I ordered a magazine for a year to my Sis for Christmas. The price was great, and I also received and extra thank-you gift. The set arrived a few weeks ago, and I have been wondering since if it actually could be used or not.
Do not take me wrong, I like bling-bling and silver is also definitely my color, but this set is just somehow massive. I love the hearts and the heavy chain but but but... The bracelet I have used a few times, and it is almost manageable, although on my last Spanish lesson the guy next to me was tangled with it. He's cute and nice and his sweater didn't suffer that much so hopefully he shares the table with me next Tuesday too. But the necklace... It's just too P.Diddy even for me.
I read Jane's post about her wonderful pay-it-forward gifts a while ago and had an idea! How about that heart as a bag-jewelry? I love everything shining, and use handbags everyday (I have a magpie-syndrome combined with baglady-ism), and the changes were large heart could be just the right size there. I decided to try, I couldn't see myself using the necklace as it was anyway.
All I did was to shorten the chain and attach it to one of metal rings I had lying around. I didn't need heavy equipment, just the nice set of pliers to open and close a chain links (and please do not look the pliers-picture too closely, it's obviously staged for editorial reasons, a lot of puffing and pulling was needed to open the link and camera holding wasn't possible at the same time).
But oh, how I love it now! And it can still be used together with the bracelet too (and what a match they're with my shiamond "M"- bag jewelry)! As soon as we can loose some of the winter-clothing (mittens for a start) I can bling-bling my way to sunset.
Happy Valentine's day!