1/25/13

DIY Pearl Collar Necklace


Pearls. Calcium carbonate orbs made in the soft tissue of a mollusk. Thank you slimy flesh of mollusks for making your defense mechanism against parasites and foreign bodies iridescent. Anyway, we're gonna move past the gross origins of pearls and just say: pretty, shiny! (And also only use fake pearls. Ever.) I really love the trend of embellished collars that's been happening and wanted to jump on the bandwagon. But instead of putting pearls directly on a shirt (you can head over to Stripes & Sequins if you'd like to know how to do that, though) I wanted to make a collar necklace to wear with any outfit. I checked out the tutorial on Style Hive and the collar that Gaby from Fashionable Collections stitched to see what kind of collar I wanted. I wound up doing a combo of the two and love the way it turned out! It looks like a collar full of pearly bubbles!




>>Print out this template and cut out two pieces from felt or whatever material you want to use.







-lisa

P.S. The font I used in the photos is Mathlete by Mattox Shuler which you can download for free!