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Topic: J&T Challenge 2: Beach Wedding bib necklace  (Read 1840 times)
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« on: May 17, 2010 08:10:17 PM »

ok...I will go first.
Let me preface this by saying I do NOT make jewelry.  My clumsy fingers are not suited to tiny beads and headpins.
That said, I have been in love with rolled rose bib necklaces since I first set eyes on them.  When I saw this challenge, I decided to try my hand at making one in a summery beach wedding theme.  I stabbed my fingers a few times, but I enjoyed making it.  I will probably make a simpler one for more regular wear.

I misplaced my roll of precut muslin strips, so the rolled roses are made from a 100% cotton white bedsheet, torn into strips & dyed with tea (regular black, and lemon dream which is a red rooibos and marigold flower blend).  I wanted it to have a beach sand color.  By some miracle, it dyed to the exact shade as the tulle I had on hand.
The flowers are accented with peridot stone chips and freshwater pearls (birthstones for June & August!), and the "chain" is a double strand of creamy glass pearls which just slips over the head.  The seashells are hand sculpted from polymer clay and painted in acrylics.

modeled by my lovely (if bald and armless) assistant, Lola, in a chocolate brown Nine West dress


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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2010 11:33:18 PM »

It looks lovely! I wouldn't guess that you normally don't make jewelry if you hadn't said that.

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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2010 06:26:30 AM »

This is so beautiful! I've been wanting to make something similar for a long time now, this might just be the inspiration I need! Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2010 10:08:09 AM »

It turned out just perfect! I love the tulle accents and the polymer clay pieces.  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2010 05:23:36 PM »

That is just beautiful! I could really see this at a beach wedding.
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2010 01:27:10 PM »

Those polymer pieces are beautiful! I never seemed to get into poly clay but Craftsters are slowly but surely swaying me Smiley
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