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Repurposing Your Bangles

by Colleen P Moyne (Colmo) (follow)
I'm a freelance writer living in the beautiful river town of Mannum in SA, dreaming of the day I can retire from the 9-5 to write full time.
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Assorted Bracelets
Images by Colmo


We’ve all owned bangles and bracelets at some time. Perhaps you still have a collection clogging up your jewellery box today. Beaded and woven, clunky and chunky or delicate and demure – if you don’t have them lying around there are a huge variety available for mere cents at your local thrift store.
The trick is to look at these little treasures in a different way.

Here are some clever uses for the humble bangle around your home.


Assorted Bracelets

As a curtain tie-back.



Assorted Bracelets

As a unique way to decorate serviettes.



Assorted Bracelets

Give the safe ones to the kids to play with – they make great cookie-cutters!



Using Bracelet as Scarf Tie

Use a decorative bracelet to hold a scarf in place.



Scarf

I accidentally broke the bracelet in the picture above, so I used the stones to decorate a favourite pot plant.



Scarf

Decorate a candle.



Scarf

Gold bangles make unique picture hangers…



Bangle as Scarf Hanger

Or scarf hangers…



Bangle as Scarf Hanger

Or even key-rings. Try losing this one in your handbag!



Bangle as Scarf Hanger

I used gold bangles to smarten up some plain drinking glasses.



Bangle as Scarf Hanger

A silver bangle added a touch of class to a plain vase.



Using Bangles as Bird Toy

I even linked a few together for the birds to enjoy.

There are a multitude of ways that we can use old bangles and bracelets instead of tossing them away. Just imagine what you could do with rings and necklaces!



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