Thursday, 1 March 2012

How to: Beaded shoulders - Jazz up a Jumper.

I beaded a jumper! 

I bought this top in a sale some time ago, pure cashmere, a bargain. But it just wasn't doing it for me, the colour was a bit meh, and I only wore it once or twice.

Then I saw some gold coloured seed beads in my local supermarket when still living in Geneva, Switzerland (they have amazing craft stuff in their supermarkets!) and I knew what I had to do.

I hand-sewed the beads on, not pulling the thread too tight. I followed the shape of the shoulders and didn't really plan where to start or stop, although I did try to get the two shoulders even and matching.

Now I really enjoy my cashmere jumper and it has become a wardrobe staple, the beads make all the difference, adding a certain je ne sais pas.

It makes sense to me to modify clothes that I already have to make them work better for me, rather than constantly buying new stuff, or dumping things that I'm not wearing much. Especially when it is a high quality item or fabric.

I wonder how others work their wardrobes...


  1. Lovely idea! I have a hand-me-down from my sister that has beads on it like that, i think there are even a few on the ends of the sleeves. I never thought of "prettying up" a bland sweater myself by using.

  2. Thanks m'dear. I always enjoy your thrifty finds, rather inspirational :)


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