Saturday, February 1, 2014

REjuvenated: Gold Statement Necklace






Up until recently, I had an aversion to yellow gold jewelry.  In fact, I am pretty sure that as an adolescent I swore that I would ‘never ever’ wear yellow gold jewelry.  So it comes as no surprise that I am now eating those words, like most other statements that I made when I was fourteen.

To say that I have overcome my aversion is a slight understatement.  More accurately, I am having a full-on affair with yellow gold.  My gold pieces are the ones that I first reach for when trying out jewelry in the morning…and are often times the ones that make the cut.  Sadly, (due to the aforementioned aversion) I have a very limited selection to choose from.  So, imagine my excitement when I found this gold bracelet at a thrift store for a mere few bucks (total win!).  I tried wearing it a few times as it was, but found that it was a bit too chunky.  Plus, it pulled my arm hairs – ouch!  Isn’t that the worst?

I realized how easily I could use the metal pieces to make a statement necklace, which is a piece that I’d had my eye out for.  I wanted it to be bold, but not too intricate or over the top.  So, enter some chain, a clasp, and pliers, and voila…a necklace was born!

This necklace has been the perfect piece to punch-up an outfit, and has therefore been in heavy rotation.  So much so, that I think it’s time for me to find a new one, if only for the sake of mixing things up.  Luckily, I have a few leftover metal pieces, and an idea in mind, so I just may have another the post soon.  Talk about the bracelet that kept giving!

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