I bought this long gold chain months ago at the Salvation Army Thrift Store closest to my house several months ago.
It hung on my armoire door for months before I finally decided on Tuesday what I wanted to do with it.
Using flat jewelry pliers (I don't know their technical name, but there is a pic below) I undid the gold jump rings and laid out the 4 separate pieces of chain that made the one necklace.
I then repositioned the jump rings and chains so that I now had the bottom half of a necklace that looked like this:
Then I cut 3 very long pieces of dark navy blue ribbon and pulled them through one of the larger jump rings. I then braided the ribbon all the way to its ends. I hand stitched them together so that they wouldn't come apart/unravel. Then I sewed the jump ring on the other side of the necklace onto the ribbon.
I then made a small rosette out of a piece of ribbon, and hot glued it onto the end of the braided ribbon to hide the stitches and fraying ends.
So what do you all think? Yes you like it, or No you think it's crap.
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