Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Extend the Life of Your Holiday-themed Jewelry

For my birthday, I received this fun, Christmas-themed Palm Beach Jewelry necklace, which I wore on Christmas Day.  However, I don't want something that I can only wear once a year!  So, I decided I would use some of my refashioning magic to make it a piece that is suitable year-round.

First, with pliers, I removed the Christmas bell charms, which give the necklace its holiday-ness.

Then I attached tiny gold clasps to the charms.  (This allows me to clip them back on the necklace when appropriate.)
I thought the necklace lacked a little something with the charms gone, so I chose these little glitzy beads to add to it.

 (Most craft stores carry these jewelry wire pins.)

I strung the beads onto the wires, and using pliers, I bent and curled the wire to create little charms.
I put the new charms where the former ones were.

Now the necklace can be fab all year-round!  
I love the colors of the pearls next to the sparkle of the new charms.

 And when the holidays come around, I can just clip the bells back on again.

If you have holiday-themed jewelry that you want to wear more than once, I challenge you to get creative with it!
 ~Beaucoup de Bisous~


  1. such a cool necklace! i wish i was as crafty as you

  2. Wow, this is so creative and that's so cool you thought of it. I love how you were able to take the bells off but you can always add them later too.
    Great post,

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  3. great idea!


  4. AMAZING! love that necklace soo much! xx

  5. Marvelous idea, it looks great!! So creative!

    xo erica

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  8. this is great.. what a wonderful idea and way to wear it year 'round!

  9. Really great post!Very interesting and helpful!

  10. Beautiful!


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