Most of us are familiar with Tim Gunn’s favorite phrase, Make It Work! But, it helps me face challenges all of the time. Whenever I find myself lamenting over a problem, I will hear that scholarly, kind voice in my head imploring me to MAKE IT WORK!
This happened recently when I picked up the latest Chico’s catalog and was salivating over new styles and lamenting over my lack of funds. I became fixated on a long necklace which I was convinced was made just for me. Yet, if it was made just for me….Why wasn’t there money just for me to pay for it!! An eighty dollar necklace wasn’t something I could justify at this moment…though I tried really hard to do just that.
That was when I heard that voice….Well, Pam…MAKE IT WORK! I went to my hatbox full of zip lock bags containing all of the necklaces I have received or purchased in my adult life and began to dig. I found two necklaces…one a long beaded necklace from Kohls and the other a short Chicos necklace from three years ago and placed them side by side.
They did seem to go together and had a similar style to the long necklace in the catalog. I could have pulled out the needle – nose pliers and put them together that way, but the smaller one actually hooked onto the longer one and just for creativity’s sake, I put rope-like twine around the connections and it looked as if it was designed that way purposefully. I could have added the tassel (my daughter's graduation cap from college!) but I chose not to...I liked it without!
I love it! I think it is my favorite necklace right now. So, next time you have a desire which looks impossible to feed….maybe all you need is a MAKE IT WORK moment…just for encouragement and courage to think beyond your circumstances.
Black Long Sleeved T: Kohls
Brown Denim: Lane Bryant
Brown, Pointed Toe Flats: Old Navy
Bracelet: Goodwill SA
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