Upcycling A Necklace

When doing a bit of shopping prior to the new school term, I came across this necklace for £2 down from £10 in BHS.

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I liked the flowers, but the fully beaded chain made it a bit chunky for me. There was of course the common earring issue too…

Out came the wire cutters and pliers!

First up, I made the earrings using the two outer most flowers, a split ring and earring hooks:

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I quite liked the silver beads with the flowers, so I kept some in the new necklace design. I reused the lobster clasp and extender from the original necklace, only adding new wire (which I doubled up for strength), jump rings, callotes and crimps. My new necklace is a lot less bulky and more me:

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In addition to my new necklace and matching earrings, I also have over 30 pearl silver beads to add to my bead stash!

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