Rabu, 29 September 2010

Lanvin Inspired Bracelet





Barneys is selling this necklace, (and no those are not real pearls,) for $890.

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Seriously? $890 for some ribbon and faux pearls?
I made this bracelet in about 30 minutes using supplies I had lying around.

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I'm sure I could replicate the necklace completely with a trip to the craft store.
Here are the basic instructions.

I used some satin ribbon, a broken pearl necklace and thread. Next time I will use grosgrain ribbon and a strand of embroidery thread, as I think they would be better suited to the project.

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I started about 12 inches from the end of the ribbon sewing the pearls on with a basic running stitch, leaving a space the size of a pearl between each bead.

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back view

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For my bracelet I used eight pearls

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Once my pearls were on I started pulling the thread, just like you would if you were gathering fabric.

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This is what it looks like all gathered

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I tied a simple knot by the last pearl, at each end of the bracelet

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Thats it. If I make these for gifts I will buy some jewelry findings and put a proper clasp on, but I did this on the fly, and it worked out pretty well.

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