Recently I had a “necklace makeover day”.
I got out all of my personal necklaces I hadn’t been wearing, and re-designed them into pieces I’d actually wear.
As I brought out the necklaces to be re-designed, these two chokers got a bit tangled up together:
. . . and I realized that these two necklaces looked really great with each other!
So I put them together into a single necklace that now pops happily with one of my favorite color combinations, coral and turquoise:
It was an easy makeover to do.
I had originally finished off each end of these chokers by covering the crimp beads with a large-hole bead (see my tutorial – A Pretty Crimp Bead Cover Alternative):
Then I’d attached a jump ring and clasp to the loop of beading wire protruding from the large hole bead:
Since the coral choker was a bit shorter than the turquoise one, I simply opened the jump ring to remove its original clasp from it.
Then I attached its jump rings to the turquoise choker’s jump rings.
Here’s a view of the clasp end of the new two-strand choker:
And here’s a view of the other end of the new two-strand choker:
It’s a super quick way to turn a pair of unworn necklaces into a two-strand necklace with pizzazz!
I’d love to hear what you do with your personal jewelry that you find yourself not wearing!