Saturday, March 22, 2014

Dior Inspired Cluster Necklace

I've been seeing this beautiful Dior Cluster Necklace in every fashion magazine this spring.  It's only custom order AND it's priced at $4,500!  I made a version of it for $5 and I have to say, I'm pretty happy with the result.  I used pearl trim which is inexpensive and comes in an endless array of colors!  It's just like Mardi Gras beads, but much smaller and on a roll.  Check at JoAnn Fabric and Craft stores or on for a nice variety.  Make sure to stock up on E-6000 glue, too because that's all you'll need to put this fantastic necklace together!

My gorgeous niece, Ani
Watch the video!
You'll Need:
Plastic hair band
Pearl trim
Transparent tape
Add some E-6000 to the end of the headband.
Tape the end of the pearl trim in place and start wrapping the headband.
Add more glue and keep wrapping until you reach the other end.
Cut about 100 pieces of pearl trim in various lengths (from 3" to 6") 
Add about 2" of E-6000 glue along the end of the now beaded headband.
Place your longer strands on top of the glue, one strand next to the other like fringe.
Shorter strands toward the back of the choker.
Flip the choker over and repeat the process to create fullness.
Let the necklace dry for at least an hour.

This is the original Dior Necklace and my inspiration.

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