Monday, February 14, 2011

The Necklace Factory

I love bib necklaces. Like slightly obsessed (ok, more than slightly) and whenever I see someone wearing one I stop them, ask where they got it and gush over it.  I have a few - this one from Miss Betty Lou, this vintage one from Allora handmade and even a ridiculously fab custom one from my friend Julie, because (let's face it) she's awesome.  Basically I really love these amazing, big fashion statements.  My budget however does not so much.

We had Gianna's pictures taken on Wednesday and I knew we'd sneak in a couple, so I started searching Etsy for an awesome bib necklace for myself.  I found tons of amazing ones, but just really didn't want to pay.  Then I decided I'd try my hand at making one.  I kind of thought I'd hate it and it would never see the light of day, but I was very pleasantly surprised.  Here's what I came up with:

I made the rosettes using Haute Blue B's tutorial, and the pom poms from Little Miss Momma's tutorial.  Then I added some tulle in the background, a little bit of bling and some beads on the chain.  What do you think?  I kind of love it, and think it looks cool on.

{how cute is that baby?!}

Not wanting to be left out, Leila requested a mini one.

And here's how it looked on:


I'm having lots of fun making these necklaces, and may have to make them in every color of the rainbow!  Have you made any fun crafts or seen any awesome tutorials lately?  Let me know!

PS - have you entered to win the Much Ado About You calendar??!  I'm picking the winner tonight, and announcing tomorrow.  Good luck!

PPS - today is the last day for the sweet discount + free earrings


PPSS - Happy Valentine's Day!

12 comments:

Angie Mae said...

BEAUTIFUL! You did a great job! I also love Gianna's dress!

Denissa said...

I love it!! I would never think to combine the printed fabric w/the turquoise/red but it looks great!! :) The girls look adorable!! :) can't wait to get my earrings!

Emmy Lou said...

Please make "The Leila" available because I really need a necklace in that gorgeous deep red.

hannah singer said...

LOVE the necklaces! cutie pants!!

happy valentine's day!
xo

Jenni said...

LOVE it! great job!!!!

Cherry Tree Lane said...

Oh, I love all of it! So cute!

Celeste said...

LOVE them! :)

amaya said...

Please make those avalable in your shop in every color of the rainbow.

TDM Wendy said...

So cute! I am necklace challenged. My mom keeps buying them for me, but I just don't what to wear them with or when to wear them. You got style, girl.

Tara said...

i wish i had 1% of your creativity. i would totally buy your necklaces on etsy!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I need one of these SOOOO badly! Super duper cute!

Kimmie @ Sugar and Dots said...

This is featured on What I Whipped Up Wednesday right now, honey! xo

 

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