Thursday, June 24, 2010

[Tutorial] The Making of a Necklace. . . [and GIVEAWAY!]


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I've been seeing a lot of those bib necklaces around the blog/etsy world.

At first I thought they were a little weird. . .
Then, at some point, that idea gave way to the inclination to buy one. . .
But yesterday I decided to make one instead. . .



So for those of you who want to make one for yourself, I made another one to demonstrate how I did it.

[I am also having a GIVEAWAY for the example one. . . scroll down to the end of this post to see how to win!]

Here's the how-to:

You need:

Fabric, scissors, hot glue gun, felt, chain, jewelry clasp:



1] Pick some fabric colors that compliment each other
[or one color- it's up to you!].

2] Cut fabric into strips- about an inch wide and in various lengths
[anywhere from 5-12 inches long]


3] Fold or roll the fabric length-wise
[this does not have to be done excessively neatly. . . a little bit of imperfection can actually make this a little more charming!]


4] Make a knot in the end of the rolled strip of fabric.


5] Wrap the fabric about 1/2 inch of the way around the knot and hot glue that spot to the knot.


6] Twist the fabric and wrap again, also securing with hot glue


7] Continue until you have used all the fabric- secure the end to the bottom of the flower with hot glue.


Ta-da! Beautiful fabric flower.


8] Complete steps 3-7 for all fabric flowers. . . they should be various sizes to achieve [my] desired affect.

9] Once you have made all of your flowers, play around with them until you find a way of placing them that is pleasing to you.


10] Set your desired pattern of flowers on the felt.


11] Hot glue the flowers to the felt.


12] Add any embellishments you desire. . .
I chose pearls :]


13] Cut away the excess felt.


14] Attach chain or ribbon the the back of the felt to make it into a necklace.


I did this by stitching the chain onto the back. . .


And then I hot glued felt pieces to secure and cover the stitches.


And there you have it:
A lovely bib necklace


. . . that I am giving away!

Here's how to enter [please leave a separate comment for each!]

1. Follow my blog
2. Become a facebook fan
3. Blog, tweet, or facebook about this giveaway [extra entry for each]

I will use random.org to pick a winner next Thursday.






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44 comments:

Clare B said...

lovely tutorial and great giveaway. thanks.

Craftmaker said...

What a lovely necklace! I has been looking for a tutorial to make one. Thanks! (and thank you for the comment on my blog last week, I left a comment for you in there, silly me!)

http://mycurrenthobby.blogspot.com/

Jenni said...

New blog follower!! Great giveaway! Thanks!

Jenni (djcjlw@yahoo.com)

Jenni said...

Also a new FB fan!

Thanks!

Jenni (djcjlw@yahoo.com)

★All Thingz Related★ said...

You did a great job! Love it!
I'm a follower!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

I'm a FB fan too!
{Rebekah}

★All Thingz Related★ said...

I posted about your giveaway on FB!

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/All-Thingz-Related/272039786701

{Rebekah}

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Tweeted!

http://twitter.com/allthngzrelated/status/16944027785

{Rebekah}

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

LOVE! Do you think I could win 2 giveaways in row? I'm a total sucker for yellow + gray. ;)

Grace Wong said...

thanks for the tute and giveaway, I follow you as Grace Wong!
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Grace Wong said...

fb fan as Grace Wong
shou.milk@gmail.com

Grace Wong said...

tweeted!
http://twitter.com/gracewong1/status/16959053056
shou.milk@gmail.com

hiyaluv said...

oh my gosh! you are so awesome! I think that even I could make this! I am thrilled!
Smiles,
gina

hiyaluv said...

i'm a fb fan!!!
:)smiles,
gina

hiyaluv said...

tweet tweet!
smiles,
gina

Melissa said...

Oh wow, I love this tutorial and the necklace you're giving away! I bookmarked the page, so that I will know how to make it! omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

kikilabotz said...

cute.^_^ give away..tnx for sharing

Allison said...

Super cute! Great tutorial and giveaway!

Visiting from Remodelaholic.

And new follower

Nancy said...

Very neat necklace. I'd love a chance to win!

I'm a new follower!

Nancy

elizabeth @ twelvecrafts said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for adding it to the stocking stuffer list!

elizabeth @ twelvecrafts said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for adding it to the stocking stuffer list!

Jessica Hills said...

I SO want this necklace! I am a facebook fan! Also, I am featuring this on FTF this week!

emily said...

this is totally fabulous and i'm going to *try* to make one of these tonight! thanks for the inspiration!

Jill GG (good life for less) said...

I love this... I am not talented enough to make one. Can I buy one? Pretty Please???

Mande said...

New blog follower!! Love the tutorial & the necklace!!

The Stevens Family said...

I love these flowers! I had an idea of using my daughter's shirts she's grown out of to make a hair band for her. I am a blog follower!

Playing Sublimely said...

Alright my friend...you are a girl after my own heart. It is so nice to meet you!

Kate said...

This is fantastic. I hope to make one soon! I'm a new follower here, care to follow back? :)

blessedmomto8 said...

Now THAT is cool!

Cimmy said...

i'm a new follower! and hope i win your giveaway=)

rebirth_C@hotmail.com

AAmores Crafts&Stuff said...

Thank you soo much for this great tutorial.
I made some flowers today, tomorrow I'll go to Michaels to get some things so I can finish :)

StellaPearl Hair Clips said...

Your demo is the brightest and best!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to take pictures and posting everything!

Jessica said...

Hi!

I am a new blog follower! I love this tutorial!

Dragonlady said...

Love your demo, the necklace is lovely..

New follower!
Brenda

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melissamo1 said...

I am a new follower! I love these necklaces! Thanks for the tutorial!

Stephanie said...

I am now a follower :)

stephaniecurs@gmail.com

Stephanie said...

Posted a link on my blog!

http://thecurs.blogspot.com/2011/03/awesome-flowerbib-necklace.html

HJC Editor said...

Hi! Great tute! I will be linking at http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/ in future post.

Thanks!
Jane
http://diylessons.org/
http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/

Carla said...

Parabéns muito original!

http://bijuteriaportuguesa.blogspot.com

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Édina Cunha said...

I love it, thanks for ideia! Lovely, kisses darling

Ally Munda said...

Gorgeous! I'm following you now, this necklace DIY is just...wow

http://allyisacat.blogspot.com/

Waseem said...

love the tutorial....looks beautiful.


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