August 2, 2011

DIY: Lanvin Ellipse Strand Inspired Necklace

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I'm a necklace girl and I love pearls. Those are the reasons the Lanvin Ellipse Strand Necklace scream out to me. The necklace is versatile and it can be worn with a pretty dress or jeans and a blazer... But to spend $485 on it is out of the question so I decided to DIY!



The Lanvin Ellipse Strand Necklace, $485 at Ssense



To start you will need a ribbon about two arms length long (I decided to make my necklace black, just personal preference), sew a thread about an arms length long on the ribbon and tie a knot on top of it to hide the thread. Alternate sewing pearls and sewing the ribbon.

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Vary the ribbon fold by the width or your ribbon fold pattern. Don't worry about making your folds perfect, you want the ribbon folds to look somewhat messy.

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Alternate threading 1 pearl and 2 pearls between each ribbon fold to vary it up.

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After the necklace is long enough for you, sew the other end of the thread to the ribbon and tie a knot on the opposite side. And you're done!

The DIY Lanvin necklace cost around $8 because I used Swarovsky pearls. If I was to use regular pearls the necklace would cost less than $5. What a steal huh?! :)

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