Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

Awesome guest tutorial: Anthro-pretty necklace by Mary Ann

I'm happy to present a great tutorial from a lovely blogger, Mary Ann of The Dapper Bun and Made by Mary Ann.  I stumbled across her blog a while ago and loved her tutorials so much!  Check out some of the fun things she's made...
Love the Christian Louboutin-inspired pumps with chiffon floofies she made:

 Plus some super cute headbands!
 Today I'm happy to share with you a tutorial for this lovely necklace...
Let's go to the tutorial!!

This necklace consists of velvet ribbon I recently purchased and little bits and pieces from a craft box that belonged to my grandmother.  I've gone through this box multiple times, but haven't found a use for any of the contents, until today! ;-)

Ribbon (apprx. a yard or so, I used less)
Random bits of chain (I used old eye-glasses chains)
Random connector bits (I used these old brass filigree things)
Some jump rings
Step 1
Gather supplies.

Step 2
The pearl chain was in bits and pieces, so I connected them together with pliers.

Step 3
Connect chains to filigree (I used old jump rings from leftover parts from that craft box).

Step 4
Loop ribbon onto other filigree.

Step 5
Tie other ends of ribbon onto the first filigree.

Step 6
I decided I wanted to add another filigree, so I undid the chain jump rings, and added on a new connector with another jump ring.

Step 7
I redid Step 3.

Step 8
Connect other ends of chain to other filigree, varying the lengths.

And that's it!  Made from all repurposed supplies, I didn't have to buy anything at the store!

Isn't it pretty?  I don't do much jewelry-making, myself, so I loved that Mary Ann made it look so easy and fun!
Do check out her fashion blog, The Dapper Bun, and some of her other tutorials!


  1. Woaaawww! Wonderful necklace ;D

  2. I should have told you I featured you last week!

    There's the link. You have a great blog.


  3. very beautiful and elegant! love it! Thanks for posting this!

  4. Hi! Great tute! I will be linking at in future post.





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