The statement necklace is an accessory that will never truly go out of style. The shapes may change, the types of stones used may change, but it's a classic. I'm so glad the the blog Trinkets in Bloom (TiB) created such a wonderful informative post that inspired my new necklace!
1. Plastic Rhinestones ( any craft shop I got mine from Michael's and JoAnn's)
2. Plastic Canvas (you can find this a JoAnn's or a craft shop Micheal's does not carry this item.
3. Ribbon ( most craft shops or a Fabric Shop)
4. 20 gauge wire
8. Glue ( I used E6000)
For a step by step guide to the project check out the Trinkets in Bloom blog it's great!
What I did differently:
- Instead of cutting a rectangle sheet like TiB is I bought a plastic sheet that was pre cut round ( same price as the rectangle shaped one) cut it in half and then thinned it out to the necklace shape.
- I used silver wire instead of gold
- I used all black and clear Rhinestones for a different look.
- I actually stitched (just a few large basic ones anyone can do it) my ribbon on to the back prior to gluing it on as well as prior to gluing any rhinestones on.
- Use Rhinestones in a setting, for a more expensive look ( will be a more expensive price tag as well)
- Try this as a cuff bracelet (glue plastic onto a cuff)
- Cut into shapes other than a bib i.e. large pyramid