Simply, THIS is my new obsession...
I made this beautiful embellished lace collar necklace at a workshop at Make, Do and Mend last week, taught by the very fabulous Charlotte. A fashion graduate and former accessories designer, Charlotte was a fabulous teacher, who brought tons of inspiration and enthusiasm with her. This is just one of her generous DIYs, you can find tonnes more on her beautiful blog here. I'm beyond thrilled with my finished necklace, and am now trying to find the perfect grey jumper to wear it with.
Here's the journey of a necklace...
Stage one: inspiration...vintage bowls and pots of beads, chains, sparkle and pearls- what more could a girl need?
Stage two...select your tools
Stage three...play with design
Stage four...a quick tea break
Stage five...watch a master at work
Stage six...changing your mind and selecting a new colour palette
Stage seven...stitch all the pieces together! Using some jewellery making a sewing techniques is all you need to make this stunning collar. I can't wait to start collecting some tools and materials and craft up some neon delights!