Okay so I know last week I told you I’d give you some D.I.Y tips by using cufflinks, but I found something even better! Aside from the relationship articles I really love reading Cosmo magazine for their health and beauty tips.
This issue the magazine featured some very creative tips to recycle your jewelry down to your jeans! The most intriguing bit was about “Hair Necklaces”!
The idea is to wear old necklaces like a headband and since I’m always down for something new…I decided to try it out for myself and with friends!
The article mentions that you should first spray the clips and pins with hairspray to give the necklaces extra hold and to secure them in your hair.
After that find 3 or more necklaces and lay them out flat on a table as shown in the pictures below.
Next, connect the necklaces using the clap at the end and remember to do the same to the other end. Finally connect the entire necklace to form the headband.
Now that you’ve connected the necklaces and formed the headband, play around with it to form different styles. You can twist the chains for a more noticeable and bulkier look. You can also space out the necklaces or wear them closer together. This works great especially if you chose tones that are different. Denita McCarthy, a Junior at the University of Missouri also suggest incorporating a ribbon for added style.
If you’re not comfortable wearing necklaces in your hair in fear that of tangling, no worries. Turn your old ‘laces into bracelets, another necklace, or a ring if it’s a small chain-link bracelet as shown below. Add an exotic nail polish to your tips to draw even more attention to your accessories.
Simple, easy and the best part about recycling your old necklaces? You make room for new ones!
Come back next week for more D.I.Y tips!