Welcome to another installment of 'Thrifty Thursday'. This week I will share how a belt became a pendant. I bought this a few weeks ago at my favorite charity shop to potentially use in the thrift store blog hop. It's listed at 1.98 but it was 1/2 off Tuesday so I got it for 99cents.
I initially bought it thinking I was going to make some cuff style bracelets from it (and I still may). I took off the buckle and attempted to deconstruct it, but realized that it wasn't a solid ring and so left it intact and set it aside. Last Friday I participated in a de-stash event and while searching through my beads came across these 4 'pandora' style beads I bought ages ago. After some fiddling I got the teeth of the buckle to move and managed to force the beads on. I then copper wire wrapped it for interest, to make a bail and also to hold everything securely. It's funky and actually fairly heavy, but I like the way it turned out. Just goes to show that old objects can have new life. :-)