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DIY: Bauble and Ribbon Necklace

I’m not what you would call “crafty.”  I don’t knit.  I don’t scrapbook.  I don’t make anything with my hands.  So I tend to shy away from the do-it-yourself fashion tips, but when my co-worker, Virginia, showed me the photo below, I had to share it.

The idea here is pretty simple: Take a bauble bracelet and tie a piece of ribbon to the clasp so that you can wear it as a necklace.  It’s hardly rocket science, but it is a lovely way to turn a simple bracelet into a fashion multi-tasker.  And it’s also a great way to personalize your wardrobe.

If silk ribbon isn’t for you, you could try raffia, woven cording or leather switches.  I’ve chosen a rather neutral vintage bracelet from Ruby Lane, but you could choose a colored bracelet or something with more pizzazz.  And the idea is so easy to replicate, that you could easily make a different necklace to wear with any outfit.

Breathing new life into old pieces is the key to a seasonless wardrobe.  So if you have a bauble bracelet just sitting in a drawer, buy a piece of ribbon and give this idea a try.  


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  1. MAB in VA says:

    Love this idea – I have a bracelet at home that I'm going to try this with tonight!

    January 25, 2011/Reply
  2. Stephanie says:

    Could you ask readers who do this to send in pics? I'd love to see what others put together!

    January 25, 2011/Reply
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