From Hair Tie to Necklace

There weren’t enough to call it a collection, but I used to submit to this stubborn impulse of buying and keeping stylish hair ties. Unfortunately, I don’t keep a photo of them altogether. They were mostly cheap finds from unpopular side stores, albeit I had a few expensive ones from Broadway Gems – a store famous for pretty hair accessories.

And my favorite hair tie was also one from Broadway Gems. It was mainly brown with shiny brown pearls, gold and brown flower cutouts, and some clear beads tied altogether in a braid of brown lace. I really wish I had a photo, sadly I could just describe it now.

What I’m trying to say here is, “Don’t throw old stuff right away.” You might want to think of something good to do with them first, salvage them from their original form which might be useless now, and turn them into something else. 🙂

 

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Like my old hair tie made into a necklace! 🙂 Of course there came a time when the band had loosened too much it couldn’t hold my pony tail anymore. I’ve kept my hair tie untouched for such a long time but after almost seven years, I decided to cut it, dismantle its hair tie form, and rearrange its parts.
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I couldn’t include everything like the flower cutouts and the clear beads, the shape of tiny strawberries. I had to make the design a little classy while keeping it very simple. So I decided to work out the pearls and the brown lace. Very simple indeed! I only had to separate the pearls by making knots side by side each one of them.
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After that plus a little more time working on the lock, I’ve made a newly redesigned accessory – arty, fashionable, and zero-cost! 😉

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From Hair Tie to Necklace