Monday, January 4, 2010

DIY necklace

Once upon a time (about 2 years ago) I made this ornate piece.
What started out as a neckline detail on a dress I designed at work, later turned into a lovely bib necklace that I can call my own.

I spent several hours hand sewing each bead, each bit of filigree, and each delicate feather into it's random positions and the final result was something I've been longing to own since the day I created it.
Finally, after many season's failed attempts at putting the dress in our collection, my boss gave me the go ahead to drop it.
(When an item is dropped, that means I put it into our warehouse and buyers that come in can just purchase it at off price- like a sample sale of sorts.)

To that I exclaimed,

"Can I have this neck piece? I've been dying to own it for years".

He reluctantly agreed, for whatever reasons, but he agreed nonetheless.
I took it home, and immediately I knew what I would wear it with. And wear it the following day at that.

And the DIY bib necklace was officially MINE!

I think it's the perfect statement piece for a simple basic tee, no?
And of course a bright colored jacket to balance it all out...and well, who am I to not wear a jacket with my t-shirts??
*Blue jacket-H&M
*Black t-shirt-Target
*Skinny Jeans-Uniqlo
*Black booties-Nine West
*necklace-my own creation


Catherine said...

Oh my, it's absolutely stunning! I totally want a necklace like that to make basics seem more exciting. You did a fabulous job on it.

purple*bliss said...

absolutely fab!!!i've been wanting to get some peacock feathers for DIY-ing my clutch...i love the colors on this necklace!

Isquisofrenia said...

that looks so awesome, stores have that for like a lot of money you should sell some on etsy!!!
different colors omg im getting ideas
like leather ones. hahhaha
you look awesome, love those jeans!

Style of a Fashionista said...

Ohhh that necklace is gorgeous you did such a perfect job and it looks awesome with the tee xoxo

Anonymous said...

You did an amazing job on that! Wow, it is so gorgeous and I love how you paired it with the tee and jacket. Brillant! Aww, I want one...


Leproust Vintage said...

Your bib necklace is gorgeous! I love the colors in it. I would say it is definitely rightyfully yours! :)

jane st. clair said...

oh my GOD it's BEAUTIFUL! i love love love it!

Second Skin said...

Oh my goodness! You are the master! I am so happy you shared this with us! SO incredibly gorgeous and you completely deserve to have it! Congrats AGAIN! Jeeze girl! you sure are rake'n in the good news! Holy moly!