Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Royally Recycled - Ivory Necklace

At the St. James yard sale last Saturday, I found this pretty little Old Navy tank top ($0.50).  There was a small stain on the back.  I had not used cotton for my flowers before, but I thought the fabric was beautiful in a shabby chic sort of way, and I thought that it would make some beautiful jewelry.
The picture really doesn't do this one justice.  I didn't want to wait for natural light, though.  Instant gratification!  I chose to sew these flowers on to the necklace back piece because it ended up being much lighter than the polyester pieces. 

The leftover fabric will become individual flowers for hairpieces, pins, etc.  And for those of you who are curious, the scrap fabric is going to my talented mom for doll stuffing.  I will post pics of her dolls soon!