Dec 17, 2010

Pearl Flowers


I am so excited, I made my first piece of jewelry that wasn't made out of boondoggle or like one of those beaded lizards, you know, one of these: 
Yeah I would wear them as jewelry sometimes, they were versatile... I used to sell the things in like fourth grade, but moving on. 
I saw this really cute tutorial on Tatertots and Jello, guest posted by Little Miss Mama, She made the cutest Anthropology inspired necklae. It was made out of lacey ribbon and it was just sooo cute. I fell in love. Plus her tutorial was so easy that I knew I could do it. 
Here is her necklace, and the link to the tutorial is below it.

So thanks Little Miss Mama for sharing, I love her blog by the way

But anyway I made one and it turned out pretty darn cute I must say. 
Here is how it turned out: 
I used smaller lace than her. I couldn't find the cute lace she used, but thats what I get for trying to do one stop shopping at Walmart, the craft store is just so out of the way! But I bought like lacy ribbon stuff that had pearl beads sewn onto it, its not as tall as hers, but it still turned out cute and it was pretty easy to make as well. I had a few glue gun burns, but thats about all. I liked it so much that I made a matching headband. 

I didn't have any pearl beads or anything like she did, I thought I did, but then i couldn't find them, hmmm... But anyway luckily I had some scrapbooking brads. Yep I used them. You can't tell. I just hot glued them on and you can't tell the difference. But you should make one too, just go to the tutorial that i linked above. I was going to do my own tutorial, but why do all that work when there is already one right there??
But these pics don't really do my cute flower jewelry to justice, here is me modeling it. 

Like my sweater? Its a Christmas present from my mom, I begged her to let me have it early so I could wear it tonight at my husband's work Christmas party. Thanks mom. But thats what you get when you live out of state and have all your gifts shipped to my house so you don't have to take them with you in the car ride here when you come for Christmas! I can't help myself, I have to open them. 

Ugh this picture is off center, but I thought it still looked cute. My husband was taking the pictures of me, and I told him to get a close up of my headband, but he kept taking them too far away, so I took tried to take a few myself. Thanks for your help hubby. 

But anyway I already got a compliment and I just finished it today. But a girl about my age came up to me at my husband's Christmas work party and asked to see my necklace so she could see how the company had made it. I told her I made it and we talked for a bit about jewelry making. I was so excited! 
P.S. if you make this make sure you don't use too short of a chain. I made one with a shorter necklace chain and it was waayyy too short. It like was a choker, so I took another chain and like put them together, until I could buy a longer chain at the store. Luckily the parts that I hooked together hid behind my hair tonight. 


Ashley said...

Way cute! I need to make some of those some time, I visit Tatertots and Jello ALL the time!! :)

Betsy said...

This is just adorable and I'll just have to be adding it my "to do" list. Great job.

To Sew With Love said...

So cute!!! ^^)

Anita Boutsis said...

I am a follower and I want to win this darling headband and necklace! So cute!

April said...

These are so cute! I actually have some of this trim and was thinking of making something similar but I haven't got around to it...maybe I'll win the giveaway!

Erin said...

I LOVE your necklace!!! It turned out so pretty!!! :)