pearl collared

I am sooooo excited to show you all this detachable collar i made!!

A little while ago my friend Casey pinned this unbelievable vintage collar on Pinterest. I was in love – and heartbroken at the same time because I couldn’t have it. So I decided to make my own version! I first drafted the scallop edge collar, and then I begun the arduous task of beading it.

After almost 12 hours of solid bead work, I was finally done – exhausted, but thrilled beyond belief. It’s obviously not exactly the same as the original, but it’s close enough that i couldn’t be happier!!!

And don’t worry – I’ve got some detailed photos of the process that I’ll share with you in a few days – i just want to digitize the collar pattern first, so that you’ll have a pattern to download :)

So what do you think?!!?

Pearly detachable collar: Megan Nielsen
Sweater: Jcrew 
Skirt: thrifted & hemmed
Shoes: Banana Republic
Belt: pinched from my moms closet years ago 

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  1. says

    That is fantastic!!! What a great piece to have in your wardrobe! I can’t imagine how cramped your fingers must’ve been after beading for 12 hours ( i hope you had breaks!).

  2. says

    The collar is beautiful!! You can see how much work went into it but hopefully it will be a family heirloom and worth it!

    And I love your outfit– mustard and creme perfection! I’m dying for your skirt, I’ve been searching for a pleated creme skirt for a year!

  3. says

    Wow, I can’t believe you made that! It looks like something you’d buy! I love your skirt too. I’ve been seeing a lot of pleated skirts on Pinterest lately. I just might have to go thrifting this weekend to look for one! :)

  4. says

    GORGEOUS!!! I’ve been contemplating making a beaded collar (not that I need one–I have one vintage piece already; but more than one is never bad, right? ;), and now you’ve inspired me! I’ve been whipping up just plain fabric collars of late, but your embellished version easily tops those! :)