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Friday, November 25, 2011

Beaded Collar
























This is what I've been working on for a couple weeks now. The idea came from Meghan Nielsen who made one (and posted a pattern) from this vintage inspiration.

I was going to sew my own collar, but I'm so glad I ended up using her pattern. The collar lays (lies?) beautifully around the neck. The beading took me 15 hours or so. I ran out of the pearls and had to go back to Michael's. They were out, so I had to head to another Michael's. And the number of knots the thread got while I was beading was ridiculous. Every night of the past couple weeks Eric will ask, "what are you going to do tonight?" and I would just look at him and he'd go, "beading?".
















































I took some pictures throughout making the collar, but I don't have that SD card with me. I sewed the scalloped collar from some heavy duty off-white fabric I had. If you're curious to see what the steps look like, you can go to the link I posted for where I got the idea.

P.S. I got a new camera lens! I'm so happy with it.
P.P.S. Happy Friday and late Thanksgiving. Eric and I are in Houston enjoying time with some of his side of the family.

3 comments:

Amy said...

The beading is gorgeous and so are you! Beautiful!

Amy said...

You look so beautiful! The necklace is so charming on you... and holy moly beadwork! I'm impressed!

Kim Blair said...

absolutely beautiful