15 March 2010

J Crew Inspired Bib Necklace




When I received my Spring JCrew catalog a couple of weeks ago I fell in love with this necklace designed and modeled by the very talented Molly Carey. I immediately remembered a bag of vintage enameled flower brooches that I bought a few years ago and I was off on the search...trying to locate those brooches probably took me longer than it took me to make the necklace...When I finally uncovered the brooches tucked deep in the recesses of my stash, I literally dropped everything and began creating my own version.
I started by fusing a piece of felted wool with a piece of hand dyed silk to give sturdy service on which to place my jumble of goodies. I layered an antique linen collar on top of the wool and attached 2 ties made from 2X15" pieces of antique kimono silk that I had ripped, leaving the edges frayed. Next I gathered assorted pins, and buttons, attached the pins and hot glued the buttons in place. Then I, very carefully, cut around the edge of the bonded fabric and VOILA!...a JCrew Inspired Bib Necklace.

8 comments:

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Sweet! How will you wear it?

Sarah said...

Wow that's beautiful!

Hi I'm Amy, said...

cute! Have a box of those pins somewhere in the attic. Will have to go and dig them out.

Kathy G said...

Cat Haven....I will probably just throw it on with a t-shirt....I seem unable to ever leave my neck bare these days!

Sarah and Amy..Thanks!

jglitter said...

Wow! LOVE it!!

The Print Lover said...

Gorgeous!! You have an awesome collection of vintage pins :)

p.s: I have linked your woodbead necklace tutorial to my blog.

JCrewAholics said...

This necklace is gorgeous! I would love to share it on my blog.

Kathy G said...

I would love to share my necklace on your blog! Wow, I can't believe I found a a 12 step program for my disease!...love your blog...I once described myself as a JCrew kind of a girl...although I guess at my age you might call me a JCrew kind of a woman...still a girl at heart!