Mom's Costume Pearls into a Collar Necklace, a Restyle

Mom's Costume Pearls into a Collar Necklace, a Restyle
Photo: Cyndi Coon

With a few steps, Mom's vintage costume pearls can be restyled and gifted, just in time for Mothers Day.

This restyle project was inspired by a collar necklace spotted at Anthropologie with a price tag of $78, but we'll show you how to make one yourself for just pennies.

Learn how to make a restyled pearl necklace after the jump.

MATERIALS:
-- Costume Pearls
-- Felt
-- Tulle Netting
-- Satin Ribbon (1 in. wide)
-- Scissors
-- Fabric Glue


METHOD:
1. Cut the old pearl necklaces apart, discarding the cording and stashing the loose beads in a bowl
2. Cut a felt shape as the form you'd like the base of the collar necklace

Mom's Costume Pearls into a Collar Necklace, a Restyle
Photo: Cyndi Coon

3. Begin in one area and lay down a generous amount of fabric glue, begin building a layer of pearl beads on top of the glue

Mom's Costume Pearls into a Collar Necklace, a Restyle
Photo: Cyndi Coon

4. Repeat this over the whole collar shape to cover with pearl beads

Mom's Costume Pearls into a Collar Necklace, a Restyle
Photo: Cyndi Coon

5. Cut a piece of light colored tulle to cover the front completely and wrap around to the back, this is act like a catch in case any of the glued on beads fall off

Mom's Costume Pearls into a Collar Necklace, a Restyle
Photo: Cyndi Coon

6. Once you wrap the tulle around the back cut the overage into one inch stripes, down to the alignment with the felt, lay a bead of glue down all along the edge and push the tulle on to the glue

Mom's Costume Pearls into a Collar Necklace, a Restyle
Photo: Cyndi Coon

7. Cut small strips of the felt and cover the bead of glue to secure the tulle in place

Mom's Costume Pearls into a Collar Necklace, a Restyle
Photo: Cyndi Coon

8. Now take the satin ribbon, cut it into three pieces, 24 inches long each

Mom's Costume Pearls into a Collar Necklace, a Restyle
Photo: Cyndi Coon

9. Tie the three pieces together at one end

Mom's Costume Pearls into a Collar Necklace, a Restyle
Photo: Cyndi Coon

10. Braid them all together and tie the other end of them together

Mom's Costume Pearls into a Collar Necklace, a Restyle
Photo: Cyndi Coon

11. On the back of the collar necklace place fabric glue at the top and press the tied knots of the ribbon braids into the glue, cover with a strip of felt to secure in place, trim the felt once dry

Mom's Costume Pearls into a Collar Necklace, a Restyle
Photo: Cyndi Coon

12. Allow to dry and you are ready to wear or give as a gift

Mom's Costume Pearls into a Collar Necklace, a Restyle
Photo: Cyndi Coon

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