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The World is Your Oyster: 12 Precious Pearl Crafts

Just like lace and flowers, pearls add a dash of femininity to clothing, accessories, home decor, and more. But did you know that these delicate gemstones come from irritated mollusks? That’s right; if a parasite burrows its way into a mollusk, the mollusk grows a pearl around the affected area to prevent it from spreading. Pretty cool stuff! I wish humans had a defense mechanism like that. Unfortunately, we don’t (yet), and natural pearls are super expensive. Luckily, I can use pearl beads to give my wardrobe a ladylike look.

DIY Clothing Ideas for You and Baby

Decked Out Denim VestDecked Out Denim Vest – Have you heard about the denim on denim trend? People are mixing and matching colors and washes of denim for a casual yet polished look. This vest, pictured at left, adds a little glam to this fashion staple.

Baby Couture Onesie – Now Baby can look as fashionable as Mom! The string of pseudo pearls on this onesie is so cute.

Beaded Poncho – Gold-plated pearl beads set off the earth tones in this knit poncho very nicely.

Crochet Pearl Belt – This silvery belt is the perfect addition to a vintage outfit. If you’re looking for a challenge, you can make a matching pair of gloves.


Earrings, Bracelets, and More: DIY Jewelry

Crochet Ribbon EarringsCrochet Ribbon Earrings – Go vintage with these pastel beauties.

Tee Shirt Beaded Necklace – Believe it or not, an old white tee makes the perfect necklace chain.

Circles and Pearls Bracelet – Modern and sleek, this bracelet would make a great gift for a teenager.

Ladylike Ribbon Necklace – This beautifully-crafted necklace is sure to get some attention the next time you go out.


 DIY Home Decor: Indoors and Out

Elegant Garden TopiaryElegant Garden Topiaries – You can make these sophisticated topiaries for an Easter brunch, bridal shower, or tea party.

Pearls on Wood Bird – Birds tend to flit away whenever you get too close, but this little guy will stay by your side and brighten up your living room.

Crystal and Pearl Decor – This versatile craft looks great on trees, mantels, and more.

Floral Candleholders – For centerpieces, you can’t go wrong with these chic DIY decorations.



How do you use pearls in your crafting?