Monday, February 21, 2011

Accessorizing: Bib Necklace

I’ve admired the bib necklaces many ladies in blogland have made. I just haven’t been so sure that I’d be able to pull it off.

I’m very fashion apprehensive—maybe I’m still scarred from the fact that I wore most fashions about a year or two after they went out of style until I was in high school. Yeah, I was the girl in fifth grade who thought it was cool that my teacher had the same stretch pants as me—never mind that she was 50. I was also the girl who only wore Keds because anything else made my feet look big—even though I have small feet for my height. I also was just sure that my toothpick thin body must look fat if I wore sweats. And my vests and oversized sweaters made their appearances long after no one else was wearing them. And after I finally settled into a more classic look, I was afraid that if I tried to venture out into a trendier world, people would think I was trying to fit in with the cool crowd… and that concern still hangs over me as I shop at almost 30 years old. Can we say insecure? So I’ve been challenging myself to just wear something if I like the look. No more worrying about if people think I’m cool enough to pull it off.

Which leads me to Saturday night. I was excited to wear my refashioned turtleneck to work/church that evening, and thought it would be fun to dress it up a bit. Checking out all the projects from CSI Project’s accessory challenge helped me take the plunge to finally making a bib necklace. I’m not so into the really big necklaces, so I thought a more dainty one would be a good way to get my feet wet.

I gathered some fabric strips and ribbon in varying shades of pink, along with my hot glue gun…

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…and quickly made a necklace I was happy to wear!

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I really like pink with gray.

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Jace liked it too. He thought it was fun to pull on. It came untied on one of his tugs, and he’s been trying ever since to pull it off again. Not so fun. But not so un-fun that I won’t wear it again. In fact, I liked it so much that I came home from church and sewed up a fun belt that coordinated well and picked out an outfit for church on Sunday just to go with the necklace and belt. And then even more people liked it! And I would have taken pictures of that outfit too, but I forgot and changed into sweats (which I’m not afraid to wear now). Maybe I’ll take a picture tomorrow… that is if I feel like changing out of sweats.

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  1. Pink and gray is one of my favorite combinations (and the reason almost all of my purse accessories are those two colors).
    That necklace is gorgeous - those ribbon flowers are just stunning. Plus it looks fab on you!

  2. Beautiful! Your fabric manipulation is so great! Love it! Stoppin by from Sew Chatty's party:)Newest follower!!

  3. It look's great, Perfect color combo!

  4. r u going to post a tutorial, btw? :D

  5. I love the necklace!! Its so pretty, Jill! :)


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