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Handmade Pearl Detachable Collar

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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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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Emily Keen
11 years ago

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!).

Jen
Jen
11 years ago

That. Is. GORGEOUS!! Totally worth the long hours! I MUST have one!

Kaycie Eddie
11 years ago

I love it!!

Heather, 29 Skirts
11 years ago

The collar is so beautiful! I’ve been looking for detachable collars on Etsy lately, and I love how you beaded this one. Wow!

Paunnet
11 years ago

It’s gorgeous! I can’t wait to see the tutorial!

Jen
Jen
11 years ago

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!

Sarah
11 years ago

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! :)

Lauren
11 years ago

Holy cow – that is one fantastic piece of craftsmanship and art. Just gorgeous!

Lynette Danburry
11 years ago

Beading really can be a drag, but a lot of times, like with this collar, it is totally worth it.

Casey
11 years ago

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! :)

Sorcha
11 years ago

Oh, my, that’s beautiful! I can’t believe you hand-sewed all those beads!

Sorcha x
Bonfire Brunette

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Cecily
11 years ago

Omg! its a wonderfull work..i´m sure that if i see the original i would want it too! Great job ;)

xx

Carolyn
Carolyn
11 years ago

Gorgeous! Would love a tutorial. Very beautiful styling of it also.

districtofchic
11 years ago

Whoa, I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. Need your skillz!

matea
11 years ago

wow really inspiring, i want make thise !!

Anna
Anna
10 years ago

The collar is great, but I especially love than skirt! The whole outfit is super cute!

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Katie
Katie
9 years ago

This entire outfit really is stunning. The colors are perfect on you too.

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