Shhhh! Borrowing Your Sisters’ Necklace and Making it Your Own—For the Day

Monday, February 27, 2012

My sisters are always nagging me about borrowing their stuff—most of the time without asking. Sometimes they never even realize I’ve taking their wonderful accessories and turned them into something different to fit my style. Take this cute gold and cream braided necklace (it’s probably not real gold). I love the look, and I love the color combinations; but I can’t get over how it looks like a choker when I wear it—and I’ve never been a fan of chokers. They look weird on me. So, I decided to extend it a bit using some of things I had laying around my craft table:
-Removable Rings
Check out how I did it! Here is the starting point:
Now, simply open up the rings (You can find these at your local craft store)
Then simply attached the rings to the ends of the necklace, like so:
Slip your ribbon through the rings and tie knots (at the length you prefer):

Then simply tie the ends of the ribbon together creating a neat looking bow:
Then you’re done! Check out this new and improved necklace!

After I fixed up this necklace I went back to my sisters’ room to shop for some more borrowed goods, and came back with some matching pieces! Hahahaha—she’ll never know—because she never reads my blog. Also, the great thing about using removable rings is you can take them off when you’re done with the necklace and put it back in your sisters’ jewelry box without her even knowing! ;)


  1. Woah! This is such a great idea. I'm not a big fan of chokers, either. I just don't like anything being tight around my neck. What a great way to make something new from one!

  2. What a great DIY post! Love the necklace! I'm a new follower :) came your way from the Promote Your Blog team :)


  3. Thanks ladies! Mishshell, welcome--I'll be sure to check out your page!

  4. What a cute idea!! Gotta love the idea of...ahem...borrowing your sister's stuff for the day :)

    Following you from the blogging buddies team!

  5. Great idea! Adding ribbon is much better than trying to find a longer chain.
    My sister always borrows my stuff too, without asking. I'll be in her room and notice something and say, 'Isn't that mine?'
    Ah sisters; gotta love em.


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