I recently realized I wear a lot of turquoise colored clothes. It might be just a little peek from a tank underneath a top or it might even be turquoise pants (yes, I have a pair!) but regardless of the item, you will see turquoise. I woke up last week feeling like I needed some cute necklaces to match that little pop of color in my wardrobe. Before you read this entire post, you need to first know that jewelry is not something I normally make for myself. I don't have the right tools and my hardware selection is limited with out a craft supply store run. With that in mind, I did my best with the tools and supplies I had on hand to create a pretty little reversible turquoise colored necklace.
I love the look with the pearls! But I also love that I have the option of wearing something simple too! Just flip your necklace over and you have a pretty ruffly side with out the pearls!
I started with a scrap of turquoise fabric.
I cut a long strip from the fabric (mine was 29" x 2") and didn't bother hemming the sides.
Next I picked some pearls and started stitching them in between several gathers in the fabric.
I continued stitching the gathers and pearls until the entire strip was complete.
I attached a jump ring to the fabric and then attached a chain with a clasp.
Then I went grocery shopping with my new pretty necklace!
Today is exciting for two reasons - 1) I'm wearing this new necklace, and 2) we are on a family vacation and I get to see Bev from Flamingo Toes!! I met her at Creative Estates (she's mentioned in my post here) and lives in our first vacation stop. We're having dinner together tonight!! I'll be sure to post a picture when we get home!