Sunday, 27 October 2013

Old Bracelet to New Statement Necklace Repurpose

Broken jewellery can sometimes be made into something new without being too difficult.
Old Bracelet to New Statement Necklace refashion
I had a lovely pink bracelet that a friend had given me a few years ago. I wear a lot of pink so I've worn it loads. The other day it snapped and I couldn't just restring it because I had lost a few pieces.
Old Bracelet to New Statement Necklace refashion
I really like all these statement necklaces that are around at the moment (all the beautiful people on 90210 seem to have loads!) so I thought these longish rectangular beads might work.

I added used some little silver beads I already had and some waxed thread, also from another project.
Old Bracelet to New Statement Necklace refashion
My thread is about 64cm/25", that way it's just long enough to slip over my head without having to worry about a fastening of any kind. I just threaded the beads on and then tied a knot. Without the little silver beads between them the pink beads didn't hang right, I just experimented with what I had until I was happy.
Old Bracelet to New Statement Necklace refashion
Old Bracelet to New Statement Necklace refashion

(It's a bit chilly outside for too many pictures, my youngest just took a quick photo then we ran back in!)

The length seems pretty good to me and now I have a beautiful new necklace for no money and about 15 minutes of my time. Now, how can I make a new pink bracelet.......

Update - I've made a few bracelets since first posting here, my replacement pink bracelets can be found here.


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Julie Nyanyo
Julie Nyanyo

Hello, I'm Julie. I love making things and this is where I share my enthusiasm.

6 comments:

  1. I love it! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  2. Hi Julia! Your blog is beautiful and so is your new fixed necklace! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! I love your header! x Teje

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  3. Thank you, I am really happy with it. It's great when something can be saved!

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  4. This turned out beautiful! Thanks for sharing with life created Tuesdays link party! Hope you'll join us again this week with another inspired post :)

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  5. Great idea to reuse beads from a much-loved bracelet! Thanks for sharing on Hump Day Happenings : )

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  6. I really like the colour! Pretty nice to look at it.

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