Upcycle Project: Pearl Necklace You Need Now

One of my favourite ways to make jewellery is finding an old necklace, cutting it apart, and turning it into something new.

Years ago I made a light blue, dark blue, and white fresh water pearl necklace. (To be honest, the colours sort of reminds me of Blues Clues, and that’s all I could think of when I wore it.) I have not worn this necklace in a long time. On reason is because the clasp broke, as you can see in the picture below. If I was every going to wear it again, I knew I would have to cut it apart and restring it.

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If I did I wanted to pearl knot it properly (I originally just strung the pearls on, which is not great for them). But I knew I probably wouldn’t wear it, and it would just go back to the bottom of my jewellery box. So I decided to cut it up and repurpose it.

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Something which is popular right now are those bar necklaces, or a few beads on a post which hangs horizontally on the necklace. I hadn’t made a necklace like that before, and I wasn’t sure what I thought of the style, so I thought I would give that a try.

I cut up the Blue’s Clues necklace, put four pearls on some wire, rounded the edges, attached it to a chain, and then added a clasp. I loved the result! I made the necklace using two light blue, and two white pearls, so I decided to make another with dark blue and white pearls.

I love them both, but I think I like the light blue one a little more.

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upcycle diy, modern pearl necklace, easy upcycle, pondsdelights, upcycle necklace

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