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This post isn’t about cars, as much as the hubby would love to hear me declare that. No, I love all things that have dual purposes. I have no idea where this comes from, but I love something that will work for you in multiple situations. Gadgets, clothing, beauty products – if it has multiple uses it is normally a winner in my book.
This is why I designed this necklace below. Now I know what you are thinking – yes it looks like a normal double strand necklace to the casual observer. (Please excuse my self-portraits!) However, that is because you didn’t notice these – two jump rings (one on either side) that are holding the two strands of the necklace together.
See them here? There is one right next to the small round bead in the center.
With those little jump rings and a simple extender with two lobster clasps shown below, you can create multiple looks out of this necklace.
You have the first double strand necklace. You can also add the extender and make this pretty four-strand necklace.
On the other hand, you can remove the extender and throw back one strand and wear the lower half as a three strand necklace.
So there you go, a thrifty way to get three looks for one! Even if you aren’t into making jewelry this is a really easy way to take some simple strands and make a convertible piece of your own.
You can pick up jump rings at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby or Jo-Ann’s for practically nothing. To open, you need two pairs of pliers. Place the pliers on either side of the seam on the jump ring to open it up. Don’t pull apart like a clam, pull them aside like you would open a clasp on top of a clutch. If you need a more visual guide, check out this one here at Fire Mountain Gems.
What do you think? Do you also love multi-purpose items?
Since I have been out of the party circuit for awhile I am linking it up this week!
Hi! I'm Jess! An obsessed decorating and shopping fiend, I love a good deal. I live outside “Nashvegas” with my hubby and three bossy cats. While I spend my days as a drone in the corporate world – what inspires me to pull through it all is posted here! Learn more about me and my quest to add flourish to my home without breaking the bank!