DIY Rose Gold Pine Cone Necklace Tutorial
Some of my fondest memories as a girl, involve my mother taking me to our metropolitan area’s fabulous theater district to see “Beauty and the Beast” and “Peter Pan” live on stage. We would get dolled up, just the two of us (later the 3 of us, when my sister was old enough), we’d have lunch at a fancy restaurant, and go see a play.
At the time, our family barely squeaked into the “middle class” classification, but living in a house smaller than most mobile homes helps with the cost of living! Our family “went tiny” before it was a fashionable eco-conscious movement, and were able to afford this little, special luxuries every once in a while.
One of my birthdays in particular, I remember mom gifting my a “Pocahontas” stationary box with a real, working lock and key. I had been fawning over it at “The Disney Store” for the better part of a year, and it was my birthday present, along with the theater trip that year. I remember thinking, ” this is the best day of my life!”
Fast-forward several years, maybe 2012? I mentioned seeing “The Nutcracker Ballet” with my friend from the dance department who had secured us free tickets. It was being hosted by Texas Women’s University with the Sugar Plum Fairy and Nutcracker being from the Russian Ballet, but all of the rest of the dancers were from local studios and the universities.
“I’ve always wanted to go to the the Nutcracker live!”
I had no idea she hadn’t, with how much she loved our outings together. Right then, I decided that I wanted to take her for Christmas one year. The subsequent several years involved pregnancies, babies, and moving around Christmastime, but THIS year, I bought the tickets!
We’re both super excited, so of course, I’m already planning my wardrobe. I have a beautifully shabby chic, long-sleeved dress that looks lovely with rose gold jewelry. The multiple nature-inspired scenes of the ballet and Christmas in general, inspired this necklace tutorial. It’s super simple to do, and would make great gifts for friends or as stocking stuffers!
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Rose Gold Real Pine Cone Necklace
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Have you seen the Nutcracker Ballet in person? What is your favorite winter aesthetic?