2011-02-14

My Valentine with P.Diddy

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!

Yours,
Mia

18 comments:

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Ha ha, oh Mia I'm still laughing at the idea of you tangled up with your Spanish class friend!! I can just see it all in my head! :)
What a good idea for the necklace, it looks great on the bag! I think you might have to be a rapper to get away with it around your neck.;)
Happy Valentines Day and have a great week!
Vivienne x

Jill said...

HELP me - I've been blinded by all the bling! Hee hee.
I love what you've done with your necklace Mia. It was a great idea to re-purpose it in this way.
Wishing you a wonderful Valentine's Day.
xx

Helen Philipps said...

0h what a great idea, Mia! I will go and rifle through my jewellery box and make some bag jewellery too from things that are impossible to wear!! I too laughed at the bit about getting tangled up at your Spanish class! Have a wonderful Valentine's Day. Helen x

Teje said...

Dear Mia! I think both jewelleries are wonderful and not at all too big! But...it's also just perfect for your bag with the M!
Happy Valentine's day and good luck for your Spanish lessons!
xxx Teje

Anne said...

Mia, I love your story about this necklace, bracelet and Spanish class!!
I like the heart and the M on your bag.

Happy Valentine's Day to you!!

Anne x

Jane said...

Hi Mia,before I got to the end of the post I thought "that heart could be used for something else..." and there you were already making a bag charm...fab Mia, it looks really good. The trick with opening strong jump rings is to use 2 sets of pliers and open them out side to side, not pull them back straight (does that make sense?!) You have made a really good job!
Happy Valentine's day and I understand it's Friend's Day too? So happy Friend's Day too :0)
Jane x

Mia said...

Happy Valentine's Viv!

I am going to go to my class bravely tomorrow again :) And I love my new bag charm too, and it was just perfect for today!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

I know Jill, I have quite blingy taste :) and in my case more is often more too...

Have the happiest Valentine's day!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

I have actually bought (mostly cheap-ish) jewelry just to make them as bag charms so I'm sure you'll get many pretty ones done straight from your jewelry box!

Have the sweetest Valentine's, Helen!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Happy Valentine's Teje!

And I loved the heart, but when I put it on (as necklace), it just wasn't me - and now I love it! It just took a few weeks to decide what to make of it.

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Thank you, Anne!

I am happy you liked my little story!

I wish you the most wonderful Valentine's and the Anniversary also soon!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

I almost mailed to for advise, Jane, but then I managed to force (!!) the link open! Thank you so much for the tip, I actually have another set of pliers with sharper ends but it seems that I have misplaced them (= no idea where they are). I love my new charm too!

Have the happiest Friend's day as we call it here, and sweetest Anniversary!!!

Yours,
Mia

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

MIA, I received the birdie pouch. I love it!!!! You do such nice work. Thank you for the fast delivery. Really I love it : ) xoRobin❤

Mia said...

Hi Robin,

I am so happy! I was hoping for a fast delivery, too, but with our HORRIBLE weather I was´t too hopeful ;) Many spring greetings with the little tweets!

Yours,
Mia

The Wittering Knitter said...

Excellent! What a fabulous creative recycling project :) I think I would have been the same about the necklace but to turn it into something you now love is brilliant! x

Mia said...

Thank you! I am not that skilled with jewelry (and I admire those who are) but this was a simple enough project for me!

Have a happiest day and weekend soon, too!

Yours,
Mia

Pam said...

It looks great as a bag charm Mia - adds the right amount of bling!
P x

Mia said...

Thank you, Pam! Before spring really comes, I need all the bright bling I can get :)

Happy day!

Yours,
Mia

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