quick DIY: cream and navy bib necklacePosted: August 15, 2011
Being a loving, caring person that I am, I took my sister who was sick to the clinic. Of course though, I was bored and decided to stop by Michaels. I stopped by the beading section to just kill time when I found a cute, pre-made bib from Bead Landing: C’est La Vie collection. The colour is a nice cream that is accent by off-white mesh. To pair with it, I choose a silk cording from Jewelry Essentials and their Naturals collection in navy blue. Also, this total cost, with tax was $10.16, which is way cheaper than buying one in the store.
Here’s a simply how-to for this quick DIY.
What you’ll need:
-A pre-made bib (with hooks to lace through the cording)
-Silk cording (the package I used came with a thick cord and a thin cord, use whichever you prefer)
-Thread (that matches the cording)
Take the cording and cut the ends on an angle. This is to help thread the cording through the jewelry hooks. If the silk is fraying, proceed to grab the tape and tape the edge to help insert it. Once hooked onto the necklace, pull through. Then try on the necklace and slide up the ribbon for preferred placement. Once necklace hangs where desired, cut the excess cording but leave behind about an extra inch for sewing the ribbon together. Grab your needle and thread and fold the end of the cording. Proceed to stitch and tie a knot once finished. Cut any extra cording and voila, you have your quick DIY bib necklace.
P.S. I’d like to thank my mother, who I asked to take a picture of my chest. I could’ve worded it a bit better when asking but she’s a very understanding woman. Most of the time.