March 29, 2011

on a (ruffled) crafting adventure...

handmade necklace!

Last weekend, I embarked on yet another crafting adventure. My trusty accomplices? Drea and Lanny. The mission? Duplicate the adorable ruffle necklace featured on a tutorial on this blog. The result? Probably the prettiest accessory I ever did see.

a new necklace.

Everyone in the entire world needs to make one of these necklaces. Yes, you. And your mom. And maybe even your mom's mom (if she's up for it). Honestly, after each of us had completed our first necklace we were all, "I would pay money for this necklace. I'm actually kind of impressed by myself. I kind of want to try selling it to Anthropologie so I can make millions." (Or something to that effect.)

It took a while to get a hang of adding the fabric to each section and I would be lying to you if I told you this was quick-and-easy. (It actually took me a couple hours to fully assemble the one necklace. Of course, I was a little distracted by Ryan Reynolds' abs in The Proposal, which we were watching while crafting. But I guess that excuse will only take me so far.)

ruffles.

All things considered, it's definitely something I'm eager to try again! I know it will be much, much simpler the second time around. I've never really done much jewelry making and this style appeals to me because it's very unique. (I love that the main element of the accessory is fabric.) And now that I know how to make these ruffles, I want to put them on everything. Hair clips! T-shirts! Purses! The head of my offspring (granted the wee one ends up being a girl)!

I may or may not be planning Christmas presents already. Hurrah! (If you're a female at all related to me, pretend I didn't just write that last part. And send me a list of your favorite colors. And then practice your surprised face, mmmkay?)

20 comments :

  1. These are SO so gorgeous! You did an absoulutley amazing job. And again, I gotta say, I am so jealous! #^_^# Also, if your little one does end up being a boy, RUFFLE DINOSAURS!!!

    (Okay, so I was a little girl obsessed with dinosaurs, but still!)

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  2. If you and your readers love ruffles you should check out this blog (if you haven't already). Disney (yes, that's her real name!) loves ruffles too. She's currently not posting a lot, but has many ruffly tutorials available. Ruffles and Stuff is here: http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/

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  3. Can we be friends in real life so I can get one of those bad boys for Christmas? SO MUCH PRETTY.

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  4. I cannot wait to make this! It looks amazing! I just stumbled upon your blog and its really great! I'm new to the whole blogging thing and have a lot to learn!

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  5. Ha ha ha. I am so excited this went over better than the yarn wrapping. :)

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  6. YAY, I am so happy you had fun making this! Yours turned out so beautiful! And I was laughing as I read your post--you have a way with words! Great writing!

    xoxo,
    ashley
    www.littlemissmomma.com

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  7. WOW, it's pretty!! I love it!!
    Too bad we're not friends in real life...
    I'll never get this necklace for Christmas... Boo.

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  8. That is so pretty and it DOES look like something Anthropologie would sell!

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  9. Beautiful necklace! I love ruffles! :) Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I can't remember how I stumbled upon your blog, but I love it. Congrats on your pregnancy and keep crafting! :)

    ~E
    http://ruffledlife.blogspot.com

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  10. This is awesome. Ruffles are my favorite. I want to add them to everything. I am thinking these would make sweet hair bows if your shy baby is in fact a girl :)

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  11. I am the third person today who wishes I was friends with you in real life... (especially around xmas time LOL)

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  12. May I say that yours turned out much better than the tutorial. :) I think the golden chain fits much better. So pretty and so unique!

    I wish I could pull off wearing something like this but I think I am too much of a minimalist when it comes to clothing.

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  13. I love love love this! I'm totally going to make this sometime :)

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  14. Oh my gosh! That necklace is insanely cute! You could totally sell those. Lol. I am saving this tutorial so that I can try this myself. It looks like something that would cost tons and definitely looks like something that would be found at Anthropologie. Haha. So cute! Thanks for sharing. Oh and: Ryan Reynolds needs to calm down with those abs in The Proposal. Seriously. They're too distracting! ;)

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  15. That looks great! Good job!
    I'm not sure if I could make something like that. It requires patience. Which I have little of. But it looks great, and even better that you made it yourself!

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  16. That necklace is beautiful. I'm really loving the t-shirts with ruffles that are all over the stores and that necklace is the perfect way to make ALL my t-shirts ruffled.

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  17. Wow that's very pretty! It turned out well. :)

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