The starting point for this upcycle makeover is an oatmeal colored triple strand necklace. It was from the "Mad Men" area, but blah....
So, I took a pair of scissors to it. Snip, snip, snip!
The beads have now been freed from their oh-so-blah beige environment.
I had plenty of beads left from my first Crochet Wire and Bead Necklace, so these are going into the mix... a box of beads that were a mix of yellows, oranges and metallics.
I also had this elastic beaded bracelet to chop up.
I had plenty of copper wire (26 gauge) left over from that other crochet project, so I didn't have any extra cost for this project. I used the same single crochet technique that Rose taught me in the class I took at Mays Landing, NJ Michaels store. I made a total of five strands, but I left them loose, for a lot of movement. The five wires got attached in the back, and I left the original faux pearl chain connector in the back.
Here's how it looks from the back:
Here's how it looks from the front:
It's definitely different! I think it's stunning. Saint Salvage strikes again!