Saturday, 3 November 2007

Here's one I made earlier

I really, really loved this beaded silk collar by Day Birger et Mikkelsen. I thought it would look cute on a simple shift LBD but I had to do a double-take at the £140 price tag. I mean, in the end, it's only arts and crafts. Surely they can't be charging that much. I could make it myself, I thought. And so I did.

Here's my effort:

Okay, I'll admit, it's a little wonky (although my first effort, so, you know) and there's less beading. But it does look pretty cool and with materials (I've got plenty of sequins and beads left, by the way) came in at under £25. Add to that, the therapeutic, zen-like effects of beading and I think it was well worth my time and money.

I think it's plenty cool and I'm wearing it to a party tonight with a sequinned shift and shiny tights from H&M. I will also, finally, be wearing these shoes' so I'm gonna be hella shiny. I'm already thinking of my next bib design which will have way more beading. I'll post it when it's finished.

Materials: Black felt, seed beads, applique butterflies, applique flower, sequinned edging, single sequins, diamante buttons, flat buttons, all from John Lewis. Silk tie (found) and arrow pendant (left over from last DIY project).

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