Refashion a short necklace By Lilit
Via: Makeup and Macaroons
I’ve had this jade(?) necklace for over 5 years but I can probably count on one hand how many times I’ve actually worn it.
It was a gift from my uncle in Armenia, and while I absolutely love the stones I feel it’s choking me everytime I wear it as the chain is too short.
Solution? Lengthen the chain!
There are two ways you can lengthen the chain:
- Take a chain you no longer use, cut in half and to the length you want, and attach each half of longer chain to each end of your short necklace.
- Buy chain by the meter from craft stores (they’re around $2 a meter at Lincraft), cut to required length, take out the existing clasps/closures from the short necklace and attach to the craft chain, which you then attach to each end of the shorter necklace.
I did the easy option 1.
It took me less than 10 minutes to do, and the result is that I now have a necklace that I can get more wear out of!
What do you think of this quick refashioning tip?
Do you have any short necklaces you can lengthen like this?