For the last few weeks I have been in major spring cleaning mode. And instead of just de-cluttering, I am "de-owning" a lot of my stuff. I found this concept in an article that I happened upon and it really made sense to me. The author states, "Owning less is far more beneficial than organizing more." Isn't that the truth! It feels so great to simplify and get rid of things that are just taking up space.
Recently I went through my jewelry and picked out some pieces that were broken or that weren't being used anymore. Before I tossed them in the Goodwill pile I put them aside to see if I could up-cycle the beads. The result is these very sweet and simple necklaces. They are a cinch to make and only take a few minutes. Once you see just how easy these are to make you'll want to rummage through your own jewelry stash and create your own.
What you'll need
-assorted beads from old jewelry
-Round nose jewelry pliers
-jump rings (4mm and 7mm)
-needleStart disassembling some beads from your jewelry. You can use either pliers or a wire cutter to do this.
Now simply slide the beads onto the chain.
*Here is a helpful tip. You might find that when using such thin chain, the jump rings will not fit through the very small links. If this is the case, you can use a needle to gently widen the link and give it a more circular shape, allowing the jump ring to fit.
I am particularly fond of this one. Such a simple necklace but it is one of my favorites to wear.