Thrifty Thursday is all about fashion this month! With spring just around the corner it has us inspired to freshen up our wardrobe. Stick around and by the end of March you’ll have a few new pieces that we know you’ll love! Here at RG we really want the everyday girl to see that DIY doesn’t have to be overly complicated and expensive. Today’s post proves our point!
Today we're doing a makeover on a couple pieces that haven't gotten much use.
Pictured below is a little tease of what we have in store for the rest of the month!
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I have a couple pieces of jewelry I’ve held on to, but no longer wear. This gold bangle was in a set I bought years ago. It looks a little cheap and I never wore it for that reason. I also got this necklace as a gift and loved the chain link look, however, I didn’t love the length of it. I knew I could find a way to add a little bit of flare to these pieces to make them feel new again.
For the bracelet ||
I bought some leather trimming at JoAnn’s. I made sure to take my bracelet along to ensure I got the correct size to fit perfectly around the width of the bracelet. If you cannot find trimming to fit the width of your piece make sure to buy something that you can cut to fit the size, but still holds up once cut. After that it’s as simple as hot gluing the leather trim to the bracelet and letting it dry! I love how drastically it changed this boring bracelet into a funky new piece of jewelry I cannot wait to wear.
For the necklace ||
I wanted to shorten the necklace. I bought a clasp in the jewelry section of JoAnn’s. I folded necklace in half and attached clasp in the back to create a new, shorter piece. Next I wanted to add some funky trim between each chain link to spice things up. I found tulle that really stepped it up a notch. I started at the top of the clasp by tying a small knot using the end of one side to the first link to ensure it wouldn’t fall out. You could even use a small dot of hot glue to ensure it attaches to the necklace. Next, I threaded the other side of the tulling in and out of each link until I got to the top of the other side and repeated the knot. I did the second layer of the necklace following those same steps.
Now go find some jewelry in your stash that you haven’t worn in forever and see if there’s a way you can add some much needed flair to it! I’m happy I did!