Have you ever caught a long necklace on the edge of your desk and pulled the pendant off? Maybe hooked the beads on a drawer handle accidentally or somehow gotten the lot wrapped around your handbag?
I managed to catch this long necklace on a desk as I stood up a couple of weeks ago before I even made it to work. I didn’t have time to go home and grab another one – and I didn’t really want to wear the chain with two lone beads all day.
The answer to this dilemma?
A paperclip, of course!
Silver like my necklace and easy to slide onto the remaining loops.
Just open one side of the paperclip gently and slide the chain around the loops until it sits in the curved section. Then do the same thing with a loop of the pendant section – in my case a bunch of beads and pretty dangles – and slide them around until they sit in the opposite curved end.
All set to look lovely for the day!
No one will even notice unless you point it out to them.
In the longer term you might go and find some bead fixings from the local craft store or Amazon and fix the necklace. These slip rings would do the trick: Small silver plated split rings on Amazon (affiliate link)
Instead I opted for the more creative paperclip option.
I bent my paperclip a little and played with the shape. I was aiming for a heart shape, but in the end I was happier with the triple loop version.
What do you think? I think it now just looks like part of the necklace!
Very clever, looks cute too!
Ohh, such an amazingly simple yet genius tip! Love it!
I thought I am the only one who uses the paper clips for small mending jobs.