This past weekend, I was under the weather, but fortunate enough to be at home where my mom made me soup and lots of hot tea with lemon and honey :-)
I spent much of my time resting and messing around with some jewelry. I took an old cluster bead necklace similar to this one and modified it to something more interesting/stylish. I got so excited to tackle this project that I neglected to take a "before shot". This picture is nearly identical to what the necklace looked like before except for the color of the chain and the beads:
The necklace I started out with had a series of smaller clear beads, and some larger different colored beads. I removed all but the clear beads from the chain, creating individual strands isolating the other colors on graduating lengths of chain, which I later connected together. The only tools I needed were some pliers and wire cutters (that come in any basic jewelry making kit)
Here is the resulting "new" necklace:
It's fun to buy jewelry that has been heavily discounted for the beads/materials and potential they hold if only re-arranged in a different way... Or just go to work on some old pieces you never wear!