Sunday, September 25, 2011

It's a pin. It's a necklace.

It's both! The brown fluffy flower is a pin made from the Laliberi kit I showed you in an earlier post. I added a feather (from the Ben Franklin Crafts kid craft section) that came in a bag of similar long, elegant, natural-looking feathers. There were many feathers and colors to choose from at the store so you can easily coordinate them to your project. I used Fabri-Tac glue and sewing to form the flower (even though the instructions said to use a hot glue gun). Anyway, I attached a pin back to the feathered flower and plan to wear it that way sometimes. However, I've been feeling the fall season (even though we don't really have autumn color changes in Hawaii) and thought that I needed to design some fall accessories. It was a simple two-hour project involving a strand of faux pearls, a 24" length of Vintaj chain, and an 8" strand of glass, seed, and brass beads from BFC. With jump rings, I attached the chain to a two-strand clasp and attached the 8" strand (restrung on beading wire) to the middle of the chain using crimp beads and crimp covers. The pearls were also restrung on beading wire (slightly shorter than the chain) and attached to the clasp with crimps and crimp covers. The necklace can be worn alone or fancied up with the feathered flower pin. You don't need to change your whole wardrobe for the fall season. Simply adding some autumn inspired accessories will go a long way to stretch your clothing budget. Check out our Bead Shoppe in Ben Franklin Crafts for more great ideas and I hope you'll stop here again......soon!

8 comments:

sweet said...

Lynn, this necklace is gorgeous. I love the color.

Shirley N said...

So very elegant, Lynn! Love the vintage look.

kris said...

omgosh that's pretty!! i love the vintage look and would look great with my wardrobe... heheh! since it consists of browns and blacks... =D

Cheryl said...

Beautiful necklace Lynn! Love how you made it look so vintagy.

Creations by Shirl said...

Woo Hoo Lynn~
This would make a nice gift (he,he)
Love it, pretty color choices....

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Ohhhh, very pretty and I really like the rich brown color.

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Hi Lynn,
Thanks for your comments on my Hello Kitty calendar post. I got the mini calendars from Island Scrapbooking in Hilo. I used the medium sized one.

Have a Scrap Happy Day. :-)
Karen

Creations by Shirl said...

Hi Lynn~
Can you forward me your email address:
Thanks!