I wanted to show you the little necklace I made. I recycled it, actually. It was a double strand gold chain with large pearls at different intervals. It didn't cost very much, so I decided to jazz it up a bit.
I tied and knotted some gorgeous scrapbooking fibres to cover the chain. It was more work than I anticipated because I wanted it to look chunky and uneven and a little interesting, so I had to vary my knots and sizes.
I sewed three colours of Swarovski Crystals onto the fibre bits after I was done with the tying. This photo really doesn't do justice to those little crystals because they really, really sparkle.
I added a tiny bow of sheer ribbon and here it is! Ready to wear with my brocade jacket from Anthropologie... but a mere fraction of the price of their amazing necklaces.