“Life is made up of a few moments all strung together like pearls. Each moment is a pearl, and it is up to us to pick the ones with the highest luster. If we do not have time to do great things, take a few gentle moments and do small small things in a great way.”
Pearls can be your perfect little addition to complete your look, dressed up or down. Last week, Grace and I did two valentines day looks for our little collabo. I already posted details on the casual look last week. In case you missed that one, you can check it out HERE.
Today’s post will be on how to make the accessories we wore for the dressy date idea. We went with pearls because we think pearls have a sense of elegance attached to them and also because they are darn cute!! Here’s how:-
Peals in all preferred sizes and colors
Bangle size memory wire
Ordinary Fishing line
Stretchy fishing line
Jump-rings/ Jewelry wire
Grace’s dangling earrings
Same technique used HERE but instead of buttons, we used pearls.
Cut out the length of memory wire you want. Hook one end and bead the coil in whatever pattern. Use the pliers to secure the ends.
This is how they look when done
Measure the size of your hand and add a few extra inches for allowance. Take care to not stretch the stretchy fishing line when measuring your hand size. Start beading the fishing line and towards the ends, add crimp beads. Once desired length is achieved, overlap the thread so that now it will go through the pearls twice. Get to the end of the threads and then crush the crimp beads to secure the bracelets.
Measure the length of necklace you want and multiply by 2. Add a few more extra inches for allowance. Bead the fishing line.
It’s supposed to look like this when done beading
Thread the lobster hook as well through the fishing line on one side and then fold over and put the fishing line through the beads on that side again. Crush the crimp beads to secure the fishing line and the lobster hook.
Do the same on the other side using a jump ring instead of the lobster hook. Your necklace will then look like this.
This was such a fun shoot! Here are some of the photos.
All photos by @shaka-guru on Instagram
See Grace’s blog post HERE for more on this look.
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Lovely week people and remember Love, Faith and Hope ALWAYS!!!:)