If there's one item every girl has in her closet, it's a strand of fake pearls. Whether you wear them every day or haven't thought about them since your last Audrey Hepburn costume, there's a chance your old pearl necklace could use a little upgrade. Read on to find out how we revamped this classic. And, if feathers aren't your thing, feel free to get creative!
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Photographed by Chantal Adair
One pair of scissors
Eight jewelry feathers ready to be strung
One strand of small, fake pearls
Six plastic "shark teeth"
Clear thread or fishing line
Step 1: Cut 14 pieces of fishing line for each of your feathers and beads. The threads should be about three inches long.
Step 2: Beginning in the middle of your strand, thread the fishing line through your feather and attach it in between two pearls. Secure with a double knot.
Step 3: Continue this step, keeping a two-inch space in between each one and alternating between feathers and beads every time.
Step 4: Holding your scissors at a slight angle, trim your feathers until they are about two inches long.
Voilà! A funky, new take on an old-fashioned classic.
Photographed by Sara Haile