Deidry had a green and clear glass crystal bracelet that lacked "oomph". So she brought it to our workshop, took it apart and created a new bracelet that worked for her.

Her first idea was to mix a deeper green but the green glass cubes were too big. She finally settled for tiny accent dark green seed beads. But what made the difference was the use of dyed freshwater pearls in an olivine colour which gave a contrast lustre to the sparkling glass beads.

So don't throw away jewelry that may not appeal because they can be revamped to something more your style. Old jewelry could also warrant a second look - remember vintage beads are all the rage. Broken jewelry can often be mended and redesigned at the same time.
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