Do you have out of trend, older or even broken jewelry around your room that you don’t know what to do with? Two years ago I spotted at my grandmother-in-laws house sandwich baggies filled with broken necklaces, earrings and bracelets and asked if I could have the items. I was told to pick out what I liked and I obtained this black and silver beaded necklace and other broken accessories. What drew me to this necklace was the leaf charm and the long length of the necklace, but I wasn’t quite a fan of the big black beads and baubles. From that day I planned to re-purpose the necklace but I didn’t know at that time what I wanted to do. Until a few days ago.
I feel almost silly posting this tutorial today as it is SUPER easy, but what I am about to show you is how to take an out of trend or broken jewelry item (such as my black and silver beaded necklace) and re-purpose a part of it into an accessory that will get worn.
What I did is take the leaf charm from the beaded necklace and add it to another chain link to another necklace. The best part, everything I needed was handy at home. All that’s needed is needle nose pliers, out of date/broken jewelry and the jewelry to add it too.
I had an imitation gold bar necklace that I got from Walmart for $1 months ago that I surprisingly never wore because the length of the chain and hanging bar. I figured the necklace could be re-purposed as well, so instantly I knew the bar needed to go and be replaced with the leaf charm from the black and silver necklace. Operation re-purposing began.
First I took my needle nose pliers and removed the chain link/bead of the bottom of leaf charm from the black and silver beaded necklace and removed the second chain link from the top of the leaf.
Then I removed the bar charm from the $1 necklace. Here are the charms side-by-side so that you can see what I took away from each necklace.
Lastly, I took the needle nose pliers and the leaf charm and attached the leaf’s top link to the link of the necklace that use to contain the bar.
Viola now a new necklace that I am sure to wear. I love the delicate and statement of this new necklace, making it perfect for layering with other gold necklaces or for wearing alone.
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Rachel is a former full time preschool special education teacher turned full time stay-at- home mom of four children with a passion for substitute teaching and blogging at Garay Treasures on the side. Garay Treasures is a fashion and lifestyle blog with some added posts on faith and everyday treasures. Rachel loves drinking several cups of coffee a day (hot or iced), blogging, and reading and playing with her children. You can follow Rachel by bloglovin, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.
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I am not a clutch girl but when I do come across clutches I am DEFINITELY trying this project that Becky linked up. It looks so simple and really adds to a clutch for sure. See post here.
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