DIY Bracelet to Necklace { more turquoise jewelry }

So I found this great Ralph Lauren bracelet on clearance at Dillard’s. I didn’t like it as a bracelet as much as I wanted it for the giant clasp. I’ve been looking for a giant clasp since Switzerland and I haven’t seen a good one for less than $20+S&H so I jumped at the chance to buy one for about $18 with turquoise beads I knew were at least worth $7 or more. Since this wasn’t my initial purpose for the large clasp I went back and bought a pink bracelet as well.

Turquoise necklace from a Ralph Lauren bracelet

4 Simple steps:

  1. Remove the end from the bracelet (pictured on the right) since it fits the clasp.
  2. Attach it to the end of the chain and connect to the clasp.
  3. Wrap around your neck to decide how long you want it and cut the chain at that point. Mirror comes in handy. 😉
  4. Attach the cut end of the chain to your bracelet.

And voila, you have a new necklace!

Turquoise necklace and earrings

Matches the earrings and ring I previously posted. Yay – a full set!

turquoise jewelry set

Vintage Turquoise and Silver Ring

So I’ve been going through things here and came across my grandmother’s jewelry. I knew there were a few turquoise pieces I wanted to find. They were in with the costume jewelry she let the “kids” (us) play with.

I wish I had taken a picture of this ring before I polished it and litterally hammered it back into shape. It was in pretty bad condition, completely black and I could barely get my finger in the misshapen loop. Here it is now though:

Vintage turquoise ringI don’t wear rings a lot but I’ve happily worn this all day. I’m not certain it’s real turquoise but I’m fairly sure it is. It feels good on my hand and it’s pretty unique I think. It think it might be on its way to wardrobe staple. 🙂

There are a couple of bracelets I want to share as well but I’m not done cleaning them up but I started in on them. I wish I had taken a photo of them as well.