Wednesday, November 23, 2011

DIY Necklace Makeover

Saw this little beauty in the wonderful world of Pinterest...

*Sooooo very pretty :)

So, naturally...I had to try it out for myself. Of course...I'm not really very good at following directions...or even reading them, for that matter. Instead...I admired the pic for a moment and set off on my own course.

This is my method...

1. Gathered up the supplies: a vintage necklace (I never wear...but now, hopefully will), vintage pins, ribbon, and jewelry wire. I ended up not using the wire b/c I just pinned the jewels on. That will also give me some flexibility if I decide I'd like to change things out later.

2.  Cut 2 equal lengths of ribbon, fold each one in half and tie off the ends. The length of the ribbon is totally up to you, depending on how much ribbon you want, compared to the necklace itself.

3. Fold the necklace in half, then loop a ribbon around each end...creating a knot.

*With both ribbons attached to the ends of the necklace...

4. Now the fun can bedazzle it however you fancy. I ended up using a rosette I had on hand (thank you Miss Jessica Christie!). It's a little flashy...but I figure, it's the holiday's...everyone needs a little extra sparkle, right?? along and dig through all that jewelry you never wear...there's treasure just waiting to be discovered!



  1. Oh my gosh. This is seriously THE COOLEST THING EVER. I wish I had some of my old necklaces with me so that I could try this out!! So cute!

  2. Love this so much!!! I pinned this too--but I love how yours turned out even better! ~ Londa

  3. thanks for the compliments, ladies! i hope you do this project and show off the results! :)

  4. I love your blog! :) I became a follower! :) Erin