D.I.Y J.Crew Ribbon Pearl Necklace //
I inherited an amazing collection of vintage jewelry from my Grandma Robbie. One of the pieces she left me was an old pearl necklace with a broken clasp. I love it so much and I hated that I couldn't wear it! I've never been much of a pearl necklace girl - so I decided to fix the necklace and add a little Katelyn-flare to it, or rather, add a little J.Crew to it. Here's what I did:
1} Lay pearl necklace out and decide the shape you want it it have. I chose to leave the necklace as is, instead of re-stringing it, and have the bigger pearls on one side.
2} Attach the loop connectors to each end (I got them at a bead store). Use waxed linen if you can. The wax makes a true 'slip proof' knot!
3} Tie the ribbon through the loops and adjust to your desired length. I made mine big enough to slip over my head, but you could also leave it open at the back and tie the ribbon on when you wear it. I wrapped mine almost like a tie to make it look cleaner.
4} Add a bow on one side to make it extra special! And have fun!