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Make a $795 necklace for a few bucks
A DIY version of J.Crew's One-of-a-Kind necklace, which sold for $795

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  • How to make a beaded collar. J. Crew Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    The inspiration necklace from the j.crew Fall 2009 catalogue. Only one was made.

  • How to make a beaded collar. J. Crew Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut bib from white felt. Use fabric glue or machine sew ribbons to bib. (I chose white ribbon rather than the pink of the inspiration necklace.)

  • How to make a beaded collar. J. Crew Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut a slightly smaller bib shape from thin plastic such as from a takeout container. Attach to felt with fabric glue.

  • How to make a beaded collar. J. Crew Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut a second bib in fabric or felt. Arrange pins or earring backs on bib. (I used vintage pins inherited from my grandmother.)

  • How to make a beaded collar. J. Crew Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pin the brooches to the bib. Glue the front and back of the bib together using fabric glue or spray adhesive.

  • How to make a beaded collar. J. Crew Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    To give the neckace a more organic shape, I glued small leaf shapes cut from extra ribbon.

  • How to make a beaded collar. J. Crew Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    The necklace can be dressed up or down. Total cost to make was about $1.

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CreativeGirl79
CreativeGirl79 · Nanaimo, British Columbia, CA · 4 projects
Your welcome!
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CreativeGirl79
CreativeGirl79 · Nanaimo, British Columbia, CA · 4 projects
Amazing I love it!
Samantha B.
Samantha B. · 9 projects
Thank you!
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Naomi T.
Naomi T. · Mississauga, Ontario, CA
Fantastic!!! I am going to make this this weekend.....can't wait!!!
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
ooooh so beautiful and awesome!!!!
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