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Sometimes inspiration hits me like a freight train. Ideas pop into my head with little warning, and I become completely obsessed with making them real. That’s how it went with this necklace. I’ve had the brocade scraps and a hot pink velvet ribbon around the house for a while now, and during a recent trip to Michael’s I scored chain and findings for $3. I often gather materials like this, (especially when they are on sale!) without any clue as to how I will use them. So on Wednesday night, when I had a hundred better things to do, this is what I did instead. I stiffened the brocade with a backing, and I cut the velvet ribbon into petal like strips. Then I just linked it all together with jump rings and chain. It took a bit of experimentation to find the perfect length, but I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. Nothing is more rewarding than actualizing a concept into a wearable piece of art. Here’s the thing, though, I was so in the moment while I was designing and creating the piece that I didn’t stop to take step-by-step shots, but if you’d like, I can put together a tutorial. Just let me know in the comments! Cheers!


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  1. Maureclaire says:

    LOVE it !!!

  2. thicklygrownwithweeds.wordpress.com says:

    A tutorial, please!
    That is a fantastic piece.

  3. candice says:

    My mom has a big birthday coming up next weekend and I would love to create a version of this necklace for her. It looks like the sort of piece she would absolutely love and I wanted to do something special. I would credit my inspiration, of course! :-)
    If you have time a tutorial would be lovely.
    Thanks!
    Candice

  4. Hope M, says:

    That necklace is beautiful! If you have the opportunity for a tutorial that would be wonderful!

  5. amanda says:

    love this! please, please put up a tutorial :)

  6. The Mighty Sprout says:

    Love the colors and texture. Great job!

  7. Bromeliad says:

    Nice work! It is a great feelilng to create something unique – especially when it doesn’t cost much.

  8. Rachel Hobson says:

    So gorgeous, B! I love how it all just came together – isn’t that how all the best projects work? And it’s so perfectly you – I love it! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

  9. Mimi says:

    Any second thoughts on a tutorial? I’d love to know what you used to back up the brocade. Lovely, classy, vintage AND inexpensive! That’s how I roll too.