Friday, October 25, 2013

Vintage Lilly Pulitzer Fabric Bead Necklace

Vintage Lilly Pulitzer Fabric Bead Necklace

I've been itching to share this with y'all but had to wait until I was able to give them to District and Super Nice as their birthday treats.  Because of all of my friends who know about my blog, they are among the small contention who actually read it.  Or at the very least follow along via Facebook.  Darn them for being sweet enough to read my daily rambles!

Anyway, enough about them.  Ha.  More about me.  And my necklaces.

I certainly didn't invent the fabric bead necklace concept.  I've seen them all over the place over the last few years.  In fact, I bought the beads to make them years ago.  But they just sat in my bead box {normal people don't have bead boxes...but I embrace not being normal so it's all good}.  My point is that I've thought about making these necklaces for a long time.  And this was my first time actually getting around to making them.

I broke out my secret hoard stash of vintage Lilly Pulitzer fabric for this project.  And made sure that the Lilly signature was visible on more than one bead on each necklace.

So OK...I didn't create fire or and i-anything here.  But I'm pleased as punch with how they turned out.  I've been on repeat lately and it felt great to step outside of my box for a skinny minute to do something creative and different.

Below are similar pieces.  I think the navy is beautiful and might have to make something more in that vein this weekend.

Would anyone be interested in a tutorial on how to make their own necklace?  It does require a bit of machine sewing, so know that in advance.  If there's interest, I'm happy to work that up for next week.  I also had a friend ask me for a price to purchase one in a different Lilly Pulitzer {or non Lilly, too} fabric.  So if that's something you are in the market for, $40 is the answer to that question.


Flo said...

That turned out great! I've seen these but have never ventured in to making one. And I have a bead box too LOL

eHa said...

If you did a how to make your own fabric bead necklace post I would read it and share it with my sister who is very crafty. We both have sewing machines.


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