Wednesday, September 23, 2009

This Belt Drives the Head Gears


I have this belt that I have loved and owned for a very long time. Years. Since high school, I believe. A beautiful, industrial chain finished with purple and pink ribbons, it was more rockstar than I could ever figure out how to work into my outfits. But since the love continued, it was never parted with. This past weekend, after years of the gears in my head turning, I gave the belt new life.



Simply by trimming the ribbon down (and melting the ends to prevent frays) I have a new statement necklace! I wore it out already for sushi night with one of my girls, with success! My friend liked it (and her opinion on things like this ALWAYS matters to me) and so did the waitress! What do you think?

13 comments:

Monica from Hola!design said...

oh! what a great idea! I love the colors!!!

Gigi said...

Brilliant! Isn't it funny how we hang on to these things that we don't wear or that never quite worked with our own sense of style? The difference with you is that you figured out how to repurpose it and make it work. I love it! xoxo Gigi

Jacey @ Trash2MyTreasure said...

SO CUTE! I LOVE THE RIBBON, ITS THE PERFECT TOUCH, FUNNY THINGS IS YOU COULD PROBABLY FIND THIS AT AN ACCESSORY STORE BUT FOR LIKE $20! SO CUTE:)

Pretty Neat Designs said...

nifty idea! I think it makes a great necklace, its like an edgier take on those pearl and ribbon necklaces at J Crew.

Kelly said...

I think...that I hate you!!

Love ya!!

Kristin said...

I think I wish you had more so you could sell them!

Pattie said...

Great re-design! Very cute necklace :)

rachel said...

Great job! I love the colors of the ribbon.

Rachel Follett said...

So cute! I love it!

I also stopped by to tell you that you are the winner to the giveaway from Amy and Ann! I couldnt find your contact info. Can you please email me your address so I can send it to them? Thanks! rachel@lovelyclusters.com

Sher said...

Oh, that's brilliant! It looks lovely as a necklace:)

I like to wear belts, headbands, etc as necklaces too, gives it more value for the money!

your big bad sista said...

you look really skinny in these pics ;)

Claire said...

Congratulations for putting life back into your old belt! You can even change the color of the ribbon (ex. zebra print) for a new look. Love it!

Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

I think it's cute!! It reminds me of a pearl belt I have stashed away. I never wore it because shortly after I bought it, I found out that I was pregnant and well, it's not really a cute baby bump for a while. Nobody likes the "is she fat or pregnant?" stage.