Jewelry Refashion: Make a Bib Necklace
My sister-in-law gave me jewelry she inherited and wanted me to refashion the necklace and earrings. What an honor, but I was nervous! What if she didn't like it?
I ended up making a bib necklace and matching bobby pin.
These are the clip on earrings and necklace I started with.
I used green and white cotton (she loves green) to make 3 flowers. I removed the backs of the clip on earrings. Using E6000, I glued one earring onto the white flower for the necklace and one earring onto a green flower to make the bobby pin.
I restrung the clear beads onto clear nylon monofilament bead cord (fancy for fishing line, but found in the jewelry section of craft stores). I weaved the strand in and out of the material while making the flower. I'll post another tutorial on making this flower soon.
I positioned the flowers where I wanted them on a piece of white felt and glued them down.
I cut the excess felt away and reused the backs of the clip on earrings to connect the chain. The clips are just glued in between the felt and flowers. Using pliers, I opened the chain, inserted it through the clip, and closed it again. I also reused the clasp.
And there you have it. A refashioned set of earrings and necklace into a bib necklace and bobby pin.
Go and be pretty,