One of my favorite DIY blogging fashionistas is Maegan Tintari who has a wonderful eye for fashion design, decor and jewelry making.  One of her more recent tutorials is one for an asymmetrical pearl waterfall necklace over on her blog LoveMaegan.  She was inspired by a Dior runway design which actually used smaller beads.  Also brilliant is her idea of using a fabric covered headband as the foundation of the necklace.

Maegan also suggests plastic beads (think Mardi Gras beads) rather than glass ones to keep the weight down.

Not into the asymmetrical look?  Neither am I. But the fabric covered headband will form a comfortable base for sewing on all kinds of dangles, not just pearl ones. The collar necklace would also be easy to take off and put on.  

I would turn around the headband so the gap is to the back. The dangles I would add would be in a more conventional V shape.

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