Monday, 18 June 2012


If you popped by on Wednesday you will have seen this picture.

 Well it now looks like this...

I didn't really know what I was going to do when I started.  I had the basic idea of hanging beads from the loopy bits of the cord/lace and attaching that to a wider piece of ribbon to wear as a choker.

It turns out if you attach things directly to the loops they pull.  I find sewing in to satin ribbon is not easy.  So I attached the loopy cord to some grosgrain, just a few random stitches in black thread so it is not visible.

Then I did my beady thing and made some head pins with swarovski crystals and attached them to the grosgrain through the loops.  The loops aren't taking the weight of the dangles, the grosgrain is doing all the supporting.

Then I strung some matte black seed beads and looped them between the swarovskis.  Again I made sure the grosgrain was taking the weight.

Spot the mistake?!  I can count, honestly.  I don't think it matters that much...

I backed the decorated grosgrain to another length and tried to stitch them together with out it showing.  Fail.  In the end I undid all the stitching and used a length of double sided super sticky tape!!  It worked well and gave the necklace a bit more structure too. 

I'm linking up with Inspire Me Fridays @ Maria's (loads of good stuff there this week!)
and Lets Create, Creatalicious, Victorine who are all going with 'Anything Goes'

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Laura, your necklace is stunning. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Let's Craft and Create.

  2. Hi Laura,

    Love the choker! It's the "imperfections" that makes something handmade so very special! Wear it in good health.


  3. That's really gorgeous, I think the mistake just makes it look more vintagy. Anyway, who's going to notice? (Apart from you of course!) XX

  4. Clever necklace Laura. Love the black and red combo. :)

  5. Hi Laura, how lovely. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  6. hi Laura... very pretty necklace...being on your neck, your necklace looks prettier....

  7. Fabulous necklace, love it!

    Many thanks for sharing with us at Creatalicious Challenges.

    Warm hugs


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