Friday, November 6, 2009

DIY - Bib Necklace and Giveaway (CLOSED)

My DIY skills are nowhere close to Maegan's. She's amazingly creative and talented. I'm pretty sure the crafts she brought home from Kindergarten are more astounding than what I can do now as a grown adult, but last weekend I gave some thought as to what would be easy enough for me to do. And came up with this...
 Cropped Velvet Blazer - Zara(ages ago), Belt - Vintage, Bib Necklace - DIY
Ring - Thrifted, Black 3/4 Sleeve Tee - Down East Basics
Tweed Trousers - Aritzia, Shoes - Coach
If you want to give this simple DIY a try... 
Get Yourself Some:
Ribbon, Scissors, Tweezers(for picking up small beads or flat embellishments), Glue, Glue Gun, Needle and Thread (if sewing on buttons or beading), Felt (for Front), Felt with Adhesive Backing (for Back), Buttons, Old Jewellery and Beads

You Need To:
1. Draw a bib outline or use an existing bib necklace to trace outline.
2. Cut out shape.
3. Play around with placement of beads, buttons, etc.
4. Once you're satisfied with placement, glue and/or sew beads, buttons, etc.
5. Cut two pieces of ribbon  to be used to tie around your neck. Give allowance to tie the bow.
6. Glue ribbon onto the back using glue gun.
7. Cut the adhesive felt so it's the same height as your bib necklace front felt, but wider.
8. Peel off the adhesive and place the necklace front onto the sticky side of the adhesive felt. You can move it around about but it's pretty sticky so be careful with the positioning. Once the top and bottom line up, pat down to secure.
9. Cut around adhesive felt.
Ta-dah!
 
[added more studs to fill the gaps]
I showed it to S as soon as I was done. His response: "pretty bib". And was beyond amused to learn I referred to this "craft" as a *bib necklace*. In his mind it's more *bib* than necklace. I know it's not perfect but it's made with LOVE! I made two so I wanted to pass one onto YOU, along with these stackable rings from H&M (approx. size 6/7)
1. Leave a comment on this post.
2. For 2 entries, be or become a follower and let me know in your comment.
3. For 3 entries, spread the word on your blog and provide me with the link on separate comment.
4. International readers welcome.
5. Open till Nov 15th. Winner will be announced that week.
Also, NEW ITEMS available at My Designer Finds! 
Men's 7 for all Mankind Jeans, Metallic Sweater Tank and CK Jacket!
Plus FALL MARKDOWNS so do check it out!
Happy Weekend!
xx Ela

65 comments:

  1. so cute and clever :D thumbs up! :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. WHAT? I want an Elly Welly bib! I would totes rock that out!

    And I'm pretty sure YOUR kindergarten crafts trump any DIY I can do. I am so not crafty. Sucks. So I'll just have to win yours! BOOYA!

    :) XOXO! Oh, and I'd follow you anywhere. duh.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh, my GOODNESS, Ela!! What a great necklace!!! That is SO next on my to-do list...unless I win it first!! :D Please pick me... :)


    clothedmuch.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh, you make me want to have a go at making a bib necklace! Yours is really pretty!!! You should give yourself more credit, Ela:)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Very cute! I love DIY things:)
    valerie
    abutterflybyday.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. so cute and clever!!! i love these types of heavy beaded bib necklace thingys but they dont suit me bc of my big boobs, it just looks funny and they never lie flat and its all wrong! argh. :(

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow. Great job! That looks oustanding! I really do love it!

    ReplyDelete
  8. i blogged about it here;
    http://peachrainbow.blogspot.com/2009/11/giveaway-for-bib-necklace-and-some.html

    ReplyDelete
  9. i blogged about it here;
    http://peachrainbow.blogspot.com/2009/11/giveaway-for-bib-necklace-and-some.html

    ReplyDelete
  10. i blogged about it here;
    http://peachrainbow.blogspot.com/2009/11/giveaway-for-bib-necklace-and-some.html

    ReplyDelete
  11. Fabulous DIY, Ela! I love it. You are so talented, it kills me. :) I wish I had your skillz...sigh. And yes, that is a z at the end. You're so cool the s became a z. Hehe.
    Obviously I'm a follower. :)

    PS. Still working on your e-mail! :P

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wow, that came out amazing! Great job. That looks like something that wouldn't too difficult to do however I'm sure one I started I would make it into a hot mess!

