I made a vintage statement necklace
for my darling daughter for her college graduation.
I used some keepsake pieces
that she had had since she was little.
Pieces that otherwise would never be worn again.
Ellis also prefers her jewelry
much less bold than my self
so this statement necklace was a perfect opportunity
to try a new technique in it's creation.
I was also able to use many vintage earrings
instead of just brooches
as I wanted the necklace to finish much simpler.
I have found vintage earrings to be even easier
and less expensive to find
at vintage and flea markets.
This necklace is also the perfect way to make use of
giving them a new life
This simple version of my
vintage statement necklace
begins just the same as my larger necklace
with a beaded woven base.
This type of base to begin with is the secret to
this much easier necklace process.
Just like last time
have all of your pieces gathered
and lay them out in
your desired pattern.
For the earrings I simply
removed the back clips
with my wire cutters.
For the collectable pins
I also just removed the back findings.
The trick to making this necklace
all the pieces are simply
hot glued on!
Because of the beaded base
that acts as a mesh
the pieces adhere wonderfully!
Ellis has worn her necklace often
with no casualties!
Another trick to be sure
is to make sure there is enough glue
used so that it really attaches to the beads
pressing the piece down hard
and hold it in place for 20-30 seconds
for the best adherence.
Because of the weave of the base
the glue doesn't even seep through
resulting in not only
a much quicker process
then wiring each piece on
but the back look clean and finished as well!
I am ever so happy
Simple Vintage Statement Necklace
Not only beautiful
but full of sentiment as well!
As always my friends
I wish you love and joy
as you style your life