I have been seeing these really intricate necklaces from Anthropologie. They are romantic and extravagant... really over the top. They run anywhere from 200 to 600 dollars depending on the stones, designer and store you purchase it from. This week I have made a pin tuck shirt also inspired from something I saw, but to make it my own, I also made a huge multi textured, jewel laden brooch that attaches to the neckline and the necklace above from two necklaces, a silk flower and a brooch... I love it!
I had such a good time creating this that I am going to film a tutorial on Wednesday and have it up here for you to see how this project was completed. Stay tuned... check back on Thursday for a video tutorial if this is something you are inspired to make.
A little disclaimer inserted here... I used costume jewelry given to me from my great grandma, my grandma and a few great aunts, but there is so much out there in thrift stores. As long as you stay away from Bakelite and rare glass colors, it is reasonably priced. I went out this afternoon to get some small pieces to add to the tutorial piece... I was shocked that one set of earrings and a brooch was $75 but another was $10. So decide what you want to spend. Also, I did not dismantle the jewelry in any way - so that when this trend comes to an end I can still have intact heirloom pieces.
Okay, "so" after editing and listening to the video, I am laughing at how much I say "so". My oldest daughter even mentioned the frequency... maybe it's because I love to "sew". hee hee!