Prom season is quickly approaching. Who
better to help you than Kym, our very own Accessories Expert. She will keep
you updating on new prom fashions and answer all your questions. You want an
important night like this to be perfect, so let Kym help!
More Cheap Accessories: Necklaces
These are surprisingly easy to make. The key, as usual, is to TAKE YOUR
TIME and plan ahead. Draw out what you want your necklace to look like.
Keep in mind the neckline of you gown and the style it portrays.
Buy jewelry wire (about $1.15). This jewelry lifesaver is flexible but a
lot stronger than string. (I wouldn't personally recommend string unless it
is really strong!) Purchase the beads at the craft store. Purchase beads
that match your dress. Keep in mind how large and prominent you want your
necklace to be. Is it a focal point or just a simple add-on?
The simplest necklaces to make are single strand. These necklaces are
strung on one string and are simply plain. But boring? Not so! You can add
spacer beads, sequins, and pearls to make these look fabulous!
The secret is to buy expensive-looking beads. (Though their actually very
cheap.) Pearls look nice. I would not recommend making a rhinestone
necklace, particularly because they tend to be more harder to work with and
usually end up look homemade. Once again, layout your work before you bead.
You won't need a needle for this project -- let the wire thread your
beads. You can also purchase lobster-claw clasps or closures to make your
outcome more professional.
Total cost? Completely dependent upon the beads you pick. $2-$8
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