Blue Connection {Thrifted and Updated}

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

In January, Marlien Reentmeester* posted the picture of an amazing necklace in emerald - chunky, bold yet simple. Since then the necklace has been in the back of my mind - if I saw one, it would be mine. As if I needed a reminder, she posted again recently about a golden version of a similar necklace. And then, I saw it... in a charity shop - calling me in.

I did not buy it then and there - I had the pram and could not get in the shop (prams are so annoying like that). I waited the morning of the next day, put Baby MiH in the baby carrier, and I was on a mission - it was still there, phew! I had my own chunky chain necklace for £3.00 (actually a bit 'pricey' for a charity shop, but I wanted it)! 


The original was a bit bland - very unlike the emerald or the golden one I had seen. At the same time, I could wear it with everything - decision, decision. I knew the tie at the back had to go, it was stretchy and dirty. Once I checked I could separate the chain links - I was on a roll! I wanted one chain of a different colour to match my Liberty Lifestyle Bloomsbury Gardens Woolf. 


I also purposely removed broke a couple of chain links so that it fitted better around my neck. Sprayed one chain link in blue, and made two inch-wide ties.



Et voila! A new colourful necklace - quirky yet simple.



Not too bad for a couple of quid... 

* Le Catch is the blog of Marlien Reenmeester - a former Conde Nast fashion editor - my daily fashion fix, combining high ends pieces with high street gems. Full of inspiration!

11 comments:

  1. Fantastic work Nat as it looks great.

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  2. I love, love this! Retro, repurposed + Liberty!! It looks fantastic on you. I have some beads that I may now liven up with some Liberty. Very smart idea.

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  3. Your version is great! Love the changes you made to it to make it suit you.

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  4. It looks perfect on you Nat - as I knew it would :)

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  5. What a steal! It's a great find.

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  6. Fabulous journey from wish to wear. Love the necklace so much especially your one blue link. So much fun!!!!

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  7. Love it! Much improved from the original find.

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  8. that is fantastic! I love charity shops!

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  9. This is so clever! And of course, pretty as well. :D

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  10. Wonderful upcycling! It looks fab :)

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