While waiting for hundreds of yards of organza to arrive, I took a break from the petticoat to work on Anastasia’s necklace. This was a quick little project and probably the simplest part of the costume! Start to finish, it only took around an hour and a half to complete.
In the animation, Anastasia’s necklace is relatively simple.
However, for this costume, I felt I needed something more than plain baubles. To coordinate with the pearl earrings I’ll be wearing, I selected 14mm and 16mm ivory freshwater pearls. Each of the smaller pearls were accented with half-dome 4k gold bead caps; the larger pearls had antique gold bead caps with edging details.
I separated the large pearls from the smaller pearl sections with Swarovski rhinestone spacers.
And that’s all it took to make Anastasia’s necklace! I really love how the pearls look against the organza fabric for the skirt layers. The bead caps and spacers also add just the right amount of bling so it lives up to the rest of the costume!
My organza should be arriving any day now; expect more skirt progress soon!