Saturday, August 29, 2009

Necklace Dupe<3

When I was reading People magazine in Espanol, I came across this very pretty necklace by Stella& Dot. It retails for 44$. You can find this at Stelladot.com












Isn't it pretty? I loooooove it. But, it's also 44$. I can't afford that! So, I dug out some materials and made my own version for around 10$. Most materials I used for previous projects so actually, I spent a total of 0 dollars! It's not that difficult and I took maybe 30 minutes total.

Instructions:


1. You need needles, thread, jewelry plastic-ky thread, faux pearls, and a ribbon with a width approximately the size of the diameter of the pearls.




2. I didn't have a ribbon, so I cut some fabric. Now, cut out 2 pieces of ribbon and tie the ends in a bow. Then, tie 2 knots on each ribbon piece. They should be maybe... 4 or 5 inches away from the bow and should be symmetrical. I circled the bow and knots in the picture.




3. Now, sew your first pearl on as if you were sewing a button on. Don't worry about making it very tight. Now, start sewing your next pearl on. YOu should place it around 1 cm away from the first one. you want to leave enough fabric in between each pearl so that the fabric can wrap neatly around the pearls.



4. Now, when you get to around the halfway point of the necklace, PULL the thread and everything should bunch up like so. (see below picture). Now, tie a knot. And when you get to the end, you want to have maybe 2 inches of ribbon still left over. Do the other side.








5. Now, through each side, run a length of the jewelry thread though. It will reinforce the necklace. When you get to the end of one side, don't tie a knot. Keep running the needle and thread though the end of the second side and up. This will connect the two sides. Once, you're done, sew the two hanging ends together and chop them off.




Yay! Does anyone have any requests for me to do? If you do, you can always email me at chunkyxmunki (@) gmail (dot) com. Or, you can comment anytime!
Toodles<3

2 comments:

~tHiAmErE~ said...

wow!
such a nice & simple statement necklace

i love it!
nice tut
^_^

Y said...

Thanks so much Thiamere!