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« on: February 21, 2017 06:35:45 AM »

This is my first post in a long time. I took a craft hiatus for many personal reasons, but now that I've started back up, I can't seem to stop! And it feels great to be back!  Grin

I usually stay away from turtlenecks, because I feel frumpy in them. Then I saw this idea from brit+co, and decided to give it a try.

I used all materials I had on hand: old black sweater, pearl beads (from a previous swap project, actually) and an old headband. The only thing I needed was embellishment glue, and I got a mini 3-pack of Aleene's fabric glues for $3.

I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. It was an inexpensive, relatively simple project, though a bit time consuming. Though the glue is supposed to be washable, I think I'll go back over time, and reinforce each bead with thread.

And it will certainly help make the gloomy weather we've been having lately a bit more tolerable.  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2017 07:42:51 AM »

Awesome! It totally transforms the piece, but still keeps it classic (and classy).
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2017 09:39:45 AM »

Super classy. Love the look.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2017 01:38:27 PM »

That's a really cool way to spruce up a turtleneck; the effect reminds me of studded leather.  Do you feel any discomfort from the beads on the arms if you rest your elbows/forearms on a hard surface?
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2017 02:18:21 PM »

That's a really cool way to spruce up a turtleneck; the effect reminds me of studded leather.  Do you feel any discomfort from the beads on the arms if you rest your elbows/forearms on a hard surface?

I haven't worn it for an extended period of time yet (you're supposed to wait 7-10 days for the glue to cure), so I can't answer the "elbows on a hard surface" question -- although a few have already popped off, so I'll be careful with my elbows until I can reinforce them with thread.  Wink As for any discomfort, you can definitely feel the beads, but I didn't find it uncomfortable at all. Hope that helps!  Smiley
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