I've mentioned re-sizing, and adding/removing things to/from jewelry.
It's very simple, so I thought I'd show you how I do it!
What you'll need
Here are the two pieces of jewelry that I'm starting with (both from JCPenney)
I love the daintiness of the "E" necklace, but for me, the letter E had no real meaning.
I love the starfish on the other necklace, but the piece is just too bulky overall.
I started by removing the E from the smaller necklace.
To do this, I bent the link attaching it to the chain just large enough to remove the E as well as the link. You'll notice that if you look up close at any jewelry links, there will be a slight space where the ends meet.
This is how the necklace looks without the E.
I decided to leave the diamante on as it matched the starfish, but you could easily remove it.
I repeated the same process to remove one of the starfish from the other necklace.
I then attached it to the "E" necklace by bending the remaining link open, and then back closed.
Here is the finished result..
Always be careful with wire cutters! You can easily cut yourself if you're not careful (trust me, I know!)
Also, be gentle. If you're grasping the wire cutters too tightly you're likely to cut through the links, instead of bending them, which we definitely don't want!
DO NOT use these methods on expensive jewelry. It's not worth the risk! I only use these methods on cheaper jewelry.
If you want to re-size a necklace, bracelet or anklet just remove the extra links using the same method above, and re-attach the clasp.
For re-sizing rings I cut through the middle of the back of the ring, and remove bits slowly from each side, and squeeze the ends together. (either by hand or using wire cutters, depending on thickness.)---The thinner the metal is the easier it will be!