1.25.2012

From Broke Down to Breathtaking!


So have you ever had an incident where you're holding your baby (child, teenager, WHATEVER), and they do THIS to your FAVORITE necklace?




Yeah, thought you moms out there could relate. I was so, so sad! Even though this necklace was $0.50 in the Fashion District of Downtown Los Angeles, I LOVED it! It was such a pretty color, and fit perfectly!




 So what can you do when this happens? Improvise!


Using these supplies, I was able to thread the ribbon into each bead, securing a knot between the beads. I attached a black bow to the necklace, and voila! A super chic, NEW necklace!


 I'm a happy mama again. Well, and I replaced the necklace with the very same one last week since we were down in LA for a field trip-HAH!

HAPPY WEDNESDAY!



35 comments:

  1. love it! Looks fantastic!

    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  2. Oh my I love love love that!! (sorry your old one died but how fancy did you turn it around to be!!) Awesome!

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  3. Good idea. That's a very easy design to make. I think I like your remixed necklace better - love that black & aqua and I am a bow fanatic!

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  4. I can relate all too well...sadly!!! Great fix!!! This is SUPER CUTE!!! I'd love for you to come share it at my party, Overflowing with Creativity! The party just began!!! Thanks LOTS!!! XO, Aimee

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  5. Thanks for linking up! I'm your newest follower! Just checking, did you see my Lisa Leonard giveaway yet?


    XO, Aimee

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  6. My name is Janet too. I like it so much better now. I am half tempted to disassemble a necklace I have and make it over look this.

    I found you from Embellishing Life.

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  7. Very pretty!

    Blessings! <><
    Taylor @ thatssewtaylor.blogspot.com

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  8. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If I can be completely honest... even though the original was very pretty..... YOUR version is WAY better!!! WOW! Black and Turquoise look so nice together!

    Check out my blog too :)
    thediydreamer.blogspot.com

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  9. so stinkin' cute! Thanks for linking up at Giggles, Glitz & Glam.

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  10. It looks great now! I love the teal and black combo!

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  11. Awesome idea, great finished product. Found you on Sew Much ado.

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  12. Love it with the black. Very pretty. I'd love for you to link this up to my VERY FIRST link party.
    Rachel
    http://adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com/2012/02/terrific-tuesdays-link-party.html

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  13. This is super cute! Found you on Lil Luna :) Id love for you to link up to my fashion linky party!

    Kara
    www.mineforthemaking.com

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  14. Oh I love your new version! Great solution for sure!

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  15. um, hello, i LOVE this! totally been there, done that with kids breaking necklaces/bracelets. i have a couple i was hoping to save one of these days and i love how you used yours. totally going to copy it!!! i'd love for you to share this at our Sunday Best link party. :) http://griffithsrated.blogspot.com/2012/02/sunday-best-fashion-crafts.html
    -marie

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  16. I absolutely love your necklace re-do...looks gorgeous! TFS. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Gayle.

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  17. Genius! I might just buy some cheap necklaces and break them on purpose, so I can use this idea! lol :) I love it!

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  18. Love these!!! Thanks for sharing at my party!!! Happy Valentine's Day!!! XO, Aimee

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  19. Way to reuse! Love this!!!
    Thanks for linking up with LSJ this week!

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  20. So classy! It looks beautiful. Thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday on http://thrifty101.blogspot.com/ You've been featured! Stop by and grab an "I was featured" button and link up any other wonderful ideas you have for us this week! :)

    Michelle Thrifty 101

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  21. This is seriously one of those, "Wow, wish I'd thought of that 12 broken necklaces ago" moment. Genius! Love this!
    I'd also love if you'd come link it up to my new "Get Creative" linky party, it's too cool not to share!
    http://justalittlecreativity.blogspot.com/2012/02/get-creative-linky-party-week-one.html
    Hope to see you there!
    -Molly
    Just a Little Creativity

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  22. Love this! We just posted our 2nd Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party and would love for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/02/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_16.html

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  23. This could save so many of my broken necklaces!! Why did I never think of this! Excellent!
    Visiting from The Shabby Nest. :-)

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  24. Your renewed necklace IS gorgeous - an even BETTER version, I think!!! Love it and thanks so much for sharing it with us! Hugs, Laurie from Scene of Sublime
    http://sceneofthegrime.blogspot.com

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  25. You were featured this week for Tute Tuesday! Thanks for linking up and Come check it out to grab a featured button!! http://threeyearsofdeath.blogspot.com/2012/02/tute-tuesday-link-up-2.html

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  26. Genius! Great way to turn it into a positive. It looks fabulous!

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  27. I love it! I made a similar necklace on my blog: http://www.waywardgirlscrafts.com/2011/07/funky-chunky-ribbon-necklace.html

    I love yours!

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  28. I love it! I made one similar to this a few months ago. I really like the ribbon on it though, just classes it up a little more. :)

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  29. Oh, boy, can I relate! My kids aren't little any more, but I've done the same thing to my OWN necklaces! Brilliant idea to string the beads on ribbon--not even my clumsy hands could break that! :)

    Thanks so much for linking to Grace at Home!

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