Smoky Tears Earrings
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.
Modern jewelry trends are taking a style note from ancient civilizations. Bib necklaces, cuffs and modern earrings are starting to resemble hieroglyphics or something out of Cleopatra's jewelry box.As we've learned from designs by House of Harlow, Eddie Borgo, and Missoni, wearing a statement piece of jewelry isn't all that complicated. That's why we're showing you how to do it yourself. Take some inspiration from your ancestors or the runway to create a one of a kind necklace. You'll discover beauty in the simplicity of this inspired-by-the-ancients DIY project. What you'll need--Long tubular beads about 1.5 " long-Jump rings-Eye pins-12 inches of chain-Clasp-PliersStep 1 - Lay out your beads in the geometric pattern you desire,the possibilities are endless.Step 2 - String one eye pin through each bead making a loop hole at the end with your pliers.Step 3 - Using your pliers attach the beads to one another to create a triangle pattern.Step 4 - Attach your chain to the geometric design with your pliers, jump rings and clasp.