Sometimes what you have just doesn't work. This lovely piece of sterling silver chainmail had hung, unworn, for almost two years. Scot had purchased it for me from a crafter at the Eugene Saturday Market a summer or two ago. While it looked lovely, something about it didn't feel right when worn.
After that much neglect, first it needed a good cleaning. I tossed it in the tumbler with some other pieces in need of a shine.
I separated the double link chain from the main piece. In its place I used very small diameter supple black plastic tubing (!!), strung through the top loop of the piece, and double backed. The connection is accented with some sterling beads I had in my stash, along with two midway up to hold the double tubes together, and add a little more interest. The result is much more comfortable to wear, and much more striking of a piece, I think.