as most of you who read my blog know, i am obsessed with all things granny from clothes right down to doilies. i have quite a collection that i am always looking to create things with and if you read my last post you will also know that i love anthropologie. their home decor department has my heart, along with their clothes and their accessories. their prices however, not so much, so i am always trying to figure out ways to recreate some of the amazing things they carry to help my bank account stay above the negative. i was browsing their necklaces last night, hence my last post, and saw this. i thought to myself, "self, i can totally make that." and so i did.
this project was completely free to me because i had all of the materials in my studio but would most likely cost around $5 for those who needed to buy a doily (under a buck at your local thrift store) and some chain, jumprings & a clasp (around $4 from your local craft store.) and it took me under five minutes from start to finish. the end result is spot on and it saved me fourty two dollars.
one medium sized doily.
chain, jump rings & clasps.
needle & thread.
fold your doily just above the half way mark towards the top of the center detail, as shown above. next open the end of your chain rings with your pliers and attatch on an outer section of your doily around the fold. if the chain you are using has small rings then add jump rings to the ends of your chain and attatch the jump rings to the doily. do this on both sides at approximately the same spot of your doily. apply clasp to the center of your chain if using a shorter length of chain that wont fit over your head.
next stitch around the folded seam of your doily from back to front with matching thread. this will make the fold permanent and give it a crisp, clean look.
stitch from one end of your doily all the way across to the other end. clip your thread strings and voila... you're finished.
i cannot wait to wear mine. i'm thinking it will look adorable with a black vintage dress that has a plain neckline. such a cute & simple way to dress it up! i will of course share pics once i have done so. *winks.*