Capsule #2 // Outfit 6
I fell fast and hard for this necklace…and then found out it was $260. Umm…no. So I decided to get crafty and MAKE IT. Seriously, I cannot tell you how proud I am. I DON’T MAKE THINGS. I haven’t made a necklace since like 4th grade. So this was a pretty big deal.
It took some major searching to find these beads too, let me tell you. If you checked my google search history, it would include a lot of nonsense like “long beads” “extra long metal beads” and “world’s longest brass beads.” Which produced little to no results, as I’m sure you can imagine. Getting the wording down was tricky, but finally I found EXACTLY what I needed, and I couldn’t be more excited about this crazy statement necklace. It’s awesome.
On another note, these shoes are my favorite for dinners out on the town. My style is WAY to casual for stilettos, but I’ve officially decided that a heel can go unfancy if it’s chunky.
Shirt: American Eagle
Necklace: BUY or MAKE (you’ll need about 40 beads)
Shorts: American Eagle
Shoes: Dolce Vita
Love the clutch!
I love, love, LOVE your style! I have been wanting to pare down my wardrobe, but haven’t found quite the right style inspiration to do so. You make it look chic and easy! So excited to have found your blog. Keep ’em coming!
Liz! Thank you for your kind words! xoxo Caroline
I love that necklace! WOW! How did you make that, I’d love to know!
What type of string and clasp did you use for the necklace? I am so obsessed with it that I ordered the beads as soon as I followed your link to Etsy! They arrived yesterday, and I can’t wait to put it together :) Any recommendations or lessons learned?
Hey girl! I’m no jewelry maker, so I kind of improvised. I got everything from Hobby Lobby: I used black leather cords, and for the clasp I used three large “o” rings. I tied each of the leather cords between two of the “o” rings, and used the third one to clasp them together. Here’s a link to a photo: http://www.un-fancy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/20140423-133338.jpg :) xoxo Caroline
This necklace, paired with a tragic allergy to non-precious metal, has given me inspiration to cut up plastic straws, spray paint, and thread on leather cord!
I love this site and your style. Thanks for spreading the word of minimalism in such a chic package.
Hi I’m a new reader and have been super inspired by your capsules, in the process of weeding through my eclectic collection and making it more classic with just the odd statement piece here and there (a girl’s got to have some excitement in her life, right?). I must say I much prefer your diy necklace to the Sight Unseen one :) What kind of clasp did you use at the back?
Love your blog Caroline! Quick question, WHERE did you find those beads?? I’m in love!
After reading your blog and experimenting with a capsule for about six months, I’ve gone back to the beginning! Just gotta say, I love your necklace, and like it even more than the $260 version. You made it sound so easy, but your beads layer so nicely. How did that happen?