In terms of my DIY fashion projects, lately I’ve been really into making these time-consuming bib necklaces. (Like this one I made over the holidays.) 🙂 I started this necklace in January after I got my For the Makers box. One of the projects inside was to make these really awesome agate meteor magnets. When I got my box, one of my little agates was broken. I sent For the Makers an email and they emailed me back saying that they’d get me another agate right away. Well they sent me three more. (So incredibly generous!) When I was playing with all of the agates, I noticed that they fit together in the perfect shape of a bib necklace. So I decided to make one of those instead.
What you need:
–E6000 super glue
-Ribbon or lightweight material for the tie
-Suede piece (Repurpose some thrift shop leather or find it in a craft shop!)
–Agates, or here (Or you can find them on Etsy.)
-I used these square beads
-And glass beads
Once you’ve got a nice shape, you can trace it on your suede and then cut it out. Since the agate has such a natural, earthy feel, I wanted to use a taupe-colored suede and earthy beads to go with the natural vibes of the .
I wanted to have a way to finish the edges of the suede so I chose to do a blanket stitch all the way around. Watch this video for a tutorial. (It’s super easy.) 🙂
To make the straps, I used some spare fabric that I had and stitched long rectangular tubes, leaving one end open. I snipped the excess fabric and then flipped the tube inside out so that the seam hides inside the tube. Then I stitched the ends of the tube to the top of the necklace.