Few weeks back I did a little bit of experimenting on jewellery making. Not 'making' to be exact, but I'll say 'modification'. I am not a too much accessories person. Though I love accessories, I am too lazy to change them often. So I stick to my usual regular ones often. But I have a few silver ones with me which I have not been using due to some practical difficulties. So I tried out making some changes to them to make them wearable for me.
First I took this anklet. This was a gift. I have never worn it for the past 2 years. And so I understood that I never would probably.
But I loved the black and silver beads on it.
So I split it.
Made a small ring from a silver wire.
Added a small pendant which had been with me for almost 3 years now.
And joined to make it a new necklace for me.
The best part was that the length is accurate and I didn't have to make any changes to it.
Next item, was another butterfly necklace.
I love the butterflies on it.
But both the chain are in different lengths and are not too long either. So when wearing it, it keeps turning and twitching, which I was not comfortable with. And this had been in my box for the whole of last year. I decided to break it's curse.
Took out the butterflies from the chains.
Made the chains to equal lengths.
Added one butterfly to both the chains. And voila! A wearable new necklace for me.
I have kept the other butterfly apart. It may become useful sometime in future for some other project. :-)