Updating a Necklace Flop

This necklace is one that I made about 3 years ago. It was Gossip Girl inspired and I was so excited to make it! I knew exactly what I wanted it to look like - so I went to Michaels (and spent about $30ish dollars on it) and voilĂ  my necklace!

Or not..you see this thing is heavy and by heavy I mean ridiculously heavy! The clamps would dig into my neck leaving pink dents after a long day of school. In fact it even broke twice! Once last year whilst I was standing in the hall waiting for Intervention to start. (It is not at all embarrassing to have your necklace fling itself from your body for no apparent reason when you are talking to your coworkers!)  And then again this year when I wearily sat down to eat my lunch. That was the moment when I decided that it need a facelift!

Step 1: Disassemble the offense necklace.
Step 2: Realign the necklace into two smaller - and less heavy necklaces!!

Step 3: Gather beads and clasps (from my fabulous bead drawers courtesy of Kristen!)
She even got me this awesome bottles! It is so much easier to find all my bead pieces now! She is the best sissy ever!
Step 4: Mangle and force wires to cooperate, stick new clamps on and presto! Two new necklaces!

A close up of necklace 1:

A close up of necklace 2:
Step 5: Cleanup the mess! (The least fun part of beading) But at least I have two fabulous new necklaces to wear this week!
Beading is definitely my most relaxing hobby, even more so when my results are successful!  Does anyone else make their own jewelry? I would love to hear all about it in the comments below!


  1. Your beading is so organized! I've made my own jewelry too....but tend toward earrings. Sometimes I have a hard time deciding which beads to get!

    :) Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

    1. Thanks it has been a work in progress getting it all organized. I have a bit of a bead problem, actually I think I have the opposite of your problem. I tend to like and buy too many beads! It is hard to choose though, there are just so many gorgeous beads out there!