Hi, guys! Today I inaugurate a new feature: Jewelry Before And After. Not really a tutorial, just a little renovation inspiration. I'll show you a nausea-inducing item of V.U.J. (Very Ugly Jewelry). Then I'll reveal its makeover into something cute that I would actually wear.
I was given some hideous faux-tribal polymer clay necklaces by my dear friend Betty. I didn't tell her they were so ugly, I had to hide them under the bed and cry.
There they stayed, for three long years. Yesterday I brought them out of hiding and spent a fun hour recombining their DNA.
Check out the results.
Quite a bit cuter, eh?
What do you think? I would absolutely wear it now. Would it not be pretty with blue jeans, dressed up or down?
I found it really cool that by threading only one hole of the two-hole beads, I could change the geometry and create the pretty fan shape:
Try it next time you are playing with two-hole beads!
Moral of the story: dig around in your stash of V.U.G. and find something to renovate! C'mon - I know you have some Very Ugly Jewelry. Is it uglier than my blue tribal disasters?