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Almost a year ago, I received these fantastic pendants as part of a wonderful swap. The chains I had to wear them on, though, were just too long.
They’re nice sterling silver chains that I took from some horribly ugly pendants that my mother-in-law passed down to me, but I generally find it hard to wear long necklaces without them feeling awkward. It took me a few months (as you can see, after a change in watermark) to finally get around to shortening those chains, but it was super simple.
I don’t have any special jewelry-making tools, so anyone can do this. First, try on your necklace with the pendant and decide how long you want it. Hold onto the clasp with one hand and where you want the chain to end with the fingers of your other hand, slip it off of your neck, and cut right through the chain with a regular old pair of wire cutters. (or some fancy jewelry tool, if you have one.) You’ll want to cut off the end with the jump ring, not the end with the clasp.
I ordered some sterling silver end cord fasteners from Ebay and with my everyday pliers crimped them on to the cut end of the chains. (And discovered how hard it is to photograph shiny silver jewelry!)
And then my lovely pendants finally had lovely chains to go with them!
And I haven’t stopped wearing them since! They’re perfect for the summer.
Here I’m modeling the bird’s nest necklace along with the tie-embellished t-shirt Sheri sent me as part of that swap. And speaking of Sheri, she’s currently having a 40% off sale on her cool printed t-shirts and is also offering something extra for those who write “Awesome Sauce & Asshattery” in the space for messages at checkout, so if you want one, now’s the time to grab one!