With access to many affordable options, jewelry can easily pile up and become quickly forgotten. I found a set of layered faux pearls in my closet that I wanted to put back into rotation but with a twist. I decided to pair it with another favorite, yet seldom worn, Pac-Man necklace that I received as a gift from my husband when we were dating. Together, I repurposed two necklaces to create one new edgy, yet feminine statement piece. Here’s how.
Step 1. Find two (or three) necklaces that can complement each other. For example, these pearls are chunky and can be the anchor point. The Pac-Man necklace is a simple chain and delicate which can be “molded” and mixed with the bigger necklace.
Step 2. Attach the two necklaces together using the its clasp.
Step 3. Begin to wrap the chain necklace around the thicker/bigger necklace on the attached side. Stop when you get to the midpoint.
Step 4. Affix the free end of the chain necklace to the other side.
Step 5. Begin wrapping the chain around the necklace on the other side and stop at the midpoint. This will leave the charms (or whatever the focal point is of your necklace) free-standing.
Step 6. To keep the necklace from unwinding, take the unwrapped middle section and interwine the chain and charms in between the pearl necklace layers. The method is almost random, the intent is to finish off the mixed look but in a way that keeps the integration in tact.
The whole process takes about 10-15 minutes max depending on the necklaces chosen and how tightly wrapped you desire it to be…and voila, a whole new piece!