I like collecting and wearing accessories but the pretty ones always come with hefty price tags. Maybe other people would not see it expensive though but to me, spending more than RM30 for a piece of necklace is already considered as a splurge. One thing about fashion accessory is you could not wear it too often. Most of the time we have to match it with our outfits or ocassions and that is one reason why I don't like spending so much on a piece of 'art' that stays in the wardrobe longer than be seen. Let also not forget about the trends that come and go. From retro to rock chic to tribal to you-name-it-all... haiyaa how to cope and that is one HUGE reason why I like making DIY accessories.
We have seen peter pan collar during childhood especially on gowns and cotton smocking dresses. They are cute aren't they and I am glad that the adults can also wear them too nowadays in a form of necklace. I personally think peter pan collar reflects femininity and able to transform an outfit from boring to something. It is easier when it comes in a form of necklace because we can just match and wow any suitable outfit that we want to. I have to admit that peter pan collar necklace is among the easiest handmade necklace I have done so far and I am sharing my experience with you here.
Thanks to the internet and also creative individuals out there, finding a peter pan collar template is OSE aka. Oh So Easy. Got a template from kristyneale.typepad (thanks for sharing!) as a start and printed two shapes on an A4 paper. The shapes were cut accordingly and attached to felt cloth with needles. The next process was easy because I just need to cut the felt according to the shapes and the latter step was decorating it. The shapes were then attached with ribbons and ta-daa.....
my pinky pearly peter pan collar necklace
Pink + Pearls = Perfect Pair
The entire process could be done in an hour actually but for a mother-with-a-toddler like me, it took me longer because I could only stick the pearls during leisure time. Started the night earlier and managed to complete it just after sahur yesterday. I was happy so I did not wait long and immediately wore it to the office.
...with pinky, pearly & glittery Diva bracelets plus charm bracelet watch from Guess.
Just like Aerosmith's song - pink is definitely my obsession.
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