Transforming an Ugly Bracelet

medical id bracelet

I removed the medallion on the right and replaced it with a butterfly earring.

I searched a long time for a pretty medical ID bracelet, but couldn’t find one I liked.  So I ordered one with a sterling chain and medallion, even though I didn’t care for the medallion.

So, when it arrived, I cut off the medallion and replaced it with a butterfly earring.  I loved the butterflies, but didn’t enjoy wearing them as earrings.  But I really like them as a focal point for the bracelet.

I was never much for wearing bracelets, but I’m really getting a kick out of wearing this one.  It’s simple, pretty and fun.

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16 Comments

  1. Well look at you…making pretties! Simple and creative…butterfly nice touch!

  2. You should put them on the market. Sure many women share your feelings.

    • That’s an idea to keep up my sleeve in case I ever need it, Judy. I’ve always loved making jewelry. I don’t want to do it now, but it’s good to have a Plan B just in case.

  3. EmilyO

     /  July 3, 2013

    Way cool. I like that.

    • Emily, what’s funny is that, although I have always loved making jewelry, I don’t like wearing it. Simple hoop earrings and a ring are usually all I wear. But I have an excuse to wear something fun with this one because it has a purpose. 🙂

  4. Great idea! I love the result

  5. MarciaGB

     /  July 3, 2013

    That looks very nice. It’s hard to find a good-looking medical bracelet, especially one that’s Not too expensive. I have a kid’s purple nylon one – cute but sporty. On the rare occasions I dress up, I ‘d like one similar to yours.

  6. What a great upcycle project!! I LOVE IT!! Make it your own sista!! XOXO

  7. What a clever idea! Makes wearing these not so ugly!

    • Yes, the ugly hides under the wrist. I added a couple of small charms to the bracelet, too. I just love it!

  8. I hear it’s raining and flooding back in our neck of the woods. Glad you could find a past time to fill in the indoor time.
    Lots of rain gets to be depressing after a while….and we are experiencing a long stretch here.

    • Lynne, the rain is never-ending and it is working on our nerves. So the bracelet was an entertaining rainy day project.

      I wondered how you were doing. I was hoping that you were both chipper and enjoying every day. So sorry that you are enduring gray skies, too.

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