A bit of patience & a steady hand are all that are needed to transform gaudy to groovy:
Wanna see what this bit awesomeness started out as?
…a garish, over-the-top bit of bijou I picked up at the thrift store – hideous as a whole but perfect for demolition & recreation!
I began by carefully removing the beads from the chain
for each bauble that was detached I reattached 2 – 3 of the chain-rings
by the time I was finished removing & reattaching I not only had a funky new chain but also a load of beads, jump rings, chain pieces & bits n’ bobs for future projects
to complete the reconstructed treasure I snagged 3 of the original necklace beads, some wire & my trusty pliers to create…what else but…
one of my fantastic XXL family egg-y nests!
…but why have I created such a purty piece of dark violet, fuchsia & lila loveliness? Well, my darlings, this bodacious bangle (along with a signed copy of my book + a few cool surprises) is currently winging its way to the awesomely fabulous Anna of Riuso Creativo in exchange for one of her fantastically adorable crocheted dolls (created to look like my munchkin…whoohoo!)