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.
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.
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.
I can’t wait to wear this in the summer with a cute dress.