Tuesday, August 9, 2011

THE FIVE DOLLAR PROJECT: EMBRACE THE SNAKE


Since I started The Five Dollar Project I've been on the hunt for pieces that are unique, fun, and wearable.  The only requirement is that item be five dollars or under.   And I am not alone, I've gotten everyone in on the hunt for chic and cheap pieces.  While recently shopping for makeup with my friend Nydia we came across a street vendor selling boxed jewelry.  Knowing my penchant for crosses, spikes, and animal things, Nydia picked out this snake head bracelet which was only five dollars!  
I love the detail on the snake heads and the mix of silver and gold tones. The problem is I have tiny wrist syndrome and the bracelet was too big!   What to do?  At first I thought of padding it underneath with other bracelets, but then it wouldn't stand out as much.  So I pushed it up to my forearm and voila!  My bracelet has been transformed into a cute cuff. 
I made it work, Tim Gunn would be proud.


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