Thursday, April 29, 2010

DIY Statement Necklace

I recently bought a pair of giant fabric earrings from Swirl . I thought the dramatic scale would be fun, but instead they just looked clownish and kept flopping over. I decided to turn them into a statement necklace instead, using a few pieces from my jewelery collection that often go unworn, a few beautiful mother of pearl carved buttons, and a bit of tulle.

First I played around with different arrangements. Pearls?

Or ric rac?
Once that was settled, I started sewing the pieces together.

The dupioni silk rosette was an eccentric cocktail ring I never wore- ditto the big faux pearl necklace. Now they've both been re-invented.

I often make a terrible mess when I'm in my creative mode- it's part of the fun, don't you agree?
Ta da! I'm so pleased with the final outcome. I may even try my hand at a few more of these babies. What are you working on right now?


April said...

Beautiful! What a great idea. I love it.

waterwaif said...

Looks great! I love it.

Though I'm trying to picture that as earrings and can't.

un hamac said...

gorgeous! both of you. :)

Tizzalicious said...

That is gorgeous! You should make more of those indeed!

Simply Sarah said...

My dear you look AMAZING!! I love this necklace with your new cut! Pure brilliance... as usual!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You really are lovely and this is a wonderful idea! Yours turned out beautifully and looks very pretty with that strapless dress! ♥

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