Are you ready for a giveaway?? I am! Details are at the bottom of this post.
I recently purchased a dress from the Kohl's clearance rack. It's actually pretty cute but what really caught my eye was the detachable sparkly necklace that came with the dress. I ended up getting the dress and pretty necklace for less than $10!
I have been thinking of replicating the necklace since the day I brought it home. I finally made one today! I love how it turned out!
I cut my felt backing before adhering the gems. I started by laying out the larger gems to get a design idea. Then I used gem-tack to glue the gems in place on the felt before permanently stitching them. Each gem is glued and stitched.
I stitched the ribbon to the back before adding a felt backing. The backing is stitched around the edges of the entire necklace.
My necklace is almost identical in size to the original.
I had my husband take a few (approximately 20) different pictures of me wearing the necklace. The necklace looked pretty but I looked ridiculous in every single picture. I ended up with one picture that shows how the necklace dresses up a simple shirt and sweater.
The necklace would work for a more dressed up look too!
Ready for the giveaway news?? I am giving this exact necklace away to one of our lucky friends! All you have to do to enter is 1) follow this blog, and 2) leave a comment on this post. A winner will be drawn Friday, February 25. Good luck!
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