collar

So I always lust over fringed necklaces on etsy (especially ombre dipped ones OMG), but have never bought one.  I have PLENTY of fringe left over from my bathroom decorating and from a garment I’m currently working on, so I got to work.

Before – a fugly AE choker necklace that I bought when I was 18 or 19 because my naive self thought “omg it’s so edgy”.  But what no one actually told me was how it actually looked more like a dog collar wrapped in burlap ribbon.

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I simply unwrapped the ribbon that was woven through the large silver links and, luckily, the interwoven chains were left unharmed, adding some fun decorative detail to the plain silver chain.

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After – I sewed the edge of the fringed trim to the links of the choker, which was incredibly easy (but I plan to replace the ivory thread I used with clear fishing line).  I am now the proud creator and owner of a fringed bib choker necklace, with some added detailing.  It cost me absolutely nothing to make and it’s exactly what I wanted (and now looks nothing like a dog collar).

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xx,

catiemaxie

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