Long necklaces are wonderful to wear but there is no reason why you are stuck wearing them like that.  Grab some ribbon and go short!  Erica Domesek of PS I Made This has an easy solution to convert 3 pearl necklaces into a much shorter statement necklace with a brooch accent.

The beauty of this quick fix is it's not permanent. You could also color coordinate the ribbon at the back to match any outfit.

The ribbon trick can also be applied in reverse to temporarily lengthen a necklace.  Misty McFadden over at the 413 Sparrow Lane blog shares the how-to (Update : Link no longer works)  and shows off a number of makeover designs using her existing necklaces.

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