Thursday, January 4, 2018

Redesigning the Carnation Necklace

Believe it or not, I have had this carnation necklace for 7 years. Here's how it looked previously.

Not very spectacular, eh? Nevertheless, although simplistic, it was worn with love and was cared for and let me tell you there is no sign of wear or tear although I thought the jersey will certainly resist the tooth of time.I expected the carnation and the leaves to start fraying, but no sir! No such thing! 
That also means I am a good fabric jewelry keeper :)

So, as it happened, I was going through my fabric necklaces, choosing which ones to keep, maybe redesign some and change and take aside necklaces in need to retire. As I saw this one, I immediately knew it had to stay and be changed.

I loved the braided part so I left it intact, wrapped yarn around the tubes up to the beaded part and from there I crocheted the trims. I didn't have a specific pattern for this, just made it up as I went. So this had its life prolonged and I am happy I will wear it for some years more.

My fabric carnation tutorial (ancient old, mind you) was a tremendous hit for years if you want to try it and here's the post revealing the old carnation necklace.


Marjan Hoebeke-Pfaff said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Such a joy you're able to keep the necklace! Would have been a pity really!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Marjan. It really makes plain tees more beautiful :)

Kate said...

It's a lovely makeover Maya.

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Kate! I get attached to things very often and it is very hard to let go :)

Sigrid Swinnen said...

The crochet is a perfect addition! It's great fun to upgrade old creations, now you can enjoy it even more and longer.
I've got some old unfinished crochet projects too, that I can't just throw away. They're just waiting until I've got the right idea for them. :-)

Maya Kuzman said...

Isn't it. I too have tons of such. Mostly samples hoping to become something.

handmade by amalia said...

Lovely. I adore this shade of pink.

Monika Bourderioux said...

Very nice creation and lovely colour! Happy New Year, hugs.

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Monika!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Simply gorgeous Maya!!
Thank you for sharing your design at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring it at tonight's party.