You know that frustrating thing when the “perfect” necklace for an outfit doesn’t quite work with the shape of the neckline?  It can be surprisingly easy to modify.  I loved this golden-oldie strand of teal and black beads to link my teal top to black leggings, but its length wasn’t right to fit into the neck opening. Doubling it seemed like the logical solution, but that still wasn’t short enough …

So I folded it in half and in half again and looped a 6″ extender through the folded ends and – PRESTO –  choker styling and a more dense presentation of the colored beads in the bargain.

Here’s a view of the necklace with the top.  It really is the same fabric – just lousy color photography – sorry!  That’s the back of my phone in the corner. 

You can use the same extender to make a too-short necklace longer.  Just attach the clasp of the extender to the loop end of the necklace and the clasp of the necklace to the loop of the extender.

Extenders are just $5 and available in gold or silver HERE.

About Nancy Nix Rice

I help other women feel confident about how they look every day - regardless of their age, budget, lifestyle or the size tag in their pants - so they put wardrobe concerns on the back burner and go share their gifts with the world.


  1. Bev Atkinson on April 1, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Will you post the necklace extender to Australia?

    • Nancy Nix Rice on April 1, 2019 at 9:41 pm

      I can do that. It ships free in the US, but to Australia I’ll need to charge you the actual shipping. So don’t order it online, just give me your address and then I’ll bill you when I see what the postage totals up to. Do you want gold or silver? Or both?

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