Tuesday, 11 March 2014


11 MARCH 2014

So, I saw a post on fellow craft blog Design Sponge to make your own DIY statement necklace. A sucker for anything shiny and crafty, I naturally couldn't wait to make my own.

A few months ago I bought some vintage Rhinestones from a lovely lady called Anne at Pretty Vintage Rhinestones. This online Aladdin's Cave is a craft-lovers paradise - the perfect place to find that obscure something you're looking for but just can't find anywhere! Anne was the first person I thought of to help me with my craft project, and as always she didn't disappoint.

To make my statement collar I glued my hand-selected rhinestones to a piece of felt, cut around it closely with scissors, and stitched to a length of satin cord which I had doubled over and twisted together. I sewed a button to one end of the cord for fastening.

Ignoring the rhinestone that dropped off on my desk this morning (nothing a little dab of glue couldn't fix!), I would say that the first outing of my handmade statement collar was a success! White shirts and pastel colours are a match made in heaven. Let me know what you think.


  1. It looks lovely Han, well done!

  2. Fantastic Han as always. You could sell these commercially

  3. What a lovely idea! I wear a lot of collars, and I'm always looking for ways to dress up my wardrobe.

    x. jill
    beck daily

  4. Hannah this is beautiful. You are very sweet and obviously very talented. Thank you for mentioning my EBay shop Pretty Vintage Rhinestones.My Ebay ID is anner845. I also have a facebook page for Pretty Vintage Rhinestones. I am going to continue to follow your blog and might even get baking.xx