I went to FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising) in downtown L.A. the other day with my daughter Emma. I had heard so much about the Scholarship Store. Retail companies donate everything in the store that goes towards student scholarships for the school. I can’t believe I hadn’t been until now. They had incredible deals on fabric. Remnants were $1.00 and all other fabric was $2.00 a yard. I happened upon this bin of frog closures. I truly had never seen so many closures in one spot… ever. I grabbed a bag that I thought was really interesting looking for $2.00
These were just so nice. I liked the everything about them. The color, texture, and size were all perfect. These were not your typical frog closures. They did not have a satiny sheen to them.
So, I was mulling over what I could do with these. I layed them out and started messing with them. Then it hit me. I could make a necklace out of these. This would be an Anthropologie inspired necklace.
Here's the initial layout of the necklace.
Here’s the initial layout of the necklace.
This necklace was so simple and easy. This was all I did. After laying the pieces out, I took a needle and thread and sewed the following areas from the back side of the closures.
Sew at marked areas
I made some adjustments as I went. I wanted the necklace to be a little bit fuller in the front so I added one more frog closure to the bottom row.
To open the necklace just open the frog closure in the back. There you have a great necklace that is very simple to create yet makes a bold statement.
Side view of finished necklace
I can’t wait to wear this in the summer with a cute dress.