I saw a child wearing a ribbon necklace with large, multi-faceted crystal looking beads. It was beautiful, and I wanted to replicate the look.
I was able to make the necklace for under five dollars and maybe ten minutes of my time. The beads are from Hobby Lobby (use a coupon or wait for a sale) and the ribbon I already had on hand.
I had my daughter wear the necklace while I snapped some photos to use on her first birthday invites. here's an outtake. Gotta love the drool!
and here's the invite