,
new follower bev

Katie said...

So cute! I'm totally going to try it!

Casey said...

How fun! They turned out great! I have a couple necklaces that I want to update... Maybe I will get around to it for the Pinterest Challenge.

Leslie Gilmore said...

I LOVE Charming Charlie!! These look amazing!! Stoppin by from the GFC Hop!
Happy to be follower #100!!
Leslie @ Sincerely, Leslie

Allison said...

So pretty! You're amazing.