Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by dancing_princess, Nov 23, 2005.
Thanks KC. Another creative idea.... pretty necklace!
I'm in the process of moving/trying to sell my condo so most of my things are in storage. I couldn't find the necklace but I did have the bracelet on hand. It is a double-layer (except for where the velcro is).
Awesome! That's helpful, thanks!
No problemo! You can see i have a few stones missing on it. I don't think the best glue was used in the first place, so that's probably an easy fix. The velcro was just glued as well, so it's a total non-sew project (although i know you sew because i like to follow your blog ;-P) but good to note for anyone else who doesn't like to sew.
Thanks so much for posting those pics!!!!! I was wondering what the back looked like and what type of fasteners were used.
The necklace is pretty much the exact same thing. Can't find it though LOL
It is gorgeous, isn't it! And no, I didn't make it
Finally got around to writing about how my wife makes her necklaces and jewelry, http://www.ballroom360.com/diy-ballroom-necklace/
Thank you for posting this! I always wonder if the rubbery stuff was the mold builder liquid latex!
Thanks for that! How do you (or your wife) think it would differ at all with the silicone backing? I've noticed some of my necklaces the stones and glue are peeling away, I suspect it has something to do with the glue not mixing well with the silicone.
OMG the pic of the cat wearing the necklace.... ROFLMFAO. Awesome.
"I iz purrtteeee" is exactly how I feel when I put on my ballroom jewelry, too!!!!
Yes, me! Sorry for the self promotion, but I am proud of my work. I will do custom colors upon request
I know my dance partner does her own jewelry. She spends so much time on it! But it looks pretty rich when she's on the floor.
About how much does all this cost for a necklace - to make it yourself? I'm sure it saves a lot of money compared to the $100-250 that a vendor will charge. I'm guessing it would take about 5-7 gross of stones? Obviously will cost more if you use sew-ons or multiple sizes.
I guess it depends what kind of stones they use and the amount of time spent on the application. Vendors have it hard! I spoke to a couple at the competition, they have to pay a certain amount to the organizers for the space and sometimes even the percentage of sales.
It is really tough on vendors, they have to charge enough to cover the cost of the event. Table fee ($800+), plus 10% of the gross, plus hotel, food, shipping of all the merchandise, or driving to the event. There is a reason that it is expensive at competitions. I do know that several of the jewelry vendors do very well, so don't feel too sorry for them. But there is a reason their prices are what they are.
Middy, you don't need that many stones depending on the design, but most designs take lots of sizes and shapes, so it requires a large inventory of stones, and the cut out designs are very labor intensive.
You said it!
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