I had a choice tonight; go to pilates or make something. I made something, this is quick and easy and perfect if you feel like a mid-week make. I brought the beaded "bib" from a newly discovered trimmings shop on Noel Street it's next to The Silk Society (the best fabric shop in the world in my opinion) and was relatively cheap at £5, you get lots of jewels for your money. Here's how to make:
You need a beaded motif, bondaweb, some leather or pleather, 2 x 18cm length of chain, lobster clasp and ring and 4 jump rings.
Roughly cut round your shape, then trace the shape onto your bondaweb and your leather and cut out. Using a hot iron and pressing cloth fuse the bonaweb and leather and then the leather and the beaded shape. Cut round the shape close to the edge make sure you don't cut the beading.
Fasten the lobster clasp to one end of the pieces of chain and the ring to the other. Make a small hole about 0.5cm from the edge of the motif (in the same place on both sides) thread the jump rings through and add the chain, thats it!
Photographed on some of my favourite pages of this months Lula magazine (I'm in love with the Jason Wu dress in the top picture) and a close up of the beading.