If you remember- good, if you don't- let me refresh it for you.. Early last year, in an effort to channel my inner DIY diva, I undertook this project. Back then I thought it was super cool and creative. Now a year later, I stand gazing at it, spellbound ( all pun intended ) and wondering what is this ????? I can even hear the reverberations of my own self shouting out loud ---- WHAT WERE YOU THINKING ???
I don't intend much self-defense but then I was an amateur with a never-ending quest for bringing newness to the blog. I made mistakes and I learn't from them.
Whatsoever, there is a funny story behind taking up this DIY, second time around. Ribhya ( my three year old who was two then ) thought of the decorative coins I used here as real coins. Like any inquisitive tot she touched them and made remarks on how she liked them, all well. Suddenly a few pieces went missing and I thought I hadn't glued them well. All this while I lived with the guilt that it was an error on my part and I should have bought an extra pack of those coins and how ugly the clutch looked with pieces missing, until the day the mystery of the missing coins uncovered. I was spring cleaning Ribhya's closet and I found her piggy bank, which BTW where she hides is another mystery. Now like any inquisitive Mom, I wanted to know how much she had collected over the past year. No sooner did I empty the piggy bank.......any guesses what I found ????? Yes I found those missing metal coins. Invariably, Ribhya had plucked them out thinking they were real and had them hiding from me for almost a year.....Hats off to this little thief I have in my house......LOL !
It did feel happy for having found the missing coins but now I didn't feel like reusing them. The purpose of redoing this DIY got me scouring around the house for things that I could use. I found an old turquoise necklace whose clasp broke in transit from India last year. I am glad I held onto it ( doing my hula dance) hoping to use it someday.....and I guess this was the day.
Since the necklace has substantial weight I used a strong metal glue. I love how it came out and am completely sold on how an old broken necklace could give so much personality to an otherwise plain clutch ( it even makes the nightstand stand out ).
So ladies... don't just get rid of your broken accessories, save them. This trash could become a treasure someday - you never know !
This was for the bag makeover, you could get a nail- makeover too. Want to know how ?? Just enter the giveaway here or here .