Friday, May 22, 2009
I've been wanting to make my friend Jenny a necklace for her birthday similar to THIS necklace from Anthropologie. I went to Anthro and studied it twice. But as I looked through the fabric selections at Joann's and Hobby Lobby, I realized it's almost impossible to buy that type of chiffon (textured, doesn't easily fray) so I saw THIS post about felt yesterday and my wheels starting turning. Then my friend Jessica emailed me THIS link (btw Jess, I love that you send me little crafty project ideas, it makes my day :) and I put it all together. And some of you seamstresses won't like this, but I didn't stitch a thing---I used a fine tipped hot glue gun for every detail (one of my most brilliant purchases ever). Now truthfully, I'm not so proud of this necklace, it's a little too homespun for my liking, but it's the first time I've been crafty in a while and it felt really good to create something. And Jenny is one of the few friends that I know could rock a necklace made out of felt.
My personal opinion is that if you wear a shirt with a neckline that follows the necklace it kinda looks like it's part of the shirt and it works.
Happy 3-day weekend everybody. We may go to the Fort Worth Zoo, what are you going to do?
Posted by Crystal Keilers, that's me.