Friday, 25 January 2013

Lace Collar Necklace






Morning All,

Another post about my favorite online craft store wholeport.com

When I saw this I just thought it was so pretty, I had to have it and even though I don't sew clothes (or not very well!) I began to panic about wonder what I was going to make it.

Elizabeth thought it would make a good beard, like that guy from Futurama, anyone know who she meant?

Abraham Lincoln - My apologies, feel free to laugh at any of our pollies, we all do!

Anyways, after some consideration it began to scream necklace and so that's what I did.

Supplies:

  • Lace Collar available here from Wholeport
  • Artificial Flower
  • Beads
  • Chain
  • Jump Rings
  • Those ribbon end clamp thingys (pure tech speak here)
  • Hot glue and the gun
  • Felt
  • Cabochon (optional)


First up I played around with the beads and flowers trying to find a pattern I liked, like so
and then hot glued the felt to the back of the collar.


Then I decided that the rhinestone was a little gaudy for my liking, so I pulled it off and added a cabochon (which I did buy from wholeport but it was over a year a go so I'm not sure if they still have them) I looked but couldn't see them.
Hot glued the beads into the middle of the rosettes.


Then I grabbed some extra felt and clamped the connector things on and hot glued them to the back


Added a jump ring to both sides and connected the chain and she was done!




I love the necklace and if your haven't checked out Wholeport do it, I promise you will not find better prices here in Australia and they are the cheapest I've found online. They even have a limited amount of freebies you can sign up for every Sunday. FUN!


Thanks for reading,

Mel xo

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27 comments:

  1. This is very cute and so in vogue! Collars seem to be the rage now and to make them into a necklace is an added plus! How clever! I had never heard of a cabochon until now. I had to look it up. Sounds so chic! And it is!

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  2. Oh...I like that. I like that very much. I agree, nixing the rhinestone was probably for the best. I think you should have modeled it for us, though :)

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  3. Brilliant! The swirly beads are my favorite! LOVE IT!

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  4. This is beautiful! I love all these collars I see online but don't know what I would do them, a necklace is a fantastic idea!

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    1. Thanks for linking your pretty necklace to Raising Imperfection!

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  5. Looks great, Mel ! I also tend to buy things, which might get stashed for months and only then an idea will enter my brain ;-)

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  6. How do you think these things up? I'd still be staring at them. It seems I don't have a creative bone in my body when it comes to fashion. I probably would have turned it into a pillow! lol

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  7. Ooh Mel I really love it - the aqua and black work really well together! Thanks for the inspiration, now with the 3 eldest in school / playgroup and the baby sleeping, do I do the housework or attempt some crafting? Hmmm, decisions decisions;)

    E xx

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  8. Incredibly cute!! Nicely done ;)

    ~Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

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  9. The cabochon is perfect, and I like it better than the rhinestone too! Now I have to go look up 'cabochon,' lol, I know what it is from your context, but am too curious not to look. :)

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  10. Very pretty, Mel! Great way to avoid a sewing project! :)

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  11. Mel this is really pretty! Love the black and aqua colors together...so striking! Nice job girl!

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  12. Love the colours Mel! I think the black whatever it's called was definitely the right choice rather than the rhinestone. It really seems to make the flower pop. Just beautiful!

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  13. This is beautiful! I love all these collars I see online but don't know what I would do them, a necklace is a fantastic idea!

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  14. This is so cute! So creative and trendy. I'd love for you to share next week at Transformed Tuesday! I know my readers would love to see your design. http://pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com Hugs, Peggy~PJH Designs

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  15. Mel, this is so gorgeous! You did a fantastic job. So creative, too! Thank you so much for sharing with us at A Bouquet of Talent! I've missed you. Hope you are having a great weekend.

    Hugs
    Kathy

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  16. This is so cute! I love the colors!

    Thank you for sharing your favorite blog post this week with Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured :)

    xoxo
    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  17. Wow, so super and super unique. Love it!

    xoxo tiffani
    www.tiffanigoff.com

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  18. This is gorgeous Mel! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!!!

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  19. Wor beautiful, love the colour combo, terrific! Thank you for sharing anf have a wonderful day!

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  20. Thats so cute! I love that. I am visiting from i should be mopping the floor blog hop! www.homemaker-mom.com is my site.

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  21. Gorgeous! Love the colors. Thanks for sharing Mel.
    Hugs,
    Marcie @ I Gotta Try That

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  22. Oh wow!!! Now that's an impressive necklace!! Love it!!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, between housework and 5 kids, this is the only thing I get out of bed for ;)

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