I have been seeing a lot of shirts with embellished collars around and I have wanted one but unfortunately none of the ones I liked came in my size. Then I thought well I have all these beads and stones why not just make my own.
I bought a Tommy Hilfiger shirt that I liked and I just placed some crystals and beads on one side of the collar randomly and then tried to repeat the exact pattern on the other side of the collar.
The shirt collar is not completely symmetrical and one side is about a couple of millimeters longer and wider than the other so the beadwork is not exactly the same on both sides, but it is close enough and you wouldn’t be able to notice the difference unless you were really focusing on the beadwork.
I used a variation of crystals and pearls in different sizes. To fill up the gaps I used gold and silver bugle and hex cut beads .I also used an assortment of different dark gold /bronzy beads to pick up on the thread colour that is used all through the shirt and to bring a pop of colour and break the monotony of white on white as well as make the collar stand out a little bit more.
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