    Please enter me in your fabulous giveaway my dear. You know I stalk...I mean follow you :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wow bravo- I am totally impressed! I need to step up my DIY skills :)

    I am of course a follower!

    PS: I have those rings from H&M [great minds... :) ]! But don't let that stop you from choosing me, hehe.

    Enjoy your weekend, Ela! :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. ela crafts FOR FREE!?!?!?! count me in lady! oh yes...uh huh!

    your DIY is way impressive. as someone wise once said, you "DIY-d the sh*t out of it!". HAHA! i was that wise person! hahaha. gawd, i crack myself up.

    anywho, 2 entries in. HAPPY FRIDAY LOVER!

    ReplyDelete
  15. wow! little bit Marni and little bit Lanvin. That's sure...AMAZING!

    XoXo

    ReplyDelete
  16. OMG!! You are a genius! I looooooove it. It is a great piece. I really want to make it. Good job!

    xoxo
    B* a la Moda

    ReplyDelete
  17. Wow, that's so cool! Thanks for a great giveaway!
    avetaar(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love bib necklaces...thanks for this DIY.

    ReplyDelete
  19. You look lovely and the necklace turned out very well!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Oh, S. just doesn't know what he's talking about - seriously, you should know better than to ask a hetero dude about fashion... tsk tsk. My guy thinks every cloak or cape I own looks like something a superhero would wear... which technically I guess I am ;-) Anyway, I think you did a fab job! They're selling stuff like this in Mango (in black) and if you hadn't said, I thought yours would be one of them!

    Hope you have a fantabulous weekend my dear!

    ReplyDelete
  21. your bib diy is FANTASTIC!!! well done!!!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  22. You are so creative! I seriously think I am going to try.

    ReplyDelete
  23. beautiful, I might have to try this.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Hi,
    Great! It looks amazing. You are very crative;) Have a FANTASTIC WEEKEND!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I am on my knees, bowing to your amazing crafting abilities... What?!?!? You made this?!?!?! I am blown away... and I love that S knew right away it was a bib :) I have stopped attempting DIY projects. 1) Someone gets hurt, as in my fingers end up getting superglued together and then it's off to the ER... 2) I have no skills. Zero. None... and it's just easier to sit on the couch and eat ice cream then exert effort only to be disappointed in the end, so I might as well just do what makes me happpy and that I know I am good at right out of the gates...
    But count me in for this fun giveaway :) And of course I follow you- and will forever and ever (or as long as S lets you keep playing around in bloggie world!! Dear S, please let Ela play forever and ever, please. Thanks.)

    ReplyDelete
  26. Ok this necklace you made is seriously amazing! It looks so gorgeous on you! I swear you could sell these in designer stores! Have a great weekend XOXO

    ReplyDelete
  27. I think that you did a wonderful job with it!!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. OMG, A++ on the DIY job. That bib necklace is runway perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Just signed on as a follower, I have been wanting to try this forever, thank you for the tutorial...maybe someday soon I will gather the resources and courage!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Amazing necklace...love the idea:)

    ReplyDelete
  31. Honey, this is sooooooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful!!!!!!! You are very modest about your DIY skills. I am totally in love with your creation. Now I want one like this myself. :)
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
    xxx

    P.S. Sorry for a late comment - I seem to be a little bit unwell. :(

    ReplyDelete
  32. Absolutely loving the bib necklace!! Definitely an awesome diy :) Ooh and that jacket looks gorgeous. Hope you're having a lovely weekend :)

    ReplyDelete
  33. oh girl I totally dig your DIY necklace! awesome! I'm too lazy/incompetent to do it myself, so maybe I just need to order one from you hahaha :P

    btw love sushi... (referring to your previous post)

    loves

    ReplyDelete
  34. wow! i wish i'm good @ handicraft then i'll be able to DIY alota cute items! pretty necklace u've made! :) N...thanks for being the 15th follower on my blog! :)

    ReplyDelete
  35. Oh heavens, aren't you beautiful, & I love your chic colors & necklace. I'm going to add you my links, & I don't often add. I don't know if that gets me an entry, but do check it out once I add you. Lovely style, pretty DIY.

    xx
    Julia

    ReplyDelete
  36. That is fabulous in every single way possible. Clever, clever, clever, and you look stunning with it!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Hey there. Nice post. Great DIY. Happy Sunday. Hope you've been enjoying the weekend. Take care. Have a great week ahead. Cheers!

