Friday, April 29, 2011

Spring has Sprung Bib Necklace

They're being sold everywhere from Old Navy, to Anthropologie, to Etsy...these beauties are super popular right now and I have been itching to make one for months. I finally scrounged up some scrap fabric and a few jewelry supplies to make one for myself--finally, my first bib necklace!

Here are some details of the various flowers...I thought it would be perfect for spring and summertime to do a variety of different styles and sizes. I made the majority of the flowers into rosettes and had two additional burnt petal flowers. I also added a few pearls, lace, some other floral embellishments, pearl trim and some ribbon for that extra detail. I used contrasting (but complimentary) colors for all the different flowers so that I could be sure to wear it with multiple outfits.

And here she is...


I know she seems pretty big and has a lot going on--but that's the point, right? I wore her for Easter with a simple blue linen dress and yellow cardigan. She also looks fab with any solid color shirt or tank. The key is to wear something low-key so that the necklace will really liven up the outfit!



I love her and all her glory...each little flower handmade with love <3

Thank you Tammy from She Wears Flowers
Krista from Thar She Sews 
Chiara from Calico and Cupcakes 
and Katie from Sew Woodsy
for featuring my necklace!

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17 comments:

Katie P said...

Very pretty Anngela! It's so cute with that dress and sweater!

Karen said...

Wow! It's so beautiful. I love all the different fabrics you used. Great job!!

Kate said...

Beautiful flowers. I am visiting from your link on Skip to my Lou. I hope you have a wonderful week.
A Southern Lady

Jennifer said...

This is gorgeous! I love the mix of fabrics and patterns. I bet you have gotten lots of compliments!! Visiting from Skip to my Lou.

- Jenn @ Social Salutations

Rachel said...

How pretty! I was going to say the exact same thing as the last comment . . . love all the different patterns and colors! And your dress is ADORABLE. Great necklace!

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

Tammy @ she wears flowers said...

OK--I am not a huge fan of jewelry--I just never got into it. But THIS is AMAZING! I LOVE IT!! And, that's saying a lot when jewelry isn't really my thing! ;)

I'll be featuring this on my blog tomorrow! ;)

www.she-wears-flowers.com

Katie said...

Ahhh I love this necklace anng! I've been wanting to make one for a while now! Great inspiration!!!

Krista said...

I love, love, love it! Is it just glued together?

Sarah Rachele said...

Wow, this is so cute! I love making necklaces myself, but I don't think I could pull that off. Good job. :)

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

wowzas, what a statement necklace! very cute. i like the flower lined with pearls best. Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday!

PS I see you are almost at 100 followers. Wahooo! So exciting :)

Alyssa - Live, Love, Craft said...

So cute! YOu are so pretty! I am following you! Check out my blog, I have some crafts you might like! :D

Jennifer said...

This is so cute! I love it!
Jen
Scissors & Spatulas

Ginger said...

Fancy! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Chiara said...

I love this so much! You did a great job coordinating all the fabric colors and textures. It isn't easy to make a bib necklace "flow", and this one is perfect!
I shared this project on my Friday Favorites post today and linked back to your blog. Thank you for sharing your great necklace with us!

Sachiko said...

Cute, cute, cute, I love it!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

I absolutely love your necklace!! I've been really wanting to make one, but not really sure how to!? lol... do you have a tutorial or any tips for me? Stop by my blog sometime, thanks and have a great day!

southernscraps said...

Gorgeous!