Andante Designer Jewelry: Item# 071037
- 259.00 USD
If you're a jewelry hoarder like I am and your interested in changing up your everyday accessories, grab some safety pins and try this fresh layered look. Easily transform a few beaded necklaces into one chunky neck piece. Stand out from the rest of the fashion crowd and add some Tom Binns inspired safety pins to keep your beads perfectly coiled. Check out the full steps below!What you'll need:Safety pinsBeaded necklacesNeon spray paintClasp and Jump ringPliersBeading cordStep 1 - Spray paint a handful of safety pins and let dry.Step 2 - Take your necklaces and if they're not already beaded string them leaving 2 inches of excess cord at each end.Step 3 - Lay out your necklace strands and arrange them in the order you want them to hang when worn.Step 4 - Using your pliers attach a clasp and hook with jump ringsStep 5 - In the order you arranged the strands, tie your necklaces to one another Step 6 - As your necklace grows hold it up to make sure each strand lays correctly.Step 7 - Attach your safety pins at random points throughout.Done in collaboration with Geri Hirsch of becauseimaddicted.net
Pearls have always been a symbol of wisdom and class. Wearing them can instantly transform a look from casual to sophisticated, and when you combine that with a peter pan collar you get a major fashion breakthrough. We're updating two classic looks to create one modern piece of neck candy. Not to mention the insane amount of pearls seen on the Chanel runway yesterday. These collars compliment almost any look, wear it with a dress in the evening or a crew-neck sweater for an easy daytime look.Take off your geek chic training wheels and become a little wiser with this do it yourself pearl collar necklace. What you'll need:1 piece of 81/2 x 11 creme piece of felt2 yards of strung pearls.glue gun or E600 adhesive1 ft ribbonscissors1 piece of paperpenhole puncherStep 1 - Fold your piece of paper in two. Sketch half of your collar from the folded side out. You can also print an image of your favorite peter pan collar and trace over half of it to make this part easier. Then cut out your paper collar and unfold it to reveal your stencil.Step 2 - Place your paper stencil on the felt and trace around the edges. Then cut out your felt collar.Step 3 - Place your adhesive around the outer edges of the collar.Step 4 - Keeping the pearls strung, carefully place them in rows behind one another. You can cut the end of each strand and continue to use it as each row gets smaller.Step 5 - Add in pearls where missing and let dry.Step 6 - To turn your collar into a necklace punch holes at each end.Step 7 - Thread one piece of ribbon through each hole and tie.