    ReplyDelete
  38. you did a fabulous job Ela!! Hope you are having a great weekend ;)

    ReplyDelete
  39. that's beautiful! i would love to make myslef one. nice idea ^^

    PL ♥

    ReplyDelete
  40. Wow this is such a great idea! You are so creative :)
    I love bib necklaces and it is so inspiring to see that you can make them yourself and dont have to pay a fortune for one!
    Awesome post
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  41. Wow it's so creative! Love how you called it your bib necklace :)

    ReplyDelete
  42. What a fun giveaway Ela and I love your outfit and bib necklace, you did such a great job! XO and hope you are enjoying your weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  43. im always impressed with anyone that can do a DIY
    i follow you now and would love a chance to win the necklace because i doubt i could do it myself im hopeless

    ReplyDelete
  44. The bib necklace is so beautiful! I wish I could be half creative as you. Unfortunately I'm not and so I hope I'll win so that I can own one. ;)

    Love your jacket too! :)

    ReplyDelete
  45. oh, I would love to own a piece! you are so incredibly talented my dear!! Thanks for this awesome giveaway :)

    ReplyDelete
  46. Oh chicky, your DIY skills far surpass mine! You know I'm an avid follower already, and I want to be your bib necklace twin! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  47. I love love your DIY the necklace turned out so cute!

    ReplyDelete
  48. I follow your blog!

    beebshaw.blogspot.com
    morgaroo123@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  49. I follow your blog!

    beebshaw.blogspot.com
    morgaroo123@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  50. Wow...you're like extremely uber talented....

    thebeautyfile@gmail.com

    I obvs follow you....

    ReplyDelete
  51. I hope it's not too late to join this giveaway yet!!! Love that necklace but too lazy to do my own DIY. But if I don't win this, I might just have to try myself. =)

    I'm following you thru Bloglovin' and also thru Google Friends here. =)

    ReplyDelete
  52. ELA!!!!!!!!!!! where the heck did this talent come from? that biblace (bib/necklace, haha) looks amazing! looks like something you would get at a high end store. seriously. good job lady! :) i would enter the giveaway but i know i couldn't really rock the biblace like the other ladies here could!

    ReplyDelete
  53. too cute!!! i want it! :)

    i'm a new follower, i found you by way of KS, and i just spent the last 30 minutes prowling around on your blog - love it!

    [fingers crossed for your giveaway!!]

    ReplyDelete
  54. I LOVE how it turned out! Good job, lady!

    ReplyDelete
  55. How did I almost miss this giveaway? OMG! I love what you did. You are amazing!

    I love you SFAM!

    ReplyDelete
  56. Hello. I follow. Yeah, you know that. I follow you. I talk to you. I wear a bracelet that you gave to me. Yeah. Well, I rock bc you are my FRIEND!

    ReplyDelete
  57. PS - I posted it on my sidebar and as you know, it is also in my blog post today.

    SUSHI + TACO + BACON = HEAVEN!

    ReplyDelete
  58. OMG babe the diy bib necklace look sooo good! YOU are sooo GOOD!!!

    Farrah
    www.distrikmode.com

    ReplyDelete
  59. OOhh! What a fabulous bib necklace! It's lovely, edgy, and chic!! I love it. I love DIY.. I'm quite crafty myself. :) Hope you're having a great day... glad to be a new follower. Stay sweet.

    Love & Aloha,
    Sharon

    www.elisharon.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  60. Fun stuff - you are so creative :) I am a follower of course. Love your hat in the latest post by the way!

    ReplyDelete