Thursday, December 10, 2009
One of my co-workers brought me two necklace strands they had purchased at their favorite Ralph Lauren counter. She wore the necklace once and decided these frost kissed silver beads would be better as a bracelet, so she came to my desk and asked if I could make a fun braclet for her. Well, every beader worth her/his salt knows that a strand of beads waiting to become something other than it originally was makes your heart beat fast...what I call "bead porn." Oh the choices, the shapes, the feel...the very idea that you will recreate sets your emotions racing. Yes, bead porn is an apt description.
The two pretty frost kissed silver bead strands. I removed the toggles and divided the beads to meet a 7" standard wrist length.
Once the toggles are attached, a slight twist displays one of the ways you can wear this piece. But something was missing for my eyes. The original "Chaps" toggle was lost in the size of the bracelet. And I had 6 beads left over.
The finished piece with the 6 extra beads hung from the toggles for a kicky movement at the wrist. Yes, now this is ready for a good time on my gal pals wrist.
Such an easy and fast re-do, just goes to show you that a simple necklace can be repurposed into a fun and pretty bracelet. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend. Sea Witch