I was absentmindedly playing around with one of my necklaces the other night, and came up with a quick temporary solution to the drab single strand. I'm sure people probably do this all the time, but it was new to me. The solution? Twist!
- Hook your fingers in each end of the necklace and twist in opposite directions until you have a fairly tight twist.
-With your other hand, grab a safety pin. Yes, a safety pin. I'm sure there's a more attractive way to do this, but this was on the fly - if you're hair is down, nobody will notice anyway. Fasten the safety pin through both loops - it should be able to tuck in between beads so it'll close.
- Rearrange the necklace so your temporary clasp is in the back, and you have a brand new necklace that looks nothing like how it started! When you're done wearing it this way, it goes right back to its former self so you can wear it however you want.