|"MJ" - Shahs of Sunset|
The crafty side of me thought this collar necklace would be an awesome piece to re-create.
First, I cut out my pattern and taped it on a blend of wool felt which is much thicker and sturdier than the usual craft felt.
After cutting the felt pattern, I punched holes into the ends where I would place ribbons for tying, or to add a chain.
Next, I mixed mod podge and assorted beads together and spread them on the felt. In hindsight, I should have painted mod podge on the felt first and then added the bead mixture for better adhesion. I was too excited and wanted to "hurry up" making this.
For an added sparkle. I sprinkled white iridescent glitter over the mixture while it was still wet.
It's really hard to see the effects of the glitter in these pics.
After drying, I coated the bead mix with clear nail polish to prevent the glitter from shedding. I let that dry and then threaded ribbon through the holes.
A beautiful statement collar necklace!
Of course, this is
not as pretty . . .
But, I'm really liking it!
My next collar is something that I envisioned in my head. My son says it looks like a bow tie . . . but that's not what I was aiming for.
After drawing out the pattern and cutting it on felt . . .
I painted mod podge on first, this time . . .
And then sprinkled glitter all over . . .
And added the mixture of beads and mod podge . . .
After drying, and sealing the glitter and beads, I punched holes in the top and added jump rings and chains.
The chains should have been a bit longer because I wanted it to look more like a little collar hanging down instead of being that close to my neck.
Anyway, I have fallen in love with collar necklaces.
Since the Oscars are on this weekend, I might dress-up, put my collar necklace on, fix some hors d'oeuvres, pop some champagne and see what the "beautiful people" are up to.
But then again . . . that's just not me. I need to get back to crafting!
Take a little time to enjoy!