I’ve had the idea for a while now, and I’ve decided to make it official. On Tuesday’s I will be recycling, up-cycling, re-purposing, painting, editing, cutting, pasting, or any other number of things. In one word, transforming.
I’ll be starting this series with the transformation of the necklace pictured below.
I started by removing the heart pendant. I created a flower using fabric, ribbon and two vintage buttons. Once I decided where I wanted to place the flower, I warmed up my trusty hot glue gun and fired away. I unhooked the shortest chain from the same side that I wanted to place the flower. I gathered the short chain, along with the longest chain up by the flower and allowed them to hang down underneath. I glued them all to the back of the flower and covered it with black ribbon. I ended up with a necklace that now looks like this.
I was able to complete this project in about 15 minutes and I ended up with a fabulous new necklace.
For tutorials on making your own fabric flowers, check out these ten at Skip to My Lou.
You can also glue a clip to the back of the flower to transform any beaded necklace you have by simply clipping on a flower. I wanted to rearrange the chains on this one, so I went with glue and ribbon instead of a clip.
Have other ideas for transformations you’d like to see? Want to transform something of your own and write a post about it? I’d love to hear your ideas! Leave me a comment below or contact me by email.