1.13.2011

what's old is new.


I love the direction jewelry has taken the last several years. Instead of just the cookie cutter pieces you could pick up at different department stores, jewelry has evolved into something so much more creative! I am constantly seeing new innovative ways to wear things. While I was home at New Years I was rummaging through the drawers in my old bedroom. I still have odds and ends left in that room, and stumbled across some old jewelry I had from the pre-teen years. I found this fun bracelet made of different colored bobble balls. Then I thought about how I could possibly turn it into a necklace.

So here you all go, an easy peasy way to turn an old bracelet into a necklace...

Bracelet Necklace

What you need:
 1. Bracelet that has two open hooks/holes on the end of it.
 2. Ribbon (whatever size you prefer, mine was a thicker ribbon.) 
 3. Scissors.

What to do:
Do I even really need to explain this? Well here you go...
 1. Make sure bracelet is unlocked from hook.
 2. Take ribbon and weave through one loop (my ribbon was thicker so I folded it in half)
 3. Make it as long as short as you like, and then cut. Take this piece and create another strand  of   ribbon to equal length.
 4. Loop each strand of ribbon through a loop at the end of each bracelet.
 5. Put the now necklace around your neck and tie a bow with the ribbon to secure the necklace

 VOILA!

&the beauty of it is, you can still take it apart and use your bracelet if you want to. This could be a good thing to try with multiple pearl necklaces for example!

68 comments:

  1. oooh I love it! What a fabulous idea!
    oxo

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  2. ok kind of obsessed with this idea now....so many ideas of fun bracelets to convert!

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  3. CUTE! I used to ahve a necklace sort of like that but it was all different shades of pink.

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  4. Oh, this is adorable! I see myself mining my jewelry boxes ASAP.

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  5. so impressed!! i really do love this idea!!

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  6. That is a great idea Alycia. The necklace looks really cute. I remember that bracelet :) I'm glad you went through some things. Do you think you could go through some more when you are here another time??? Love you!

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  7. That is a super cute necklace!! :] I love reusing things! :]

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  8. glad you enjoyed it! it was fun to come up with all the items :)

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  9. Thanks for becoming a follower and entering my giveaway!!! I have you down for 1 entry!
    I am your newest follower and LOVE your creative and inspiring blog :)
    Hope you have a great day, girl!!!

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  10. P.S. I also wanted to say you are very creative - you always have been :)

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  11. great idea! And this necklace looks PERFECT with that top :)

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  12. Super cute! And love it with the striped shirt!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm now your newest follower :)

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  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :) This necklace is such a cute idea! I have been a little obsessed with making bobbly necklaces like this lately, but I love your idea of re-using an old bracelet! Very creative!

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  14. i love your blog--and the brilliant bracelet necklace re-do! um, a girl that plays darts, wears a snuggie so well and writes such beautiful articles. plus it's awesome your from Canada too. well that just totally rocks!

    thanks for commenting on my giveaway post, but wasn't sure if it was just to comment or enter. if you'd like to be entered just click "follow" on my blog so i can count your entry :) thanks and i can't wait to read more of your posts! ♥

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  15. so cute!! What a great idea, I agree, jewelery is becoming AWESOME again. love it!

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  16. What an adorable update! I'm so thrilled to meet you and your blog, and can't wait to learn more about you!

    xo, Lena

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  17. Love love that ....soooo much fun! And the coat from yesterday's post? AAAmazing ...gorgeous...seriously!

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  18. cuteness!!! i wnat to dig through my old jewelry now.

    xoxo

    ps i gave you an award go take a look :)

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  19. Such a clever idea! Time to look through all my unused jewelry.

    www.kristinlouisebassett.blogspot.com

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  20. This is beautiful! I love the way jewelry has taken a turn for the unique, too!

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  21. Simply adorable! Never thought about doing that with old/older bracelets! Thanks for the cute idea :)

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  22. What a super cute idea! Very creative!

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  23. what a great idea! I never wear bracelets, therefore don't buy them, but I might just buy one to turn it into a necklace

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  24. Love the colors, what a perfect DYI idea :)

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  25. oh wow... how creative are YOU? i am impressed. and i love this idea!

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  26. thank you for the sweet comment! your blog is super cute too!!!

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  27. genius. i seriously wish i had a bracelet just like yours just so i can make such a pretty necklace.

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  28. That is so cute and easy! Love it! Thanks for visiting my blog. You're welcome back anytime :-) Yours is adorable! I will definitely come back :-)

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  29. Wow, you are so creative- I wouldn't have ever thought of doing that!

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  30. Such a cute idea! You're adorable!

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  31. Darling necklace! Thanks for the sweet comment.

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  32. That is so creative and the colors are so pretty!
    did you do this for Elsie's project restyle? If not I think you should!!!

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  33. You are so creative! This is the cutest idea ever! I will most definitly have to try this, what an easy way to update a piece of jewlery! Hope youre having a fantastic week!

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  34. That necklace looks amazing. I love the fun colors!

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  35. What a fab idea :) love the navy ribbon

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  36. What a neat idea! I'm going to have to rummage through my old jewelry drawers.

    REBrown
    rekdbrown.blogspot.com

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  37. Well Hello Gorgeous!!!! Just found your blog and I am smitten!!!!!

    Love the bracelet/necklace idea!!

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  38. SO SO brilliant! I hope you don't mind, I've added a link to my post tomorrow that includes this!
    So very nice to meet you :) x

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  39. Wowzah! So happy you left a comment for me so I could come see you and this AWESOME idea! I'll be mimicking you. Thanks!

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  40. What a cute idea...loooove it! :)

    p.s. You/your outfit in the below pictures = absolutely adorable!

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  41. Hey Alycia!
    I'm so glad you came across my blog. I actually found yours about 2 weeks ago and I'm following it! I love that you're so creative and good at taking pictures of your life!
    Me? Not so hot with the artsy stuff... So don't judge! :)

    Alyssa

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  42. Ummm yes so cute! What a great idea, so excited to try it out:-)

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  43. Very cute! I love this idea- makes me want to scour all of my old jewelry now!

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  44. Holy Christmas...that was brilliant!

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  45. this is so cute!! props to you for even thinking of this! i don't think i have that creativity gene to come up with things like this!

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  46. Don't laugh at me if I wear this exact necklace to school - and I mean exact - I'm totally copying you with a bracelet that has all turquoise balls.

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  47. I'm really loving this idea! Actually I just bought my mom a bracelet instead of a long necklace she would have preferred just because I loved the beads. I'll pass this post on to her in case she wants to convert it! Thanks!! :)

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  48. very sweet! i did this with an old rhinestone necklace :) susan

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  49. wonderful idea...it looks fantastic on you!!

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  50. Love this! I'm always looking at my old jewelry about ready to throw it out, but this is a perfect way to recycle that bracelet! My older brother also served in South Africa! What mission did your hubster serve in?

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  51. Great, simple, and easy DIY - great idea, thanks for sharing!
    - Catherine at The Spring {www.thespringblog.com}

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  52. loooove this. this never would have occurred to me!

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  53. Brilliant! I have been piecing together my own necklaces after being inspired by some I saw at Jcrew. See my creations here.

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  54. this is such a great/cute idea!!!

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  55. Love this idea. So simple yet classy! Thanks for stopping by my blog. So glad you liked the kitchen transformation a few weeks back. Take care!
    xoxo Alisson

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  56. I love the idea to make these with a bracelet. Ironic, I just got done making some ribbon/pearl necklaces and I saw you commented on my blog (salsa post!) so I came to check out your blog and I love it! Stop by http://alchemybychrissy.blogspot.com soon to see my finished product!

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