My sister-in-law Lisa found this necklace at Stella & Dot. It's designed to be worn by a little girl and we both loved it. She wasn't willing to pay the $32 price tag and I took one look and knew I could re-create it. Here's my finished product. What do you think of the original and my recreation of it?
I was going to add a jeweled brad to the center of my flower like they'd done in the original but I didn't have one so I would have had to buy a pack and I also loved how 3 dimensional mine was. I would have had to flatten the flower to add the jewel so I left it as is. I like how the edges are starting to fray.
I do wish that the fabric I used for my flower matched the ribbon a little bit better but this was the best I could find.
The original tied on with a bow but I thought that seemed like it would be finicky to put on a two year old so I added a clasp with a bow for decoration.
In the original they made the flower removable on a clip so it could be added to your girl's hair but since Lisa doesn't like the flower in hair look I decided to skip that and sewed it on instead.
Using some rough calculations I figure I spent about $12 making this necklace but I have supplies left (minus ribbon) to make probably 3 more. That puts each necklace at about $5. Eventually there will be a bracelet to match but I'm in no hurry. This is going to be a birthday gift for Gwen in September when she turns two. Hopefully she, and Lisa love it.