Well, before the actual dinner, I was hanging out in the kitchen of my BF’s folks’ house, nervously fiddling with my pearl-belt and IT BROKE. Like, massively all over the floor pearls and beads everywhere. It was kind of mortifying. My guy gave me a Ziploc baggie and helped me scoop pearls into it which I shoved into my purse. Ugh. Humiliating.
So when it came time for re-stringing the pearls, I decided to get a little fancy with it. I added a tassel of clear beads to the end, as you can see above, and eschewed the clasp at the other end entirely. Now, the necklace can be worn multiple ways:
Note in the last picture, I am wearing pearls with sweatpants. Ah, you can put a girl in pearls, but you can’t make her classy. That’s why the lady is a tramp.
And if you decide to re-vamp any of your old pearl necklaces in the near future, I recommend using dental floss (totally stronger than regular thread!) and setting the mood with some pearl-stringing music: