Then I read the price and decided it wasn’t that catchy. I flipped through the rest of the catalog and came back to this necklace, studying it for a while.
Determined not to pay the $160 asking price, I decided to make it myself.
I purchased a basic silver chain at Wal-Mart that cost $6. I went to the craft section and selected a variety of ribbon, silk and scrapbook roses, a little silver bauble, and a piece of white ribbon. Total cost – $20.
I went home and got to work. From my button jar, I found some pretty accents to add that had some sparkle and shine.
This would have been a good point to take step-by-step photos but I was in a rush to make it, so here’s my very vague directions:
- Arrange flowers on the chain and get them positioned just where you want them.
- Once you have them placed, either glue or sew the flowers onto the ribbon (because I’m a certifiable weirdo, I did both). You could also use a piece of felt cut to match the shape of the flowers if you’d rather.
- Glue the ribbon or felt to the chain. I glued it then overlapped the edges of the ribbon and sewed them together so the chain was encased inside the ribbon tube.