So the colder weather today got me thinking of Fall Fashion. Upon searching fall fashion trends(ok I can hardly keep from giggling, admitting I actually did this)it turns out that pearls are in this fall. Not your plain grandma's pearls but the layered look.
Yet the multi-strand pearl necklaces I have found are anywhere from $20 to $500 not exactly what this mommy wants to pay. Even $20 for this thrifty mommy can be spent better.
What if I told you you can create the same look $5? Now that I can do.
What I used:
Two strands of pearls (approx the same length) Thrift store $1.50 each.
There are usually plenty of lonely pearl strands to choose from.
One spool of sheer ribbon. $2
Total: $5 (but I can use the leftover ribbon for other projects.
Take your necklaces and line them up. You want to have one clasp on one end and the other clasp on the other. Hook the end of one necklace to the end of the other so you have one necklace. If you are a jewelry maker, you can open a jump ring sideways and connect them that way but for a quick anybody fix you can just hook them together with the clasps.
Then you take your sheer ribbon and cut three strands that are a bit longer than your necklace strands. Tie the ends of the ribbons inside a loop if there is one, or just around the necklace between two pearls. This adds another layer to the necklace.
There you have it.
Other fall trends...
Military inspired jackets
Skin tone shoes
Grey tones, for jeans, jackets and sweaters.
And Pearls of course!